The India Opportunity

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India, one of the world’s largest economies, has become one of the most critical markets for global Diversified Industrial companies.  Fast Facts • India is the world’s largest democracy and the 12th largest economy in the world. • Among BRIC (Brazil, Russia, India and China), countries, India is expected to deliver the highest growth rates… Read more »

The advantages of staying small:For small businesses with minimal profit, incorporation is not worthwhile!

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Beginning of Story Content When small business owners ask Diana Dolack whether they should incorporate, she often advises against it. “There’s not too many I advise to incorporate,” says Dolack, an H&R Block franchise owner in Biggar, Sask. “For farmers, especially, the rules are more beneficial to not being incorporated.” The formula for Dolack is… Read more »

TAX SEASON: Tax rules for Canadians abroad

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What you need to know before earning income abroad As more students and young adults take time out to indulge in longer-term international travel, income tax filing is probably the last thing they think about. When weeks abroad stretch into months, however, picking up some extra income is often the best way to make ends… Read more »

Super Voting Shares! The Power to Control and receive $1.7 Billion

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Super Voting Shares:    Its a known fact that private corporations may issue to the initial founding shareholders’ shares that give the holders right to multiple votes, even preferred shares may have multiple voting rights, if properly structured by a corporate lawyer. This is why I always advise my students, that in the event they consider… Read more »

Internal Auditing a career to consider!

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Profession: Internal Auditing is now a fully developed profession, Internal audit developed as an extension of the external audit role in testing the reliability of accounting records that contribute to published financial statements. These are exciting times for internal auditors, especially those who see themselves as agents of change within the organization. The drive to… Read more »

Grooming Your Business for Sale

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In the coming years many small private companies will be up for sale, due to the fact that Baby Boomers will be retiring and hoping to cash in on the sale  of their business.  Grooming a business for sale takes time, which means that you need to get started well in advance. Your reward is a… Read more »

Year-End Tax Planning-2010

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Accountants are always keeping up to date on tax related issues.   Here are a few tax planning ideas to consider before 2010  and changes for 2011: 1.Federal Small business rate remains at 11% for Federal tax purposes 2.New Avoidance Transaction rules, must be reported after 2010. 3.Quebec Sales Tax Rate: Increasing from 7.5% to… Read more »

Canadian Audit Committee Update: Evolving issues for 2010

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Audit Committee Evolving Issues  focuses on communicating to stakeholders about the impact of adopting IFRS. Today’s changing business and economic conditions provide an opportunity for the audit committee to reassess its priorities and refocus its agenda. The purpose of the Audit Committee is to strengthen the integrity of the financial reporting process and the quality… Read more »

Assessing Operational Risk: A New Profession In The Making!

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Have you ever wondered what is the fundamental purpose of a Corporation: You are correct in assuming “To Make a Profit”. Henry Ford once said ” A Business that makes nothing but money is a poor kind of business”. Let us put ourselves into perspective and see what we are referring to. Looking back a… Read more »

Restructuring GM: Government Bailout a Success!

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General Motors started trading on the Toronto Stock Exchange on Thursday, a day after its IPO raised US$20 billion. From a starting price of US$33 a share it rose as high as $35.95 in intraday trading before settling at $34.01. It closed at $34.19 on the New York Stock Exchange, a gain of 3.61% in… Read more »