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    Known for our responsiveness and aggressively entrepreneurial culture, we are the eighth largest public accounting network nationally by revenue. Our over 1340 professional and support staff and more than 235 partners and principals provide a full range of audit, tax and advisory services to private and public companies through our regional offices from coast to coast.
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    Finance forecast: 6 areas to watch in Budget 2018

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    Minister of Finance Bill Morneau has announced the 2018 federal budget will be tabled Feb. 27, 2018. Last year’s budget was delivered with a projected deficit of $28.5 billion and focused on several key areas, including skills development, innovation and middle-class jobs, among others. While the government is usually tight-lipped on the precise content of the budget, this year’s pre-budget report prepared by the House of Commons Standing Committee on Finance provides some indication on the government’s considerations.

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    Budget 2018

    Are you eagerly anticipating the 2018 federal budget? So are we! Our experts are offering thoughtful commentary on what the upcoming budget might contain.

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    The CRA takes the currency out of cryptocurrency

    In recent years, digital currencies called “cryptocurrencies” have exploded in mainstream popularity. Cryptocurrencies, such as Bitcoin, Ethereum and Litecoin were once accepted by only a few online vendors, but now may be used as payment at some restaurants, retail stores and even real estate brokers.

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    Take advantage of AMT opportunities, farmers!

    Most people in the farm industry know they can sell qualifying farm property as a sole proprietor or partnership and use their lifetime capital gains exemption to avoid paying tax on the sale. However, many are unaware of the fact that there is a second calculation called the Alternative Minimum Tax (AMT).

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    Collins Barrow Windsor unveils new indirect tax group

    Windsor, ON – Collins Barrow Windsor is excited to announce the launch of the firm’s new indirect tax group, effective Feb. 1, with new senior manager, Sameer Noormohamed, at the helm. An important step forward for the growth of the firm, the indirect tax group will service clients across Canada.

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    CB Calgary named a Top Employer for Young People (again!)

    Calgary, AB – Collins Barrow Calgary is honoured to announce the firm has once again been named one of Canada’s Top Employers for Young People, an editorial competition recognizing employers who offer the nation’s best workplaces and programs for young people starting their careers.

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    Collins Barrow Nova Scotia announces new tax partner

    Dartmouth, NS – Collins Barrow Nova Scotia is pleased to announce the promotion of Darlene Shaw to partner, Tax. Shaw has an outstanding record of providing valuable Canadian and U.S. tax services to both domestic and international clients in a variety of industries. 

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    How to avoid conflict in a family business

    Running a business involves many moving parts, which makes conflict unavoidable. However, the conflict within a family-owned business is more complicated than conflict between non-related employees because the line between business and personal relationships is blurred. There is a deeper connection between family members, which can bring heightened emotion to disagreements and conflict. When dealing with discord in a family business, the resolution needs to consider both the potential impact on family relationships outside of the business and the potential impact on business performance.