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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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    Infographic: The new rules of the road

    On Dec. 13, 2017, Finance Canada released Amendments to the Income Tax Act and Regulations and Explanatory Notes, simplifying measures to restrict income sprinkling. This infographic will focus on the changes to the July 18 proposals, exclusions, reasonableness test and a brief update on the status of the proposed measures related to passive investments. 

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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.

    Pitfalls to consider in family business succession

    We have been hearing it for decades: 30 per cent of family firms survive to the second generation and only 10 per cent survive to the third generation. This statistic is generally cited without context, implying that family firms are the business organizations that are most likely to fail, but that assumption is incorrect. We know that family businesses facing succession are successful to begin with. Otherwise, they would not have been in business for so long, waiting for the next generation to take over.