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    Meet Baker Tilly REO

    Baker Tilly REO is a leading accounting firm in Eastern Ontario, providing expert audit, tax and advisory services to valued clients in the region.

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    Addressing the proposed EIFEL rules

    On Feb. 4, 2022, the Department of Finance (Finance) introduced draft legislation relating to Excessive Interest and Financing Expenses Limitation (EIFEL) rules, which implement the recommendations in Action 4 of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development’s Base Erosion and Profit Shifting (BEPS) project.

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    Recruitment and retention: deliver a “signature” career experience!

    So, what am I hearing these days from firm leaders? It’s something along the lines of, “We have no trouble finding demand for our services—all practice groups are maxed out and then some! We are having trouble attracting, recruiting and retaining the right lawyers we need to do the client work. Over time, of course, we know the inverse will be true, but how do we deal with the here and now?”

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    The associate salary deception

    When your average baseball fan goes to a ballgame these days, invariably they grumble about the expense—$50 tickets, $15 beers, $9 hot dogs, and so forth. “It’s those greedy players,” they complain to the fan in the next seat, “They make millions of dollars, so the club has to charge high prices for everything. They should be grateful just to have a job in this economy.”

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    Baker Tilly GWD promotes two leaders

    Guelph, ON – Baker Tilly GWD is pleased to announce Adrian Carreiro and Damien Condon have been promoted to associate partner, in celebration of their extensive technical skillsets and contributions to the success of the firm.

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    To file or not to file – Considerations for late‑filed GST/HST section 156 elections

    GST/HST is generally applicable when property and/or services destined exclusively for commercial purposes are supplied by a closely related party who is registered for that tax. To simplify tax accounting and improve cashflow, certain closely related Canadian corporations and partnerships can elect under subsection 156(2) of the Excise Tax Act, via Form RC4616, to treat certain supplies by a closely related person as if they were made without consideration.

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    Five things lawyers hate to hear clients say

    In situations involving you and your client, the adversarial system is your worst enemy. The only win is a long-term client relationship that is sustainable, and a short-term victory gained by your legal swordsmanship almost guarantees a failure on that score.

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    Advancing your firm’s growth, leadership and success

    In today’s legal landscape, firms must continually consider and evaluate how they operate. A big part of this is being ready to address and adapt to new circumstances and challenges. With this in mind, our latest Lawyers Alert examines a variety of relevant topics, including the true economics of associates’ compensation, optimizing your firm’s strength in attracting top talent and how to effectively ⁠–⁠ and tactfully ⁠–⁠ manage client expectations. We invite you to review the feature articles below, as they offer valuable perspective, insight and commentary.

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    Fall Economic Statement

    On November 3, 2022, the Fall Economic Statement was provided by Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, The Honourable Chrystia Freeland, P.C., M.P. in the House of Commons.

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    Five in five: Terri Holowath

    “I find it ironic how our profession often has a reputation for attracting those who are averse to change, when in reality we deal with it every day and in so many ways.”

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    Canadian tax fact sheets 2022

    If you want to better understand Canadian tax rates in 2022, you are in the right place. We have compiled the following fact sheets to provide a convenient comparison of relevant tax rates for every Canadian province and territory.

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    Gratuities and tips – time to revisit payroll practices

    Tips are in the news, again! Recently, a restaurant’s tips policy made it all the way to the Federal Court of Appeal to decide whether the service staff tips are subject to Canada Pension Plan (CPP) and Employment Insurance (EI). With customers increasingly tipping electronically, the decision in this appeal is very relevant.

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    Baker Tilly GWD partner Ed Mitukiewicz retires

    Elora, ON – After more than three decades of service, long‑time Baker Tilly GWD partner Ed Mitukiewicz is retiring. Praised for his dedication, Mitukiewicz helped drive firm growth thanks to his keen ability to address clients’ complex tax needs.