• The Accelerated Investment Incentive – Department of Finance Announces New Tax Incentive for Capital Expenditures

    Incentive for Capital Expenditure

    On December 22, 2017, US President Donald Trump signed the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (“TCJA”) into law. This new legislation represented the largest US tax reform measures enacted in decades and provided US businesses with significant tax incentives for investment in capital assets. Since the TCJA’s passing, the Department of Finance of Canada has faced considerable pressure to enact legislation that provides Canadian businesses with similar tax incentives for new capital expenditures. In its Fall Economic Statement released on November 21st, 2018, the Canadian government responded by announcing the introduction of the “Accelerated Investment Incentive” which will provide Canadian businesses with an increased tax deduction for the cost of capital expenditures in the year they are purchased. Although the […]

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  • Kraft Berger LLP Canadian Real Estate Series Part 1: Principal Residence Exemption – What it is and why you should care?

    Canadian Real Estate Principal Residence Exemption – What it is and why you should care?

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  • New Canadian Standard on Review Engagements – What Should You Expect?

    Canadian Financial Statement

    Written by Sharon Eidelman, CPA, CA Review engagement reports on financial statements have changed for financial statement periods ending on or after December 14, 2017. So what does that mean for you, the client? How do the new standards impact your role as management or those charged with governance? The list below provides answers. What Should You Expect? New letters: We will require you to sign a new engagement letter. This letter will explain your responsibilities as the client and our responsibilities as the practitioner as they relate to the review engagement standard. There may also be changes to the representation letter as necessary. More communication: The new review engagement standard includes a greater emphasis on communication with you as […]

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    Tax Proposal Legislation

    After receiving over 21,000 submissions, and receiving some large amounts of pushback and media attention, the government has amended its July 18th, 2017 proposals. The following is a detailed summary of the rules.

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  • Changes to WIP Rules Whip up a Storm

    Changes to WIP Rules Canada

    Tax work-in-progress rules are changing. Read about how the proposed new rules differ from the current ones and how they will impact professional businesses including accountants, lawyers, and doctors.

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