17 Jun 2015
Jean-François Poulin
Partner | B.A.A., Attorney, M. Fisc. | Tax

In a L’Actualité article published on June 2, 2015, Jean-François Poulin, International Taxation Partner at Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton, explains why it is essential to consult an expert to plan your retirement in the sun.

Retirees who live abroad may become “tax residents” of their host country. However, the expert expresses some reservations about this attractive option for paying less tax. The “tax resident” option is not risk-free. Before jumping in, you must ask the right questions. For example, “in case of death, is your will valid in that country?” Jean-François Poulin asks. To avoid dangerous pitfalls, the Partner strongly recommends consulting a tax specialist.

To learn more, see the article Voyager à la retraite sans se ruiner (Travelling for retirement without ruining yourself)

 

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16 Jun 2015
Jean-François Poulin
Partner | B.A.A., Attorney, M. Fisc. | Tax
Bernard Forget

Bernard Forget

Congratulations to Bernard Forget, Assurance Partner at the Saint-Hyacinthe office, for his appointment as Chairman of the Board of Directors of Saint-Hyacinthe Technopole. The purpose of this brand-new structure is to showcase the economic potential of this region of Quebec, while fostering the development in synergy of the industrial, commercial and tourism sectors. This new structure was created following the combination of three bodies with the goal of promotion and economic development in the Greater Maskoutaine region.

A man strongly committed to regional development

Mr. Forget held the position of President of one of the three combined bodies for 15 years. His appointed as Chairman of the Board of Saint-Hyacinthe Technopole is therefore in continuity with the commitment he has shown for many years in the region’s business community.

Congratulations to Bernard Forget for his appointment and his longstanding commitment to the Maskoutaine business community and its dynamic enterprises.

To learn more about Bernard Forget and his involvement in Saint-Hyacinthe Technopole, see the article published in Le Courrier de Saint-Hyacinthe this May.

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15 Jun 2015
Jean-François Poulin
Partner | B.A.A., Attorney, M. Fisc. | Tax

As announced last March, Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton is one of the six partners of the private group Adrenalys, representing a unique initiative to help organizations make the transition from small to medium enterprise. After a call for candidates, 24 SMEs were selected. The candidates were selected by a Committee composed exclusively of business women recognized for their success heading Quebec SMEs.

 

The confirmed members of the Adrenalys cohort (in alphabetical order)

Name City Region
APN inc. Capitale-Nationale Quebec City Capitale-Nationale
ARTIKA inc. Dorval Montreal
ASDR Industries Malartic Abitibi-Témiscamingue
Attraction Média inc. Montreal Montreal
Auberge & Spa Le Nordik inc. Chelsea Outaouais
BCH Unique inc. St-Martin Chaudière-Appalaches
Boulangerie St-Méthode inc. Adstock Chaudière-Appalaches
Fordia inc. Dollard-des-Ormeaux Montreal
G.D.G. Environnement ltée Trois-Rivières Mauricie
Groupe Conseil FXInnovation Montreal Montreal
J.E. Mondou ltée Montreal Montreal
Les Fourgons Transit inc. Laval Laval
Les Luminaires Eureka Montreal Montreal
Les Productions Horticoles Demers Lévis Chaudière-Appalaches
Les Viandes Lacroix inc. Saint-Hyacinthe Montérégie
Macadamian Technologies inc. Gatineau: Outaouais
Maisons Laprise inc. Montmagny Chaudière-Appalaches
Mécanicad inc. Rouyn-Noranda Abitibi-Témiscamingue
MECFOR inc. Chicoutimi Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean
Miralis inc. St-Anaclet Bas-Saint-Laurent
Motion Composites Saint-Roch-de-l’Achigan Lanaudière
QuébéComm (ComediHa! – Sismyk) Quebec City Capitale-Nationale
Soucy Industriel inc. Rivière-du-Loup Bas-Saint-Laurent
Supermétal Structures inc. Lévis Chaudière-Appalaches

 

A cohort with an impressive profile

Representing 11 Quebec regions and coming from the manufacturing, information technology, retail, distribution and cultural sectors, the Adrenalys cohort of SMEs have a spectacular track record. During the last fiscal year, the total combined revenues of the selected SMEs amounted to $1.15 billion ($38.4 million per SME), while sales outside Quebec represented 45.6% of turnover. Over the past three years, they created more than 1,000 full-time and part-time jobs, while their aggregate revenue growth was 40.2%.

During the next two years, Adrenalys and its partners will deploy considerable means to propel these SMEs to a higher level, starting with $3.5 million in pro bono services and $150 million in dedicated growth funds.

High-level partners

Today, a period of support begins, during which six partners of the group – National Bank, Fasken Martineau, Fonds de solidarité FTQ, Proaction International, Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton and the consulting firm Ascendis, founder of Adrenalys – undertake to deploy the innovative delivery of 360° professional services with the management teams of the selected SMEs.

Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton will be offering each CEO of the 25 selected SMEs a bank of 30 hours of training and consulting (free of charge) with its partners and senior managers in consulting, international tax, executive recruitment, financing, due diligence, etc.

To learn all the details of the Adrenalys initiative, go to www.adrenalys.ca.

 

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15 Jun 2015
Jean-François Poulin
Partner | B.A.A., Attorney, M. Fisc. | Tax

In an article published in Les Affaires plus, Luc Lacombe, Taxation Partner at Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton, explains that building a shared life with a new spouse when you already have children can be costly.

Cohabitation of spouses increases the family income on which most tax credits and allowances are calculated. Therefore, blended families are subject to the reduction or loss of certain tax relief. One-parent families are the hardest hit. “When two one-parent individuals earning $30,000 a year move in together, the Government benefits more than the couple,” Luc Lacombe points out.

The expert offers several tax tips to families to avoid unpleasant surprises.

To learn more, see the article Familles recomposées: mauvaises surprises fiscales à prévoir ! (Blended families: unpleasant tax surprises to expect!)

 

 

17 Jun 2015  |  Written by :

Mr. Jean-François Poulin is a partner at RCGT. He is your expert in taxation for the Québec...

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