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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.

Economic Value of Surety Bonds

At the Annual General Meeting on Thursday, September 28, SAC President Steve Ness announced the publication of The Economic Value of Surety Bonds in Canada; which assesses the impact of... Read More!

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... 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

Year-end Tax Planning 2018 - (PDF format)

This publication is a high-level summary of the most recent tax developments applicable to business owners, investors, and high net worth individuals. Enjoy!
2018 Second Quarter - Issue No. 122 - (PDF format)

Tax Ticklers, Digital Currency, Family Members, Corporate Passive Investment Income, Reasonable Automobile Allowances, Construction Activities, U.S. Citizens, CRA Mobile Phone Apps
2018 First Quarter - Issue No. 121 - (PDF format)

Tax Ticklers, Income Sprinkling, Input Tax Credits, Marijuana, Loans To A Relative’s Business, Business Failure, Commission Paid To A Corporation
Year-end Tax Planning 2017 - (PDF format)

This publication is a high-level summary of the most recent tax developments applicable to business owners, investors, and high net worth individuals. Enjoy!
2017 Fourth Quarter - Issue No. 120 - (PDF format)

Tax Ticklers, Business Loss Or Personal Venture, Guaranteed Income Supplement, Charity Filing And Compliance Obligations, Dying Without A Will, Operating A Business In The U.S., Non-Compliant GST/HST Registrants, Support Of Refugees, Underground Economy
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.
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