Tips for Planning Your Year-End

This article is from the quarterly Canadian Overview, a newsletter produced by the Canadian member firms of Moore North America. These articles are meant to pursue our mission of being the best partner in your success by keeping you aware of the latest business news. The new year brings new changes and new ideas; if […]

Top Tips for Building a Technology Start-up from an Accountant and Valuator’s Perspective:

The Vancouver Technology Arena is quickly evolving and drawing more business players into the marketplace. Many technology entrepreneurs have built great companies with a positive and lasting impact to our communities. At DMCL, we’re strong supporters of entrepreneurship and we love a good success story. Most of the winners in the tech space did these ten […]

Estate Planning: The Importance of Beneficiary Designations

When you open a Registered Retirement Savings Plan (“RRSP”), Registered Retirement Income Fund (“RRIF”), or Tax-free Savings Account (“TFSA”), the account opening documents typically include a place for a beneficiary designation.  What is a beneficiary designation, and what are the consequences of designating or not designating a beneficiary? Beneficiary Designation Explained A beneficiary designation is […]

2020 Firm Leadership Announcements

We are excited to announce Fraser Ross, CPA, CA as the new DMCL Office Managing Partner, effective January 1st, 2020 Fraser has been a partner in our Private Enterprise group since 1999. He provides accounting, assurance, taxation and business advisory services to owner-managed businesses, not-for-profit organizations and individuals. Fraser also specializes in providing audit, review […]

2020 Retirement Announcements

Congratulations to Robert Burkart, CPA, CA on his retirement. Rob provided accounting, assurance, taxation, and business advisory services to owner-managed businesses, professional corporations, partnerships and not-for-profit organizations. We would like to thank him in for his guidance and leadership as our Office Managing Partner Please join us in congratulating Rob on a brilliant career as a CPA […]

2020 New Partner Announcements

Pictured left-to-right:Steven Reichert, CPA, CA; Michael Auras, CPA, CA; Keith Changfoot, CPA, CA. Steven Reichert, CPA, CA has joined the partnership in our Audit and Assurance Group. He has over 16 years of experience of providing accounting and assurance services to both public and private companies and not-for-profit organizations. Steven joined DMCL in April 2019 […]

Personal Income Tax Installments

Taxpayer’s earning employment income generally have income tax withheld from each paycheque by their employer.  In most cases, the total withheld over the course of a calendar year is fairly close to the taxpayer’s income tax payable for that year, such that the taxpayer has a small refund or balance owing. However, where the income […]

Changes to the BC Speculation and Vacancy Tax

Some good news – the BC government announced extensions to some temporary exemptions to the BC Speculation and Vacancy Tax (the “Spec Tax”) tax.  They also provided some clarity on other exemptions. What is the Spec Tax again?  It is a BC tax* that started in 2018 as part of BC’s housing affordability strategy to […]

Effective Divestiture Process

This article is from the quarterly Canadian Overview, a newsletter produced by the Canadian member firms of Moore North America. These articles are meant to pursue our mission of being the best partner in your success by keeping you aware of the latest business news. In previous articles we discussed various liquidity alternatives and how […]