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    Non-resident / U.S. companies doing business in Canada

    In many cases, foreign companies doing business in Canada are in need of additional expertise to effectively navigate the Canadian tax system. Specifically, U.S. companies find themselves confronting a tax environment that is very different from their domestic system. When doing business in Canada, here are some of the key tax considerations foreign companies should be prepared to navigate.

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    Environmental Stewardship

    Collins Barrow is focused on reducing its carbon footprint.  Accounting can be a “paper pushing” environment to work in, however being environmentally focused is not only good for our environment, but is good for our staff, our clients, and our neighbors on this earth.

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    Selling your farmland - GST / HST implications

    With farmland values on the rise in Canada, many farmers are contemplating selling some or all of the land used in their farming businesses. Farmland sales may have GST/HST implications depending on such factors as the nature of the purchaser and the intended use of the land subsequent to sale. 

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    Budget 2017 Update – Extended transitional period for work in process of professionals

    An earlier version of this Tax Flash was originally published on May 11, 2017. The following version has been amended to reflect important updates as of Sept. 8, 2017.

    As proposed in the March 22, 2017 budget, every professional must include year-end work-in-progress (WIP) into taxable income effective for taxation years beginning after March 21, 2017. WIP for professionals typically represents unbilled professional time and cost incurred in the rendering of services to clients. This is often captured in the form of a professional’s “charge-out” rate, which represents their cost, overhead and some profit component.

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    A quick guide to platform acquisitions

    When growing through mergers and acquisitions, there are generally two distinct types of acquisitions: (1) the platform acquisition and (2) subsequent one-off acquisitions. When a company expands into a new market, the expansion often comes in the form of a platform acquisition, the initial acquisition that a private equity group makes to enter an industry with the intent to roll up (or acquire) other companies in an industry. (One-off acquisitions consist of companies within an industry in which the buyer already operates.) The acquiring company entering the new market usually seeks a business with an already sizeable operations base, which then becomes the platform from which to launch further expansion. The term “platform acquisition” originates from the private equity sector, where platform investments are very common.