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Laurie Bissonette

What’s going to happen to my SR&ED claim?

In the weeks leading up to the March 29 federal budget, the Scientific Research and Experimental Development (SR&ED) tax credit program was the subject of many debates concerning its validity as a tool to encourage innovation in Canada.

Planning for your future – if your future is retirement

It is the time of year when I visit with a number of clients with the same question – how much do I need to retire? What should I be doing to ensure my family and I will be comfortable? Some of my clients have lots of time to plan; others wish they c

Peeling back the layers of HST regulations

The HST has been in place in Ontario and British Columbia for the past 18 months and businesses have likely discovered that the harmonized sales tax (HST) has both advantages and challenges.

Reducing immediate taxes leaves the funds in your “jeans”

As a firm, we have “lunch ‘n learn” sessions to keep us current so that we may appropriately advise our clients as to changes in taxation and accounting principles and philosophy.

Are you accurately reporting employee taxable benefits?

As a business owner, you know that employee morale is key to your company’s success. To help motivate morale and keep competitive with other businesses, you likely provide employee benefits such as health and dental insurance.

To buy or not to buy?

A lot of the entrepreneurs that I work with are looking at acquiring businesses to fuel growth.

Tap into tax savings from your innovations

Innovation is a core driver of growth, and ultimately business value. It’s critical for your company’s success. Innovation may include investing in new technology, developing new products, or processes, and finding more effective ways to compete.

Thinking of going global?

Northern Ontario has both benefitted and struggled as a result of our historical reliance on our phenomenal commodities. These commodities were the basis for our residency in the North.

The impact of anti-bribery and corruption legislation on your business

Bribery and corruption exist in all parts of the world in varying degrees. Regulatory authorities around the world, in increasing numbers, are continuing to investigate and prosecute cases involving bribery and corruption.

Cash is king - so is a cash culture in your business

Cash is key to the survival and growth of any business. Owners need to manage cash in order to optimize liquidity and improve the “bottom line.