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Tax Alert - 2019 Federal Budget Commentary Mar 20, 2019
We are pleased to provide you with Commentary on the Canada Federal Budget released March 19, 2019.
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Agriculture Alert -Exemption for April 1, 2019 Fuel Charge Mar 19, 2019
Ontario farmers can receive an exemption for eligible farming activity for the Federal Government's carbon tax on all fuel sold in Ontario beginning April 1, 2019. The tax will be $0.0442/L on gas and $0.0537/L on diesel (light fuel oil).
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Agriculture Alert - CAP Intake Announced Mar 14, 2019
Canadian Agricultural Partnership (CAP) will be next accepting applications from producers and processors from March 22 until May 6. These are cost-shared programs delivered by provinces and territories on a 60:40 basis.
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2018 Tax Season: Common Myths Mar 14, 2019
Many myths have developed over the years around the income tax system and the filing of tax returns. This tax season, let us highlight some common misunderstandings and clarify the truth.
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2018 Tax Season: Time to get Organized! Feb 26, 2019
Prepare early by organizing your documentation well in advance of the tax deadlines with our 2018 Personal Income Tax Checklist and some important reminders about deadlines and common tax credits.
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Agriculture Alert - DFIP Phase 2 Announced Dec 14, 2018
Phase 2 of the Dairy Farmers Investment Program (“DFIP”) has been announced with the next intake period opening on January 7, 2019. The government has made some significant changes from Phase 1 of the program to try to make it more equitable.
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Year End 2018 Newsletter Dec 11, 2018
Information and updates for 2018 tax seasons, year end, legislation changes, helpful tips and company updates
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Year End 2018 Agriculture Matters Dec 11, 2018
Information on USMCA, DON testing support, DFIP reopening, HST audits and upcoming deadlines.
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Tax Alert - Enhanced CCA rates Nov 23, 2018
On November 21, 2018 the Federal government proposed an increase in the rates of CCA that can be claimed in the first year for purchases of various equipment and buildings. In general, these changes greatly increase the amount of CCA that can be claimed in the first year an asset is purchased.
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Fall 2018 Newsletter Oct 16, 2018
Updates from Accounting, Human Resources Solutions, Wealth Management & Company News including Income Sprinkling, Legalized Cannabis, POA and our new online presence.
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Fall 2018 Farming Matters Oct 16, 2018
Updates on DFIP, Class 10 Audits, Deadlines Upcoming, Year End Tax Planning, Quota Changes
AgriStability and Land Transfer Tax Exemption
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Change to the Ontario Apprenticeship Training Tax Credit Aug 23, 2018
Employers of apprentices that commenced an approved apprenticeship program after November 14, 2017 are required to apply for the Graduated Apprenticeship Grant for Employers (GAGE) as the incentive to employers has changed from a tax credit to a grant.
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Bank of Canada Raises Rates Jul 17, 2018
As was widely expected last week, the Bank of Canada raised its key lending rate.

Here is a high-level overview of what this means for you.
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Ontario To Revert Back to Previous Public Holiday Pay Calculation May 9, 2018
After consultation with stakeholders, the Ontario Government announced that it will be reviewing the Public Pay portion of its Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act, 2017 commonly known as Bill 148.
During this time and effective July 1, 2018, temporarily reinstates the Previous Public Holiday Pay formula.
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On May 7, 2018 Ontario passed the Pay Transparency Act, 2018. May 14, 2018
Starting 2020, an employer with 250 or more employees will be required to submit a pay transparency report.Starting 2021, an employer with 100 or more will be required to submit a pay transparency report.
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2018 Federal Budget Commentary Feb 28, 2018
We are pleased to provide you with commentary on the Canada Federal Budget released February 27, 2018
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Review Engagement Financial Statements are Changing Jan 25, 2018
Canadian Standard on Review Engagements (CSRE) 2400, Engagements to Review Historical Financial Statements was issued March 31, 2016, and is effective for reviews of annual and interim financial statements for periods ending on or after December 14, 2017.
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Tax Alert - Revised Income Splitting Measures Jan 15, 2018
Summary of the new revised income splitting measures released December 13, 2917 vs. the July 18, 2017 draft proposal.
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Acquisition of Accounting Practice of David Richenback Oct 1, 2017
The Partners of Ward & Uptigrove are pleased to announce we have acquired the accounting practice of David Richenback, CPA, CA.
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WSIB New Rate FrameWork Oct 25, 2017
The Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) is implementing a new rate framework effectively January 1 2020.
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Update on Proposed Federal Tax Changes Sep 15, 2017
Ward & Uptigrove has submitted a letter to the Department of Finance on the proposed Tax Planning Using Private Corporation changes.
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Capital Gains Taxation Mar 13, 2017
While the date for the 2017 Federal Budget has not yet been announced, there is significant
speculation and commentary from media and business leaders that a change to the taxation of
capital gains may be announced in the upcoming Federal Budget.
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