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    BT Nova Scotia welcomes partner Sean Walker

    Dartmouth, NS – Baker Tilly Nova Scotia is pleased to welcome Sean Walker, who joins the Baker Tilly Advantage team as partner. Walker brings a wealth of experience to the firm, having spent the past 15 years in senior financial roles with not-for-profit and private companies. His most recent experience includes working as an outsourced CFO-for-hire for several small- to medium-sized businesses.

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    What’s driving today’s M&A surge?

    The ups and downs of the pandemic’s impact on business has opened the door to increased activity and more complex deals in mergers and acquisitions. In this episode of the Connected & Ready podcast, Baker Tilly Canada Corporate Finance CEO and managing director Mike McIsaac joins host Gemma Milne for a discussion of the long and short-term trends that got us to this point.

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    The rules of family farm transitions are changing

    When selling a farm corporation, there are tax advantages to selling to a stranger than to someone in your own family. It has always been difficult to transition corporate-owned farms to the next generation, because the sale of a corporation within a family is taxed at a punitive rate – one that would be lower if the buyer was an unrelated person.

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    Baker Tilly WM welcomes partner Birju Shah

    Toronto, ON – Baker Tilly Toronto is pleased to welcome partner Birju Shah to its International Tax team. A Chartered Professional Accountant with more than 15 years of experience advising private and publicly traded entities, Shah will assist clients both in Canada and around the world with international tax, general tax compliance and advisory engagements, as well as matters involving tax disputes.

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    David Downie joins Baker Tilly as principal

    Toronto, ON – Baker Tilly in Toronto is pleased to announce the arrival of David Downie in the role of principal. With more than two decades of tax experience, he brings his expertise in tax planning (both international and domestic) and reorganization, with a focus on Canadian multinationals and their global operations.

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    Changing CCA rates for farm businesses

    When the most recent federal budget was released on April 19, 2021, it was announced that CCA rates will change for farm businesses that are Canadian-controlled private corporations (CCPC). Under this announcement, CCPCs would be entitled to immediately expense their capital purchases when they calculate their income for tax purposes.

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    The profits and pitfalls of maintaining QSBC share status

    With the recent Royal Assent of Bill C-208, owners of incorporated small and medium-sized businesses, and their tax advisors, were reminded that proactively monitoring and maintaining qualifying small business corporation (QSBC) share status is essential to make many tax-planning strategies possible. There are many traps that may cause the unintended loss of QSBC share status, and when the time comes to take advantage of available tax planning, it can be too late to correct the problem.

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    2021 tax deadline calendar

    When it comes to Canadian and U.S. tax deadlines, even the most diligent client needs an occasional reminder. Consult our 2021 tax deadline calendar for a month-by-month overview of key dates that could apply to you. You might even notice a few obligations that slipped your mind.

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    Intergenerational transfers with less strings attached (a limited time offer)

    Many family-owned businesses have faced higher tax burdens when transitioning their business within their family. This effect has been due, in part, to two anti-avoidance provisions in the Income Tax Act (ITA) that are designed to prevent unapproved transactions deemed abusive by the Department of Finance. Section 55 prevents unapproved, tax-deferred capital gains stripping; section 84.1 prevents unapproved, tax-free surplus stripping. In a nutshell—an oversimplified nutshell—these two complex anti-avoidance provisions recharacterize what should be tax-free transactions into taxable ones.