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.

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13 Dec 2016

Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton President and CEO, Emilio B. Imbriglio, and Éric Dufour, Vice-President of the Saguenay—Lac-Saint-Jean / Chibougamau / Côte-Nord Region and National Business Transfer Leader were in attendance for the inauguration of the Centre de transfert d’entreprises du Québec (CTEQ). The firm has in fact been a collaborator of choice with the CTEQ since its very beginning. A new association between these two organizations intended to further facilitate business transfers in Quebec will be announced shortly.

The official ribbon cutting was carried out by CTEQ CEO, Vincent Lecorne, together with Lise Thériault, Deputy Premier of Quebec and Minister responsible for Small and Medium Enterprises, Regulatory Streamlining and Regional Economic Development and Minister responsible for the Status of Women, who both emphasized the importance of long-lasting businesses in Quebec with passionate, ambitious people at their helm.

Business transfers are a major challenge in keeping Quebec and its dynamic businesses competitive and Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton congratulates the CTEQ team for its leadership in this area.

Lise Thériault, Éric Dufour, Emilio B. Imbriglio et Vincent Lecorne

In the usual order, Lise Thériault, Deputy Premier of Quebec; Éric Dufour, Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton Vice-President of the Saguenay—Lac-Saint-Jean / Chibougamau / Côte-Nord Region and National Business Transfer Leader; Emilio B. Imbriglio, Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton President and CEO; Vincent Lecorne, CTEQ CEO