How long should you keep your business tax records in Canada?

According to the Income Tax Act, you need to keep business tax records for a minimum of six years from the end of the taxation year to which the records and books relate. If You Want to Correctly Keep Business Tax Records in Canada, You Should Have All:  Sales Invoices Contracts and Guarantees Loan agreements […]

Valuations for Income Tax Purposes – What Does the CRA think?

Tax planning and corporate restructuring have become an integral part of the services provided by professional advisers to their clients. A key component of any plan is establishing the fair market value (FMV) as the valuation represents the first step towards assessing the tax consequences of any transaction. This post looks at valuations for income […]

Recent Changes to the QST Registration Rules for Non-Resident Suppliers of Digital Supplies

What are the new Quebec Sales Tax (QST) Rules? On March 27, 2018, the Quebec budget introduced new Quebec Sales Tax (“QST”) rules expanding the threshold of QST registrant requirements with focus on non-resident suppliers in the e-commerce sector.  The budget addressed the lack of specific rules for online sale transactions which previously led to […]

Three Reasons You May Need a Business Valuation

What is a Business Valuation? An independent business valuation is based on a sound set of principles and approaches to estimate the worth or fair market value (FMV) of a business.  The three approaches to determine FMV are the asset approach, the income approach, and the market approach. No matter which approach or method is […]

You have until March 31, 2018 to take advantage of CRA’s historically low 1% prescribed rate to save taxes

Owner-managers of companies who operate a business or who own investments such as real estate or a stock portfolio in a private corporation may now be reluctant to split income from their corporations by paying dividends to adult family members because such dividends may now be subject to the highest marginal tax rate under the […]