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    Welcome to Baker Tilly

    With member firms from coast to coast, we are one of the country’s largest associations of chartered professional accounting firms. As an all-Canadian network, we have a longstanding reputation for value-added audit, tax and advisory solutions.

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    COVID-19: Business guidance

    Updated as of August 5, 2020. Stay tuned for the latest updates on tax and financial measures impacting Canadian businesses in the wake of COVID-19, as well as insights on how organizations can navigate this crisis.

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    Employee mental health: How and why to build support

    Every single person on our planet has been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, which has highlighted the importance of employee mental health. This challenge provides employers an opportunity to support their employees’ personal needs, resulting in a more productive and engaged workforce.

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    Baker Tilly WM announces new chief operating officer

    Toronto, ON – Baker Tilly WM is pleased to announce the recent appointment of Paul Schmidt to chief operating officer (COO). Schmidt’s in-depth industry knowledge and strategic leadership skills truly inspire a shared vision at the firm ­– a dedication to service excellence that is augmented by the synergy between the Toronto and Vancouver offices.

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    The future of work

    BT International explores the rapid shift to remote work triggered by the COVID-19 pandemic. As many businesses prepare to return to the office, BT Canada’s Kari Viglasky and other experts argue the lessons learned should not be lost.

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    The benefits of starting a single purpose land corporation

    Purchasing land is a common activity in any farm business, but these transactions can be handled in several different ways. For a farm business operating as a corporation, the most common approach is to purchase land within the existing corporation. While this isn’t necessarily a problematic approach, it places all the business’s assets within a single corporation, which limits your flexibility in the future, particularly during the succession process. While you may want to distribute your business’s assets among several children, if the assets are all within a single corporation, you will only be permitted to distribute shares without significant restructuring.

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    Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (CEWS 2.0)

    On July 17, 2020, the federal government announced significant changes to the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (CEWS), which we will refer to as CEWS 2.0. Prior to July 17, the government consulted stakeholders seeking input for modifications needed to the program as the government’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic continues to evolve.

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    The exit of a family farm shareholder

    When a shareholder of a family farm wishes to exit the farm operation—whether due to retirement, disagreement with other shareholders, or a desire for a lifestyle change—and there is no shareholders’ agreement in place to dictate the procedures for buyout, negotiations are required between the exiting shareholder and the remaining shareholder(s).

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    How rental farm property qualifies for the capital gains exemption

    If you inherit a piece of farm property and continue the farming activity on that land, you should qualify for the capital gains exemption when you go to sell. However, even if you choose to rent out that property – rather than farm it yourself – you could still qualify if the land you inherit is from a spouse, common-law partner, child or parent (for the purposes of this article, any member of these groups will be referred to as a “family member”).

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    Updates to the wage subsidy program (CEWS)

    Our experts discuss the latest on the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (75%), a relief measure designed to help struggling companies and employers keep and rehire their employees.

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    Further expansion of the CEBA – applications open June 26

    The expanded CEBA program is being made available gradually starting with the larger banks. Other participating financial institutions will start offering the program over the coming weeks.

    The Canada Emergency Business Account (CEBA) was previously introduced in early April 2020 to provide eligible businesses with financing up to $40,000, with 25 per cent of this being forgivable based on the terms of the CEBA loan program. In the early stages of the program, businesses were required to employ individuals with an aggregate employment expense between $40,000 and $1,000,000 in 2019. The program was modified to widen the employment scope to between $20,000 and $1,500,000, thus expanding the reach of the program.

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    BT Windsor launches Baker Tilly Live

    Windsor, ON – Baker Tilly Windsor has joined forces with leadership strategist Joseph Heraldo to launch Baker Tilly Live, a suite of consulting services dedicated to the leadership, skills and systems needed to fully optimize businesses – and the teams that put them into practice. This is the latest step in BT Windsor’s ongoing evolution. Through this new service offering, the firm will serve clients in new ways and provide the additional value they expect from one of the Windsor region’s most innovative firms.