ECONOMY

Taxman to target Netflix?

Is your Netflix bill about to be “Liberalized?” Multiple media reports in advance of the 2017 budget, suggest the Trudeau government is about to backtrack on an election promise to not tax Netflix and other foreign-based digital media services. In doing so, they would be joining other countries and jurisdictions that are seeking redress against […]

Friday, January 20th, 2017 | BUSINESS ECONOMY TAXATION


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As Fintech fears fade, Canada’s banks look to next big thing: Artificial Intelligence

“The majority is on the innovation side,” Dodig said at the RBC Capital Markets Canadian Bank CEO Conference in Toronto. He pegged the spending at roughly a 55 per cent to 45 per cent split. Dodig said CIBC’s technology plate is full, including fintech partnerships and online and mobile developments of its own, but the […]

Tuesday, January 17th, 2017 | ECONOMY STARTUPS TECHNOLOGY


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Fundraising: A First Glimpse

Most companies begin their life on funds borrowed from the founder and their close friends and family, and for a fortunate few, angel investors. This part is pretty self-explanatory so no need to dig into it, but once those initial funds have run dry and after taking the company from an idea and core team to the embryo of functional business, it’s time to start thinking bigger.

Thursday, January 12th, 2017 | ECONOMY STARTUPS TECHNOLOGY VALUATIONS


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Canada Revenue Agency’s landlord stashed money in offshore tax havens

The federal government agency tasked with cracking down on offshore tax avoidance rents its offices from a corporate group that has moved hundreds of millions of dollars into tax havens. Three Canada Revenue Agency offices — in Calgary, Edmonton and Montreal — were sold in 2007 in a controversial sale and leaseback arrangement to Larco […]

Wednesday, December 14th, 2016 | ACCOUNTING ECONOMY TAXATION


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AUDITOR GENERAL REPORT ON CRA APPEALS HANDLING

Once again national news outlets are reporting that the Canada Revenue Agency has been excoriated by the another Auditor General’s Report. This report, it would seem, is the final level of accountability for the bureaucrats who operate the Canada Revenue Agency

Thursday, December 8th, 2016 | ACCOUNTING ECONOMY TAXATION


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Thriving Against the Odds

This practice of waging war against probability is a daily ritual to the 6,000 or so tech start-ups that emerge in Canada each year, and a leading cause of demise to the 4,800 of those that are going to fail before filing their first tax return.

Thursday, November 17th, 2016 | BUSINESS ECONOMY STARTUPS


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RBC hikes some fixed mortgage rates as bond yields spike

Increases to mortgage rates come as no surprise, make sure you have revised your budgets and planning for 2017.

Tuesday, November 15th, 2016 | ACCOUNTING ECONOMY REAL ESTATE


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$21 trillion on the table as Trudeau sits down today to woo the world’s most powerful investors

Foreign investment, if allocated correctly, will be a significant benefit to the Canadian economy.

Tuesday, November 15th, 2016 | ACCOUNTING BUSINESS ECONOMY STARTUPS TAXATION


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MO’ MONEY, MO’ PROBLEMS: CROWDFUNDING

As hard as it is to believe that tax and hip-hop could exist in the same sentence, the lyric’s from The Notorious B.I.G.’s hit single Mo Money Mo Problems could not ring truer with regards to startups and the different techniques used to raise cash.

Thursday, October 27th, 2016 | ACCOUNTING ECONOMY STARTUPS TAXATION TECHNOLOGY


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BEWARE OF THE FLIP

In one of our previous articles we highlighted an area of GST compliance with regards to the rental rebate and how it might affect the average Joe. Given recent provincial regulation with regards to shadow flipping and the new 15% tax on foreign buyers, one would think that it is just a matter of time […]

Monday, August 29th, 2016 | ECONOMY REAL ESTATE TAXATION


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