12 Oct 2017

Congratulations to Emilio B. Imbriglio, President and CEO, on having been named 2017 Grand Ambassador of the Premio Venezia Awards by the Italian Chamber of Commerce in Canada (ICCC)!

Creating value in business relations between Canada-Italy

The Grand Ambassador of the Premio Venezia is any influential member of the Quebec business community who stood out in their career for their contribution to the creation of economic and business value between Canada and Italy, and for their involvement in the Italian community in Canada.

The Premio Venezia ceremony took place in the company of the Honorable Senator Marisa Ferretti Barth; Marco Riccardo Rusconi, Consul General of Italy in Montréal; Julien Cormier, Director, Europe, Africa and Middle East at the Ministère de l’Économie de l’Innovation et des Exportations du Québec (MESI); Frank Trentadue, Regional Director, Québec City Region at EDC; and Ivan Cavallari, Artistic Director of the Grands Ballets Canadiens.

Emilio received this award on October 5th during a ceremony that took place at the Marriott-Château Champlain Hotel.

For more information, read the article published October 12, 2017 in Corriere Italiano (in Italian).

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11 Oct 2017

The group born after 1995 lives in both the physical and the digital worlds. But who are they? And how will their unique characteristics impact the workplace? What are their qualities? What about their faults?

Most of the Gen Z personality traits (highly autonomous, self-taught, at ease with technological tools, etc.) make them very attractive to organizations, at least those that are ready to welcome and accommodate them. In an interview with CPA Magazine, Emilio B. Imbriglio, President and CEO of Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton, says, “Organizations have to learn to adapt because solutions come in many different ways. If we try to ‘break’ them, they’ll go elsewhere.” “They make me feel more alive, and I love their energy,” he says. “They’re very committed workers. They’re multitaskers who bring a fresh global view that embraces teamwork whatever the time, place or means. Their community is different and is defined by their passion, whether it is artificial intelligence, blockchain or anything else, and these communities span the globe.” To know more, read the article published in the October issue of CPA Magazine.

 

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10 Oct 2017
Éric Julien
Partner | LL.B., LL.M. FISC. | Tax

American giant Netflix has entered into an agreement with the federal government to invest $500 million over the next five years in Canada, but will it be eligible for tax credits in Canada? According to our experts Éric Julien, Canadian tax Partner, and Alexandre Laturaze, Tax Manager, the answer is Yes! Netflix will qualify, like any foreign producer, for federal and provincial tax credits for film production services.

$500M or $320M?

Will Netflix have to pay taxes in Canada to benefit from these tax credits? Are all film/TV series producers eligible for these credits? To know more about the Netflix case and related potential tax impacts, read the article published in La Presse+ on October 4, 2017!

 

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Mr. Julien is a partner at RCGT. He is your expert in taxation for the Montréal office. Contact him...

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06 Oct 2017

On September 26, 2017, Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton President and CEO, Emilio B. Imbriglio, visited several Eastern Township cities to meet the region’s talented people, including some fifty Granby, Bromont and Cowansville office employees. The employees had been invited to the Granby office for a very productive, casual breakfast meeting with Emilio.

On the heels of this enjoyable meeting with colleagues in Granby, Emilio visited some of the vibrant businesses that are a source of great pride in this vast and beautiful region (Artopex in Granby and Enviro 5 in Roxton Pond).

Ideas to stimulate the economy

Under the theme Oser : pour un Québec plus compétitif, Emilio then addressed some 100 business people and elected officials from the region at the Chambre de commerce de Brome-Missisquoi, where he shared some of the ideas the firm considers crucial to boost the performance of Quebec businesses and Quebec’s prosperity.

President and CEO, Emilio B. Imbriglio, with elected officials from the region, Mélanie Gobeil, Director General of the Chambre de commerce de Brome-Missisquoi, Marc Legendre, Partner and Coordinator of the firm’s offices in the region, (second last to the right) and Guy Fauteux, Eastern Townships Region Vice-President (on the far right).

Emilio said, “[…] Yes, our economy is faring better. The GDP is up and unemployment is down. The challenge now is to successfully ride this wave of growth. We seem to be going in the right direction… but, collectively, we need to be bold, to continue working for the prosperity of Quebec and its wealth creators”.          

Here are some of the measures Emilio proposes; in many cases, we’ve already taken public positions on these in recent years and they’ve been the topic of numerous speeches.

  • Abolish corporate income tax on the first $500,000 of an SME’s taxable income, provided that the savings be invested in productivity, employment and innovation in a manner that avoids abuse. Investments could be subject to accelerated CCA, possibly grossed up in the year.
  • Set up a fund to support businesses so they can call upon professionals to support their business transfer and successor development process.
  • Adopt business transfer tax equity measures for all businesses in all industry segments in Canada. The federal government should act promptly in this respect. While tax equity now exists in Quebec, the provincial government should nevertheless eliminate the restrictions on business sellers, in particular the requirement to undertake a complete transfer and to have no interest in the business after the sale.
  • Introduce an innovation tax credit, with a less restrictive criteria than those for R&D, to help SMEs increase their technology and marketing investments and fuel their growth.
  • Undertake savings and credit consumer awareness radio and television campaigns, similar to: Don’t Drink & Drive, Smoking Kills, Don’t Text & Drive.