19 Dec 2016

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.


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)


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

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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15 Dec 2016

If volunteering enables us to build a better community together, why is it so difficult to find successors? Are young people just selfish, self-centered individuals who don’t care about their own future? Have they lost all community spirit?

Read the article published in Le Trait d’Union, on December 13, 2016, where Éric Dufour, Vice-President of Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton’s Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean / Chibougamau / Côte-Nord region and National Business Transfer Leader, explains that Quebec is currently experiencing a generational challenge.

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14 Dec 2016

Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton has been serving the Inuit community locally for over 30 years. The Northern Québec assurance team is composed of young, bilingual, experienced accounting & assurance technicians and specialists, wishing to support Northern communities in meeting their accounting needs. Thanks to our proximity to our clients, we are able to accurately determine their challenges and issues and participate in a wide range of assignments.

Would you like to combine your sense of adventure with your accounting career? Join the Far North team: make a difference and have an outstanding, culturally-rich experience that is professionally and personally rewarding!

Check out our job opportunities within our Northern Quebec Assurance team