27 Feb 2017

Many things have been said since Michel Girard from the Journal disclosed the tightening of the eligibility requirements for the age amount in Quebec, which could be up to $497.

There was such an uproar and its denunciation sparked a debate across Quebec and forced the government to renounce abolishing the tax credit. However, the Couillard government reiterated the fact that it had increased the tax credit for experienced workers so that seniors aged 64 and up who decided to remain in the labour force would not be penalized.

This is the perfect opportunity to present the new rules increasing the tax credit for experienced workers. This will help you determine whether or not it will benefit you.

Read the rest of the article available online penned by Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton Tax Partner, Sylvain Moreau and published in the Journal de Montréal and the Journal de Québec, on February 23, 2017. Sylvain is also a columnist in the Argent – Dans vos poches section of Québecor’s most popular newspapers.


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22 Feb 2017

Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton Tax Partner, Sylvain Moreau, sat down with the magazine Protégez-vous, to talk about the latest in tax news affecting individuals.

You’ll discover a few practical measures in this article to maximize your refunds and comply with certain new requirements! Read the article “Impôts 2016: quoi de neuf pour les particuliers?

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22 Feb 2017

MONTRÉAL, February 22, 2017 – Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton welcomes yesterday’s release of the A Plan to Strengthen the Québec Economy as an Executive-Driven Economy designed to support business leaders in Quebec. Among the measures announced, one in particular, dealing with tax equity for business transfers, addresses one of the firm’s repeated requests to ensure the longevity of our local businesses.

“It was imperative that action be taken to encourage family members to carry on the family business, particularly given the current demographics where more and more entrepreneurs are handing over the reins of their businesses. The decision to broaden business transfer tax equity to all businesses in all sectors is excellent news, particularly in a context where our economic growth depends on dynamic, competitive businesses.” stated President and CEO, Emilio B. Imbriglio.

As Regional Vice-President and National Business Transfer Leader, Éric Dufour, stated, “This is a great day for Quebec entrepreneurship. Ensuring tax equity for owners wishing to transfer their business to family members was overdue. From now on, all Quebec business owners can benefit from this tax equity when transferring a family business. This is a positive measure that keeps our wealth creators’ businesses under local, family ownership.”

The ball is now in the federal government’s court!

“We can only hope that the federal government will follow suit. We’ve been calling for such measures for a long time and will continue to do so, since, federally, the problem has not been addressed. This is an essential measure to boost family business succession, considering that the majority of our businesses are family owned,” stated Tax Partner, Luc Lacombe.

As a reminder, since Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton submitted a report on the business transfer tax equity issue in 2010, our firm has repeatedly made representations to the Quebec and federal governments calling for tax equity in this area.

We invite you to consult the pre-budget notices submitted last week to both Finance Ministers. To read the letter addressed to Quebec Finance Minister, Carlos Leitão, go to www.rcgt.com/consultation-budgetqc-2017-2018, and for the letter addressed to Federal Finance Minister, Bill Morneau, go to www.rcgt.com/consultation-budgetfederal-2017. The issue of tax equity for intergenerational business transfers is discussed in both these documents.

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21 Feb 2017

The Saturday, February 18, 2017 editions of the Journal de Montréal and Journal de Québec provided much financial and tax information, in particular with the publication of a special insert on RRSPs. Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton Tax Partner, Sylvain Moreau, a columnist for both newspapers, published two articles in the same edition of these papers.

A picture of all the collaborators of the Argent section “Dans vos poches” column, including Sylvain, also appears in this edition (pages 14 & 15).


Read the article on RRSPs: “Cotisation REER: que faire avec votre remboursement d’impôt?” and the one on wealth which is also available on the website of the Journal de Montréal: Patrimoine: cinq trucs fiscaux pour en améliorer la valeur.