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  • Peter Andersen presents Economic Update for HSS team

    December 7, 2017 by

    On December 6th, Andersen lead a small group of business owners on a interactive session to “Get Ready for 2018! Some discussion themes discussed included: (see attached handout) -the business cycle -interest rates, inflation, the Canadian dollar, business conditions -possible surprises (oil, housing, wage costs) Peter Andersen is an independent consulting economist, specializing in applied
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  • Tax Planning Using Private Corporations

    November 27, 2017 by

    On July 18, 2017 Finance Minister Bill Morneau released his much anticipated consultation paper proposing changes to how private corporations are used to gain tax advantages. The proposals outlined in the consultation paper are significant and will affect everyone who owns a private corporation. The following three items are targeted in the consultation paper: ·
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  • Update on Certain Income Tax Proposals Impacting Private Corporations and their Shareholders

    November 27, 2017 by

    On October 16, 2017 the Federal Government announced a number of proposed changes affecting small business corporations. First, the small business tax rate will be reduced from 10.5% to 10%, effective January 1, 2018 and to 9%, effective January 1, 2019. Second, the government intends to proceed with the proposed income sprinkling rules, although with
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  • Important Tax Deadlines for 2017 Tax Filing

    November 8, 2017 by

    February 28: T4,T4A,T5 slips and summaries March 1: Last day for 2017 RRSP contribution April 30: Personal Tax Filing Deadline April 30: Payment Deadline for Individuals and Sole Proprietor June 15: Sole Proprietor and Partnership Return Filing Deadline T3 Trust Return Filing Deadline: 90 days after the trust’s tax year-end Corporate Tax Returns are due
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  • Tax Planning Using Private Corporations

    August 25, 2017 by

    On July 18, 2017 Finance Minister Bill Morneau released his much anticipated consultation paper proposing changes to how private corporations are used to gain tax advantages. The proposals outlined in the consultation paper are significant and will affect everyone who owns a private corporation. The following three items are targeted in the consultation paper: ·
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  • Documentation of a Gift

    August 14, 2017 by

    The recent case of McMurtry V McMurtry (2016 ONSC 2853) highlights the importance of proper documentation of a gift. The wife of the deceased claimed that she was the owner of certain shares of a family corporation (worth several million dollars) that had belonged to her late husband.  She argued that the shares had passed
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  • An Executive Summary of Simple Strategy Simply Said by Robert Murray

    Posted in Managing Growth
    June 20, 2017 by

    Prepared by Jordan Gabriel and Maria Kosinevska, Hogg, Shain & Scheck P.C., CPA Students The seminar presented by Robert Murray focused around the development of a simple and easy to understand strategy for organizations, including values and benefits it can bring to your business. Importance of Values Create a strategy that encompasses your organizational values
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  • Dora Awards Support, HSS sponsoring awards again this year!

    Posted in HSS Blog
    June 13, 2017 by

    Dora Awards Support, HSS sponsoring awards again this year! The 38th annual Dora Mavor Moore Awards celebrates the accomplishments of professionals in the performing arts community. The Awards ceremony will be held on June 26th at the Elgin Theatre and will be hosted by Raoul Bhaneja. Some of the awards come with a cash prize
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  • Alumni Awards: The Highest Honor of the Night

    Posted in Awards
    June 8, 2017 by

    Every year the Alumni Awards Night is a beautiful celebration for the Ted Rogers School of Management (TRSM) Alumni and their outstanding achievements. This evening recognizes all alumni and hosts an awards of distinguished alumni across Canada and internationally. The TRSM Lifetime Achievement Award is the highest honor of the night, it recognizes an alumnus
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  • HSS sponsors The Writers Guild of Canada Screenwriting Awards

    Posted in HSS Blog
    May 2, 2017 by

    Hogg, Shain & Scheck are proud to be gold level supporters of The Writers Guild of Canada Screenwriting Awards, which were held April 24, 2017 at the Telus Centre’s Koerner Hall. HSS aims to recognize the achievements of Canadian screenwriters and the local theatre community in their accomplishments within Canada and Toronto, respectively. The WGC
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  • Ontario Budget Commentary

    Posted in HSS Blog
    April 28, 2017 by

    Introduction Finance Minister Charles Sousa tabled the Ontario Budget on April 27, 2017. The deficit for the 2016-17 fiscal year is projected to be $1.5 billion, with a balanced budget projected for 2017-18, 2018-19 and 2019-20. The Budget does not include any changes to Ontario’s personal or corporate income tax rates. Measures Affecting Individuals Personal
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