Topic: Blog

Liberal Government Announces Tax Changes on December 7

Posted on 2015 Dec 08 by

On December 7, 2015, the new Liberal government presented legislation in the House of Commons that will enact a number of tax changes based on their federal election platform. With their majority, they will be able to quickly pass this legislation and the changes will take effect on January 1, 2016. As promised, the government…

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Through The Eyes Of Your Business Advisor: Thinking of Succession Planning With Your Optometry Practice?

Posted on 2015 Nov 27 by

  Accountants do more than annual tax filings; they are business advisors that help you reach your goals. Consider where your practice is headed and your exit, and an accountant can help design and implement your succession plan. Here are two common scenarios:     Transitioning your practice to an associate, junior partner or family…

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Fuller Landau now has videos!

Posted on 2015 Nov 24 by

November 24, 2015 – We are proud to announce we have now added videos to our site! We have been busy working on our first set of videos here at Fuller Landau! We have launched three videos for our Careers section, as well as four on the role of Valuations in the divorce process.  On top…

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Fraud risk increases when one employee controls finances

Posted on 2015 Sep 23 by

Recent reports alleging that an accountant defrauded a Toronto-area company of more than $1 million highlight the risks of granting financial authority to one employee without sufficient oversight, says Toronto forensic accountant Patricia Harris. As Global News reports, York Regional Police fraud officers have charged a woman suspected of defrauding her former employer of more than $1.2 million in August…

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IRS Tax Scam – Fake Form W-8BEN

Posted on 2015 Sep 15 by

Form W-8BEN (for individuals) and W-8BEN-E (for business entities) is the “Certificate of Foreign Status of Beneficial Owner for United States Tax Withholding.” These forms are used by U.S. payers to determine if U.S. tax withholding is required on their payments made to non-U.S. recipients. There has been an increase in fraudulent activity regarding these…

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U.S. Returns and Forms – Revised Filing Deadlines starting for the 2016 Tax Year

Posted on 2015 Sep 03 by

On July 31, 2015, the U.S. enacted The Surface Transportation and Veterans Health Care Choice Improvement Act, which revised the filing deadlines for certain U.S. income tax filings and foreign disclosure forms. The new filing deadlines are effective for year-ends beginning after December 31st, 2015. C-corporations with a June 30 year-end will continue to have the…

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Private Equity Firms Bet On the Food & Beverage Sector

Posted on 2015 Jul 07 by

Private equity has a significant appetite for the food and beverage sector, and a number of private equity firms have made the food and beverage industry their primary focus. What’s driving their interest? What are the favoured segments within this space? What are the critical risks to be aware of when making these investments? We…

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