21 Dec 2016
Martin Lemay
Partner | CPA, CA | Assurance

L’école des entrepreneurs de Montréal (PME Mtl) will host its first cohort of emerging and experienced entrepreneurs in January 2017. What are you waiting for to join them? At RCGT, we are proudly taking part of this adventure and will be pleased to teach you, in particular, the basics of a company’s balance sheet.

Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton is very proud to be supporting the creation of the École des entrepreneurs de Montréal (Montréal school for entrepreneurs), inaugurated on November 29, 2016. An initiative of the Service d’aide aux jeunes entreprises (SAJE), the school will provide entrepreneurs with accessible training, coaching and support from seasoned experts and a solid network, in addition to giving them the tools needed to succeed in their projects.

Our commitment for several years with the SAJE as with the new school for entrepreneurs mirrors our mission, which is to stimulate entrepreneurship and guide all entrepreneurs, beginners and veterans alike, whether in a start-up, growth strategy or business takeover situation. A perfect meeting place for mentorship and learning, the school for entrepreneurs is a hub for business owners of tomorrow, those needing support in their projects and seasoned professionals. The school offers about twenty affordable training sessions adapted to students’ needs. It completes its offering with some ten activities per month relating to four major themes, i.e. business pre-start-up, start-up, purchase and growth.

In addition to being financial partners, the Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton experts also act as consultants and instructors and are offering two bursaries. Martin Lemay, Assurance Partner, is a member of the Board of Directors of the SAJE and of the new school that will be welcoming its first students in January 2017.

Our experts are always available to answer your questions and present you with the various fields of expertise available to you.

Don’t hesitate to contact us.

For more information on the École des entrepreneurs de Montréal, read the press release or visit https://pmemtl.com/ecole/.

Inauguration of the École des entrepreneurs de Montréal

Official inauguration of the École des entrepreneurs de Montréal with, left to right, Philippe Richard Bertrand, MC for the evening and serial entrepreneur, Michel Fortin, Director General of the École des entrepreneurs de Montréal, Denis Coderre, Mayor of Montréal, André d’Orsonnens, Chair of the Board of Directors of the École des entrepreneurs de Montréal, Jean-Benoît Grégoire, SME Markets, National Bank, Martin Lemay, Partner at Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton.

Photo credit: L’État Brut

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20 Dec 2016
Martin Lemay
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
Martin Lemay
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
Martin Lemay
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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