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The Renaissance Group is an accounting firm managed by dedicated and experienced professionals, who believe a renaissance in the industry is long overdue. Despite their many years’ experience, the firm’s partners bring a youthful energy and full service approach to their clients’ financial affairs. The result is a level of expertise and innovative problem solving that’s hard to find these days.

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New Small Business Owner's Kit

It’s the letter or phone call every small business owner dreads — the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) wants to conduct an audit. Now what?



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Foreign Reporting Requirements revised June 2013

The T1135 “Foreign Income Verification Statement” form must be filed by Canadian residents that at any time during the year, owned foreign investment property with a cost of more than $100,000.



2014 Federal Budget Commentary

The Federal Government presented its 2014 Budget, “The Road to Balance: Creating Jobs and Opportunities,” on Tuesday, February 11. The Budget includes in its 419 pages approximately $280 billion in spending over the next several years..



T1135 Form: Administrative relief announced

On February 26, 2014, The CRA announced administrative relief related to the 2013 T1135 form. The change applies to tax years ending after June 30, 2013. Read the article for more information.

Are you a Canadian “snowbird”?

If yes, there could be tax consequences starting June 30, 2014.  Please see this article from the Financial Post for more information.

CRA warns of SPAM emails

CRA does not eMail regarding tax refunds or other personal information. Read more here.  If you received such an eMail from CRA that is SPAM it should be reported to your internet provider right away.

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Family Tax Changes

On October 9, 2014 the federal government announced an increase in the Children’s Fitness Tax Credit from $500 to $1,000.