21 Dec 2016
Jean Gaouette
Partner | CPA, CA | Assurance

A Very Festive Christmas Happy Hour

Last Thursday, Magog Technopole held its Happy Hour, which was sponsored by Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton in Magog. It was a success, with an attendance of over sixty guests representing twenty-five businesses and ten or so partners. This event, the first of its kind, stands out as the start of a new era for Magog Technopole as they will work in partnership with some renowned private partners such as Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton, starting in 2017.

Details of this partnership will soon be announced. RCGT’s expertise will be showcased, enabling us to better support our businesses through quality advice.

“The Magog Technopole community is constantly evolving, and currently works with over forty-five businesses. We are at a pivotal moment in our development, and we need to give ourselves the means to match our ambitions in order to support our businesses in their challenges. The Magog Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton office as well as the entire firm offer the valuable expertise that will help us get ahead as well as better support our businesses.” says Ms. Céléna Dubuc, Magog Technopole Assistant Director.

By being focused on the future, Magog Technopole brings about a breath of fresh air to our community. This partnership with Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton in Magog falls directly in line with the continuity of our actions and vision: it’s in our DNA.” explains Mr. Jean Gaouette, PCA, CA, partner at Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton.

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Jean Gaouette, CPA, CA and Partner at Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton and André Métras, CEO of Magog Technopole, at the Étiquette wine bar, located at the Carrefour Santé Globale in Magog, pleased to announce the 2017 association between their two entities.

About Magog Technopole

Magog Technopole is a non-profit organization whose mission is to foster the growth of the Information and Communication Technologies sector (ICT) and of green technologies in the city of Magog by developing a unique and receptive environment and by promoting that environment to innovating companies to stimulate their setup.

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20 Dec 2016
Jean Gaouette
Partner | CPA, CA | Assurance

Tax planning may not be at the top of your list during the Holiday season, but there are a number of tax measures that you should look into before December 31st to avoid nasty surprises and maximize your tax deduction entitlement. In an interview broadcast on LCN, Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton Tax Partner Luc Lacombe discussed a number of matters to be considered before the end of the year. You can view the interview (in French) by clicking here.

Luc also mentioned that Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton’s 2016-2017 Tax Planning Guide, a tool that helps simplify tax planning and allows individuals and managers to complete their tax returns more efficiently, is available on http://en.planiguide.ca/.

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19 Dec 2016
Jean Gaouette
Partner | CPA, CA | Assurance

As the year draws to a close, tax planning becomes a topic of interest for many. Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton therefore organized a series of breakfast conferences for its clients, prospects and business contacts on “Optimizing your year-end tax and personal planning”.

Our clients were offered a variety of dates and locations for their convenience: La Prairie, Montréal, Saint-Hyacinthe and Gatineau.

During these conferences (with one in English), eight of our experts took turns presenting their recommendations for measures to take before December 31, 2016: Édith Pion (Partner, Brossard), Philippe Asselin (Partner, Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu), Stéphane Lauzon (Partner, Montréal), Pascal Leclerc (Partner, Saint-Hyacinthe and Montréal), Bruno Charron (Partner, Gatineau), Benoit Turcotte (Partner, Montréal), Frédérik Kyriazis (Senior Manager, Ottawa) and Pierre-Yves Lemieux (Senior Consultant, Gatineau).

Topics addressed included tax reduction planning techniques, shareholder agreements, estate planning and capital losses.

This year, with Donald Trump’s election as the new President of the United States, a new topic was added on the tax rules applying to property owned in the U.S.

Make a note on your calendar to join our experts again next year at this time for new tax planning conferences.

Montréal

Benoit Turcotte (partner, Montréal office), Stéphane Lauzon (partner, Montréal office), Pascal Leclerc (partner, Saint-Hyacinthe and Montréal offices)

La Prairie

Benoit Turcotte (partner, Montréal office), Edith Pion (partner, Brossard office), Philippe Asselin (partner, Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu office)

Saint-Hyacinthe

Philippe Asselin (partner, Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu office), Benoit Turcotte (partner, Montréal office), Pascal Leclerc (partner, Saint-Hyacinthe and Montréal offices)

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16 Dec 2016
Jean Gaouette
Partner | CPA, CA | Assurance

Tax rules for gifts and awards

During the holiday season, many employers play Santa Claus and show their appreciation for their employees with a gift. Recognition of certain accomplishments (for example a certain number of years of service) is considered an award. While employees may appreciate their employer’s generosity and recognition, the tax treatment differs depending on whether it’s a gift or an award. Additionally, federal rules are not the same as those in effect for Quebec. Let’s take a look!

Read more in the online article by Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton Tax Partner, Sylvain Moreau, published in the Journal de Montréal and the Journal de Québec, on December 16, 2016. Sylvain Moreau is a columnist in the Argent – Dans vos poches section in these two major Québecor publications.

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