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    Importance of Employee Benefits Plans

    With the economy opening back up and the world slowly transitioning back to normal, business owners are looking at the future of their companies. One of the critical challenges for this post COVID world is a company’s ability to attract and retain top talent. Employee Benefits can set you apart from other companies and attract the applicants you are looking for.

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    Structuring a farm business to involve the next generation

    If you’re thinking about farm succession planning, there are many areas to consider. One key consideration is determining how to include the next generation in the structure of a farm business while the parents are still involved. If you plan to include more than one generation at the same time, there are several ways you can include a child or successor as a partial owner.

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    Managing banking relationships in agricultural organizations

    For many agricultural organizations, their chosen financial institution is a significant partner in the success of the operation. With increasing consolidation of farm corporations, credit facility agreements are becoming larger and more complex. Reporting frequency has increased, covenants have been added, and many institutions are seeking forward-looking projections. 

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    Does Buying a Business Make Sense?

    With a reported 60% of small and medium-sized Canadian business owners being 50 or older, it is expected that the supply of businesses-for-sale will increase in the coming years.  Buying an existing business can have many benefits over starting from scratch, but overlooking the faults of an existing business can lead to losses and headaches. 

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    Voluntary Disclosures Program not to be taken lightly

    Our new Tax Alert highlights how past amendments by the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) to the Voluntary Disclosures Program (VDP), along with recent court decisions, demonstrate the VDP should be used with extra caution. For those seeking immunity from interest and penalties, it is clearer than ever the VDP has become more restrictive, signaling the CRA’s heightened desire to combat tax evasion.

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    Is it Time to Start my Succession Plan?

    Is it time to create a succession plan? A recent survey by the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (“CFIB”) reported that 42% of small business owners now expect to retire later than planned because of COVID-19.  This has significant implications for Canada’s economy, aging entrepreneurs and their families.  

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    Five in five: Kevin Shaw

    “I feel privileged to be able to share my knowledge and the collective expertise of our team to help our clients realize their aspirations and objectives. That’s what really gets me out of bed each morning.”

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    Industry veteran Peter Heasty joins BT WM

    Toronto, ON – Baker Tilly WM is pleased to announce the recent arrival of Peter Heasty, an industry leader in facilitating automobile dealership transactions. With more three decades in the auto dealership business, he also has a history of delivering for clients as part of the Baker Tilly Canada network