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  • Corporate Finance

    Your go-to resource for investment banking, transaction structuring, M&A and capital advice — whether you’re a buyer, seller, lender, private equity investor or focused on growing or restructuring your business — our Corporate Finance professionals are masters of the art of the deal.

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    Budget 2017: 4 areas to watch

    The Minister of Finance, Bill Morneau, announced that the government’s federal budget will be tabled on March 22, 2017. Last year’s Canadian federal budget came in with a whopping $29.4-billion deficit and notable tax changes in the area of the small business deduction eligibility, among others. There were a number of items promised by the Liberal government during its campaign that were not announced in last year’s budget.  Will the Liberal government hold true on those promises in the 2017 budget? How will those potential tax changes impact business owners and individuals? Some areas to watch are outlined below.

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    Investment Funds

    The investment funds industry has experienced significant growth in the last 20 years directly contributing to the wellbeing of the Canadian economy. As the leading advisors to the mid-market investment funds sector, we are the right partners to bring greater financial clarity and guidance.
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    CRA may propose radical changes to the Voluntary Disclosure Program

    In April 2016, the Minister of National Revenue established the Offshore Compliance Advisory Committee (“OCAC”) for the purpose of advising the Minister and the Canada Revenue Agency (“CRA”) on administrative strategies to deal with offshore compliance. In the fall of 2016, OCAC issued a report on CRA’s Voluntary Disclosure Program, which was endorsed by the Minister of National Revenue on December 8, 2016. On February 22, 2017, the CRA released its formal response, in which it indicated that the review of the recommendations prepared by OCAC will be completed by March 31, 2017.