06 Mar 2019
Christian Menier
Partner | CPA, CA, M. Fisc. | Tax

Just in time for tax season, Protégez-vous magazine published an article with the main tax credits and deductions available for homeowners.

These credits and deductions apply to buying or selling a property, renovations and rental income.

Christian Menier, Tax Partner at Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton, contributed to the article with useful advice and reminded new homeowners of the importance of submitting claims or notifying their accountant about their new status.

“As surprising as it may seem, some clients forget to let us know they’ve become homeowners. We only notice the change because they’ve changed their address.”

Christian explains that there are two interesting measures for new owners: the federal home buyers’ amount and, since 2018, the Quebec first-time home buyers’ credit. Terms of eligibility are similar to those of the Home Buyers’ Plan (HBP), that is, you did not own a home in the previous four years.

He goes on to say that these tax measures help cover some of the costs associated with buying a home: transfer fees (welcome tax), inspection, notary, moving, etc.

Read the article in Protégez-vous (for subscribers only).

For assistance in completing your tax returns, consult the online Tax Planning Guide.

To get the help of a professional, use our taxo.ca service, an online accounting service for individuals that is available all year long. You can quickly enter your data, at any time, and let our professional handle the calculations for you.

Remember that the tax filing deadline is April 30, 2019.

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27 Feb 2019

The Les Grands de la comptabilité 2019 report published by Les Affaires last February showed that Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton is staying the course in its growth and continues to reinforce its market position.

Aggressive pursuit of technological shift

Again this year, the firm has maintained its growth, especially thanks to two major acquisitions: Laberge Lafleur Brown, enabling the firm to open a second office in Québec City, and FPM360, specializing in finance function consulting services. According to Les Affaires, the latter acquisition demonstrates Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton’s aggressive pursuit of the digital shift.

Emilio Imbriglio, President and CEO, said: “We are pleased to have acquired FPM360’s expertise and technological tools. The arrival of some 50 experienced professionals almost doubled the size of our team in this field.”

In this same vein, the National Bank and BDC have begun proposing the Operio digital platform to their clients. This platform, powered by Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton’s subsidiary, offers integrated accounting consulting services to SMEs.

Growth despite labour shortage

The labour shortage, especially in the IT field, is pushing firms to review their employee engagement and retention measures. The measures implemented by Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton are bearing fruit: “It’s not easy but we’re managing to attain our objective of always recruiting from the best applicants in a sector,” stated Emilio Imbriglio.

Read the Les Grands de la comptabilité report. on Les Affaires (for subscribers).

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26 Feb 2019
Mario Morin
Partner | FCPA, FCA | Assurance

Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton is proud to count in its ranks a new recipient of the prestigious title Fellow (FCPA) of the Ordre des comptables professionnels agréés du Québec.

Mario Morin serves as Vice-President of the Québec City and Regional Urban Centres region. In this capacity, he plays a highly strategic role where his talents of a seasoned unifier, visionary and manager shine through.

Since he began at Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton in 1989, Mario has always given his utmost to provide quality services and strive for excellence, which has enabled him to build performing, passionate and dedicated teams focused on client service. He believes in the importance of transparency, collaboration, knowledge-sharing and collective intelligence. This recognition is a testament to his great leadership and exemplary professionalism.

Beyond his illustrious professional career, Mario has volunteered in numerous initiatives and contributed to the development of communities and those involved.

Mario also stands out through his qualities as an inspiring leader, using his expertise and commitment to make of this region and its talent a distinctive community: it’s no surprise that he has received this hallmark award.

Following Paul Bérubé, Edmundston office Partner, who was named a Fellow last January, Mario joins the ranks of the twenty or so of our Fellow Partners. This is truly a proud moment for Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton!

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25 Feb 2019
Éric Lebel
Partner | CPA, CA, CIRP, LIT | Recovery and reorganization

Éric Lebel provided valuable personal finance advice on TVA’s Deux filles le matin.

Last February 20th, the Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton Partner and Licensed Insolvency Trustee presented an overview of Quebeckers’ personal finances. He answered guests’ questions and shed some light on a variety of topics, such as debt consolidation, consumer proposals, bankruptcy, TFSAs and RRSPs.

Additionally, he talked about the high cost of living and the fact that so many Quebeckers are living paycheque-to-paycheque, without being able to set aside any savings and he provided some advice.

Éric also reminded the audience that a single person living in Quebec needs a net amount of $2,200 per month for living expenses and emphasized the need to have an emergency fund to get them through tough times.

He also reiterated the importance of a having a budget to help achieve peace of mind. The Raymond Chabot web site provides a simple budget tool to plan expenses and possible savings.

If you’re having personal finance issues, call on an expert: it’s free and confidential.

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