A Double-Cross?

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On July 18, 2017, the Federal Government introduced some proposals and draft legislation which perhaps they’d hoped would be overlooked while Canadians enjoy their summer holidays.

But we’ve noticed.

This proposal announced a 3-prong attack on entrepreneurs – specifically: 

  1. the ability of a business owner to split his or her income across members of the household is to be ended, as of 2018, via a broad expansion of the “tax on split income (TOSI)” rules
  2. the investment of the tax difference inside a private corporation is to be reviewed, with the intent of taxing away the advantages of the small business deduction; and
  3. the elimination of the possibility that a business owner might seek to extract funds from his or her corporation at capital gains tax rates, rather than as dividends.

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2017 Personal Tax Filing Season

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Welcome to the 2017 Personal Tax Filing Season!

It’s time again to file your personal tax returns. The deadline keeps changing – this year, those returns must be filed with the Canada Revenue Agency by no later than Monday May 1, 2017.

We’d like to deliver the finished product as quickly and efficiently as possible – and we’re sure that many clients will, as of today, already possess all the information that’s needed (much of the most relevant data may already be on our system – we usually just need the ‘small stuff’, and other items, to tie everything together). So, we’d like to encourage everyone to consider the “practical” deadline as really being early April – there’s little reason for any later than that!

To help us help you, organization is the key! This newsletter contains a few items to help you accomplish your annual filing obligation with as little trouble and expense as possible.

Personal Tax Season Checklists:

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Jason Nakano at DCM Wealth Advisory Group

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Jason Nakano presented on “Succession Planning: What Business Owners Need to Know”

On February 24th, Jason Nakano, Managing Partner of Lohn Caulder LLP, co-presented with Ryan Howe from Wills, Estates + Trusts Practice Group, to the DCM Wealth Advisory Group at BMO Nesbitt Burns. Jason and Ryan presented information for business owners embarking on succession planning for themselves and for their business. For more information or to find out how we can help you, please contact Jason Nakano.

Congratulations Stephen Koke!

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team-stephen-kokeLohn Caulder would like to congratulate Stephen Koke on successfully passing the first ever Common Final Examination.  Stephen, we are extremely proud of your accomplishment and are looking forward to your successful career as a Chartered Professional Accountant!

Kelly Lohn awarded the FCA designation by peers

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On behalf of everyone at Lohn Caulder LLP, we would like to congratulate Kelly Lohn, one of our founding partners, on receiving the distinction of FCA.

The F in FCA stands for Fellowship and is awarded to individuals within the CA accounting designation for their many years of work with the CA Institute, their career, their community service, or their professional or academic contributions to the field of accounting.

Kelly has always been very active in the accounting profession at both the provincial and national levels, contributing his time to a number of committees and volunteering locally. You can read the history of Kelly’s accounting career at CPABC’s website on page 20 of the February 2015 digital booklet.

We cannot think of a person more deserving than Kelly and all of us at Lohn Caulder LLP are honoured to be a part of his team.