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Industry news and other insightful items!

We are pleased to present a number of interesting articles we have gathered from a number of sources.


BC Wildfires: Protecting What Matters

British Columbia is in a State of Emergency. Since the BC Wildfires began a few months ago, over 24,000 people have been evacuated with many more evacuation alerts in place. Since BC’s fire... Read More!

Changes to Cyber-Security in Canada

Bill S-4, the Digital Privacy Act, implemented some significant changes to the Personal Information and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA). What does this mean for Canadian businesses... Read More!

Cyber Risks: Impact

2017 is already proving to be a year with increased cyber risks. Does your business have the protection it needs? In a study done by Tripwire, almost 96 percent of IT professionals... Read More!





Hamilton & Rosenthal, Chartered Accountants
Quarterly Newsletter: Tax Tips & Traps


Memo - September 19, 2017 - (PDF format)

The Federal government’s technical paper of July 18th, 2017 includes measures to change the taxation of investment / passive income earned in a private corporation.
2017 Third Quarter - Issue No. 119 - (PDF format)

Tax Ticklers, Tax for Private Corporations, Employee Discounts on Merchandise, Death Benefits, Retirement Income Calculator, Return of a Gifted Property, Voluntary Disclosure Program, Withholdings on Remuneration to Non-Resident, Professionals' Work in Progress Exclusion, Electronic T4 Slips,
2017 Second Quarter - Issue No. 118 - (PDF format)

Tax Ticklers, Employment Insurance, Sharing Economy, Uber Drivers, Personal Use Asset In A Corporation, Donation Of Publicly Traded Securities, Investment Management Fees, Website History, Charities and For-Profits Working Together, Leave Of Absence
2017 First Quarter - Issue No. 117 - (PDF format)

Tax Ticklers, Principal Residence Exemption, Employment Expenses, Meal Reimbursements, Taxpayer Relief, Payroll Advances, Objections, Cra Strategies On Offshore Tax Evasion
Memo - July 18, 2017 - (PDF format)

The Federal government’s technical paper on July 18, 2017 is proposing significant changes to tax planning using private corporations.
2014 Fourth Quarter - Issue No. 108 - (PDF format)

Tax Ticklers, Small Business Job Credit, Liaison Officer Initiative, Principal Residence, Tax Payments, Collections At The CRA, Estate Planning, Registered Charities, Lump-Sum Support, Transfer Of Assets To A Corporation, Renouncing U.S. Citizenship
2014 Third Quarter - Issue No. 107 - (PDF format)

Tax Ticklers, Checklist For Small Businesses, Donating By Will, U.S. Amnesty Programs, Director Liability, Moving Expenses, Price Adjustment Clause, Travel Expenses, Gambling Winnings, Sin Verification Tool,T1135 Foreign Property, Internet Business Activities
2014 First Quarter - Issue No. 105 - (PDF format)

Tax Ticklers, Medical Expenses, Medical Expenses, Marital Status, Splitting Up?, Fitness Club Dues, Getting Money Out Of The Company, Charitable Donation, Web Tips

2013 First Quarter - Issue No. 101 - (PDF format)

Personal Tax, Employment Income, Business Income, Owner-Manager Remuneration, Estate Planning, Web Tips, International, and Did You Know

2012 Fourth Quarter - Issue No. 100 - (PDF format)

Year-End Tax Planning, 2012 Remuneration, Personal Tax Returns, Employment Income, Business Income, Owner-Manager Remuneration, Estate Planning, Web Tips and International

2012 Third Quarter - Issue No. 99 - (PDF format)

Personal Tax, Employment Income, Business/Property Income, Estate Planning, Web Tips, Gst/Hst, and Did You Know

2012 Second Quarter - Issue No. 98 - (PDF format)

Personal Tax, Business/Property Income, 2012 Federal Budget, Estate Planning, Web Tips, GST/HST, and Did You Know

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