Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland tabled the 2023 Federal budget on March 28th that projects the deficit to be $40.1 billion, representing an increase in the deficit by $10 billion, higher than originally forecasted last fall. The increased projected deficit is being attributed to declining economic growth and on new spending initiatives including the national dental program. The budget is … [Read more...] about Federal Budget 2023
PETERBOROUGH - A Chartered Business Valuator (CBV) is now a partner in the region's leading tax planning firm, creating a local option for business owners looking for expert advice traditionally sought in large cities. Michael Riseley, CPA, CA, CBV, is the new partner at Holmes Riseley CPAs and Tax Advisors, bringing business valuation services to the region. “A growing number of clients … [Read more...] about Our New Partnership
The government of Canada has implemented a new tax, the Underused Housing Tax. The tax is an annual 1% tax on the ownership of vacant or underused housing in Canada, that took effect on January 1, 2022. This letter is being sent to all clients of our firm that may potentially be impacted by the new tax. Below is a summary of some of the important points regarding the tax. Who must file a return … [Read more...] about The Underused Housing Tax (UHT)
Donation, bequest, endowment? Farm families can achieve a huge amount of good with their generosity, but be sure to plan it carefully. As more farm families get further into their transition and succession planning, charitable giving is becoming a critical part for many to incorporate into their plans. On more and more farms, in fact, questions surrounding meaningful donations and how to … [Read more...] about Deciding on a charitable giving plan?
On April 7, 2022 Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland tabled her second budget as Finance Minister - “A Plan to Grow the Economy and Make Life More Affordable” that included new spending initiatives focusing on housing affordability, national childcare, innovation, defence, and climate change. The minister projects a deficit to finish the 2021-2022 fiscal year of $113.8 billion and is projecting the … [Read more...] about Federal Budget 2022
Demographics are changing across our country and Canadian business owners, like the rest of us, are aging. For many entrepreneurs, the sale of their business is how a great portion of their retirement will be funded. And planning for that stage of your entrepreneurial journey may require more forward-thinking. “From a business valuation perspective, preparation for a sale can take place at … [Read more...] about Preparing Your Company For Sale