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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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    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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    Collins Barrow urges delay of private company tax proposals

    Collins Barrow is urging the Canadian government to delay the enactment of measures that profoundly change the taxation of private corporations and their shareholders, as proposed in draft legislation introduced July 18, 2017. CB National and all 26 member firms unanimously recommend all measures be delayed for, at minimum, one year to accommodate more detailed analysis.

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    5 reasons why your business needs to be using analytics today

    We keep hearing in the news and in professional publications that everyone needs to use data analytics. It’s the greatest thing since sliced bread. So why should businesses consider using data analytics? The reason is simple: data analytics presents many new opportunities to improve efficiency, gain actionable information on customers and add value to financial reporting. Analytics can have many positive effects on your organization, including those highlighted below.