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Taxation of Stock Options

Category: Tax Services

Stock options are a popular way for companies to attract and retain key employees.  So what happens when an employee is granted stock options by a Canadian-Controlled Private Corporation (“CCPC”)? There are no tax consequences to the employee when the stock options are granted or when the options are exercised by the employee. When the […]

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RRSPs and the Home Buyers’ Plan (HBP)

Category: Tax Services

It’s RRSP time again, and many people may be trying to decide whether or not to invest their money in an RRSP.  As you make that decision, don’t overlook the possible financial advantage of the Home Buyers’ Plan (HBP). With the HBP, anyone who hasn’t owned a home in the last five years can use […]

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Plan Ahead for New SR&ED Rules

Category: Tax Services

The changes to the Scientific Research and Experimental Development (“SR&ED”) program announced in the 2012 Federal Budget may have an impact on your 2013 SR&ED claim.  Here’s a short summary of the main changes and some possible planning points to allow you to maximize your SR&ED claim. 1. Reduced Investment Tax Credit (“ITC”) Rate for […]

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Tax Implications of Solar Projects For Business Owners

Category: Tax Services

You own a business in Kingston, Ontario and are considering the installation of solar panels on your facility’s roof to take advantage of the terms offered under the microFIT or FIT programs. Your tax considerations would include: The income you earn from the project will be taxable. However, you will be entitled to claim deductions […]

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Why is CRA Auditing My Business?

Category: Tax Services

Most corporate returns are e-filed with CRA, and starting January 1, 2013, almost all corporate tax returns will be required to be e-filed with CRA.   Electronic transmission gives them easy access to analyze your financial data.    Don’t be surprised if you get a corporate tax audit if: You’ve had a bad year and carry back […]

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What To Do When CRA Comes Auditing

Category: Tax Services

We’ve noticed that CRA appears to be getting more aggressive in the way they perform their field audits. Here are some basic tips that will help you survive your CRA audit When CRA calls to advise you that you’re having a tax audit, call your accountant immediately, even if the CRA tells you that you […]

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