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Departure tax for individuals emigrating from Canada

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Departure tax for individuals emigrating from Canada

Without careful tax planning, taxpayers may be caught off guard with a tax obligation that they do not have the resources to pay.

  • Enzo Testa, Nirusaa Nirmal
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  • February 12, 2020
Cybersecurity for NPOs: Mitigating risks and protecting data

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Cybersecurity for NPOs: Mitigating risks and protecting data

While cybersecurity remains top of mind for many organizations, in recent years it has become a key concern for non-profits and charities.

Crown fails in its attempt to withdraw from TCC settlement

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Crown fails in its attempt to withdraw from TCC settlement

FCA forces Crown to comply with settlement terms and finds that a principled settlement does not subsequently lose its principled basis.

  • Yoni Moussadji
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  • February 05, 2020
The impacts of IFRS 3 on the real estate sector

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The impacts of IFRS 3 on the real estate sector

RSM Canada’s Curtis Dorfman contextualizes recent changes to IFRS 3 for real estate companies and investors specific to financial reporting.

  • Curtis Dorfman
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  • February 03, 2020
How to prepare for a first year audit after acquisition

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How to prepare for a first year audit after acquisition

Audit readiness shouldn’t be an afterthought of an acquisition. Being well prepared minimizes financial risks to your private equity firm.

  • Craig Cross, /content/mcgladrey/en_CA/about/profiles/steve-koltun, /content/mcgladrey/en_CA/about/profiles/steven-heyendal
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  • January 30, 2020
Should safe income on hand include taxes accrued but not yet paid?

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Should safe income on hand include taxes accrued but not yet paid?

Our authors summarize FCA’s decision on the calculation of safe income, specifically, the consideration of taxes accrued but not yet paid.

Communicating fiduciary responsibilities for not-for-profit boards

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Communicating fiduciary responsibilities for not-for-profit boards

Board oversight into the financial results is an important element to ensure appropriate use of funds and prevention of fraud.

Common mistakes businesses make when succession planning

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Common mistakes businesses make when succession planning

Our author discusses common mistakes that businesses make when succession planning and how a shift in approach is necessary for success.

  • Mario  Patenaude
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  • January 27, 2020
Cross-border debt financing - an overview of Canadian tax implications

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Cross-border debt financing - an overview of Canadian tax implications

Our authors highlight tax rules that businesses often overlook during cross-border debt financing via shareholder loans.

  • Tracy Li, Jiani Qian, Jennifer Lin
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  • January 22, 2020
Annulment or rectification - what can taxpayers do to address an error

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Annulment or rectification - what can taxpayers do to address an error

A recent case signals how opting to annul versus rectify an error may affect the outcome, cost and timeliness of the tax dispute process.

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