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Ontario’s Not-for-Profit Corporations Act 2013

May 22, 2013 by

The Ontario Not-for-Profit Corporation Act has targeted on July 1, 2013, as the effective date to help make Ontario Not-For-Profit Corporations (NPO) more efficient and effective in their operations and governance. Updates to the Ontario Not-for-Profit Corporations Act NPOs can engage in profit-oriented activities if the revenue is clearly re-invested to advance one or more
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Canada Not-for-Profit Corporations Act

May 16, 2013 by

The Canada Not-for-Profit Corporations Act (“Canada NFP Act”) became effective October 17, 2011 and was developed to promote accountability, transparency and good corporate governance for the not-for-profit sector. This was considered a necessary modification, as not-for-profit (NFP) corporations incorporated under federal legislation have been abiding by an act which is approximately 95 years old. The
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Our First “Managing for Growth 2013” Seminar Was a Huge Success

May 3, 2013 by

The first in the Hogg, Shain and Sheck three-part “Managing for Growth 2013” seminar series took place on March 6th at the Delta Toronto East Hotel and drew a great crowd of participants. The seminar was called “Global Trends 2025: The Changing World Order” and was led by Dr. Carlos Rizowy, political analyst for BBC
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How to Find the Best Accountant

March 13, 2013 by

Finding a reliable and capable accountant is invaluable. Finding a good one isn’t a matter of finding the best one; it’s finding the best one for your needs. A good accountant should be able to provide options and/or tax savings that will, in turn, cover a portion of their fees. For example your sales may
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Canada’s Changes to the Scientific Research and Experimental Development Program

March 6, 2013 by

Canada’s 2012 federal budget contained a number of changes to the Scientific Research and Experimental Development program (SR&ED). The majority of changes resulting from these measures are cuts in expenditure eligibility for all companies claiming SR&ED. Additional expenditure cuts apply to public and foreign- owned corporations. What is the Impact Budget 2012 Changes to SR&ED:
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Canada Says Goodbye to the Penny. What Does it Mean?

February 22, 2013 by

No more pennies for your thoughts. Your thoughts will either have to be free or rounded up to a nickel. As of February 4th, the Royal Canadian Mint ceased production and distribution of the penny. Why Get Rid of The Canadian Penny? This has actually been the subject of debate for decades. Experts have been
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The Impact of The US’ Fiscal Cliff on Canada

February 4, 2013 by

In the face of sending the United States over the much-publicized “fiscal cliff,” the US Senate hammered out a tentative deal before midnight on New Year’s Eve. What are these changes and how will they impact Canadian businesses in the U.S. or vice versa? Below are a few notable areas where you will see changes.
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Motor Vehicle Expenses – General Rules

November 2, 2012 by

With gasoline prices at record highs with no apparent sign of relief in the near future, everyone who uses their car for work or business is experiencing the pain at the pump. It would help to ease some of the burden if one could deduct various vehicle expenses when completing one’s personal income tax return.
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