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    Collins Barrow SGB LLP

    Collingwood Meaford Owen Sound Walkerton

    Client service has been the foundation of Collins Barrow SGB LLP for over 60 years. We offer experience, insight and expertise to our clients throughout the Simcoe, Grey and Bruce Counties. By listening to you and looking at things from your perspective, we can help you define your goals and then we tailor our services to help you achieve them.

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    Technical Bulletin - July 2015 Part 1

    This technical bulletin covers the various developments from April to June 2015. Collins Barrow regularly publishes Technical Bulletin for the general interest of its clients and friends to highlight the continually changing accounting and assurance standards, and the interpretations thereof, in Canada.

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    Audit and Accounting Services

    When you're facing a changing global economy, it's important to have someone next to you who will help navigate through the evolving accounting standards and changing regulatory environment. We can guide you through the uncertainties of change and risk.

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    Tax Advisory

    There is no time like now for effective corporate and personal tax advice. The professionals at Collins Barrow provide the alternatives you seek and will achieve the most efficient results for your tax planning needs.

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    2015 Federal Budget Announces Welcomed Changes for Charities

    Currently, taxpayers are exempt from capital gains tax for charitable gifts of publicly listed securities and gifts of ecologically sensitive land and cultural property.  The Budget proposes to provide an exemption from capital gains tax in respect of certain dispositions of private corporation shares and real estate occurring after 2016 provided certain conditions are met.

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    Reviewing the pros and cons of AgriStability

    AgriStability is a program that provides financial protection to farmers in the event that their margin drops compared to the prior year of production. In essence, this is a financial safety net for farmers: they receive payments when their net income drops below 70 per cent of their reference margin, which is determined by averaging their net income over five years after eliminating the highest and lowest years. In many cases, the benefits of the program are worth the time and expense required to participate, but earlier this year, changes were introduced that may affect the program’s relevance to your farm operation. With that mind, here is a closer look at the pros and cons of AgriStability.

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    Not For Profit

    The professionals of Collins Barrow have consistently focused on the financial needs and demands of Canada's diverse not-for-profit sector. We recognize that a not-for-profit organizations' members, donors and stakeholders seek assurance of the integrity of financial information, clarity in reporting and transparency in disclosure.

    Important issues in family succession of farm operations

    When planning for the succession of your farm operation to the next generation, several important issues can arise. Some of the key issues include how the goals and objectives of key stakeholders align with your goals, how you will be spending your time in retirement, ensuring you have adequate financial resources in retirement and how to divide assets among your children, some of whom may not wish to be involved in the farm operation. There are many issues, and they will vary depending on your particular circumstances.