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    The government’s SR&ED budget

    Back in July 2017, the Canadian Advanced Technology Association (CATA) published its update on SR&ED. Most of us are aware that in the 2012 federal budget, the federal government made cuts to the SR&ED program, through changes to both tax credit rates and eligibility rates for qualified SR&ED expenditures.

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    Avoiding and Getting Off of The TOSI Highway

    On July 18, 2017 the Federal Finance Minister announced proposals to change the tax rules related to income splitting using private corporations. The original proposals were subsequently withdrawn in October, re-released in December and after further changes the proposed legislation was included in Bill C-74 in March 2018. Bill C-74 received Royal Assent on June 21, 2018 and the new tax on split income (TOSI) rules are now in effect as of the beginning of 2018.

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    Data Analytics Blog

    Data Is My Parachute Two of my passions in life are data and skydiving. One is work related and the other is my hobby but both share common characteristics. Both require a tool for me to be successful. In skydiving it is my parachute and at work it is data....
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    At the Collins Barrow Partners’ Conference, The Future is Now!

    Waterloo, ON – From September 20-24, Collins Barrow partners from across the country will gather in Chicago, Illinois to pave an exciting path forward at the network’s annual Partners’ Conference. This event empowers firms and individuals to build on past successes to engineer even greater value for clients and their teams.

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    Don’t dive into the shallow end of the TOSI income pool

    In recent Tax Alerts we discussed the tax on split income (TOSI), which limits income-splitting techniques involving private corporations by taxing amounts received at the highest marginal tax rate. The rules are complex and, to date, the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) has provided only limited guidance on their application.