Would you like to reduce your income taxes? Although tax planning should be a year-long activity, there is still some time left to implement a few tax strategies that will help reduce your tax bill.

Furthermore, there are certain new measures coming into effect beginning in 2019 that should be taken into consideration.

The following are a few simple, effective strategies that can be implemented before the end of 2018 or early in 2019. A few major changes that will soon come into effect are also highlighted. Download this document to read more about it.

Don’t hesitate to contact your Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton advisor who can help you determine the measures that apply to your situation.

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The Grant Thornton International IFRS team has published Insights into IFRS 16 – Understanding the discount rate.

The Insights into IFRS 16 series provides insights on applying IFRS 16, Leases, in key areas. Each edition will focus on an area of IFRS 16 to assist you in preparing for the required changes on adoption of the standard.

This first edition provides guidance on the determination of the discount rate.

The issue

Under IFRS 16, discount rates are required to determine the present value of the lease payments used to measure a lessee’s lease liability. Discount rates are also used to determine lease classification for a lessor and to measure a lessor’s net investment in a finance lease.

This bulletin explores the different methods prescribed in IFRS 16 to determine discount rates and presents insights to help you understand them.

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Business leaders have shared their entrepreneurial vision with our President and CEO, Emilio B. Imbriglio, in exclusive interviews.

Always relevant, their comments deserve our attention. This is the second in a series of three interviews.

In these videos, Marc Dutil, President and CEO of Canam Group Inc. discusses several topics, including micromanagement, leadership style, strategy and investor relations management.

Everything you do has to be out of respect.

Our firm is proud to present these high-level meetings filmed in an unusual and spectacular location: outside, on the roof of Place Ville Marie.

To find out more, view these short videos.


Marc Dutil on micromanagement


On leadership style


On strategy


On investor relations management

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Our webinar on recent developments in Accounting Standards for Private Enterprises (ASPE) that took place on November 21st is now online.

The session will provide an overview of the following, among others:

  • New or revised accounting standards, including amendments to Section 1591, Subsidiaries, and Section 3051, Investments, relating to the cost method;
  • The projects and activities of the Canadian Accounting Standards Board, including the one on redeemable shares issued in a tax planning arrangement;
  • Some practical issues regarding cryptocurrencies.

Each participant will be able to take a test at the end of the session. A training certificate, which applies to training hours recognized by the Quebec CPA Order (OCPAQ), will be given to each participant who passes the test.

Please note that this information session is in French.

Access the session here.