The Latest at Collins Barrow Ottawa

  • 2014 Canada’s Outdoor Farm Show Winners

    Collins Barrow once again took part in Canada's Outdoor Farm Show on September 9-11, 2014 where we challenged the visitors to our booth to guess the number of soybeans in the jar.  The correct answer was 17,539.

    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.

  • Collins Barrow Durham co-presents succession-planning seminar

    Courtice, ON — “When it’s safe to say that six out of 10 small business owners will be exiting their businesses over the next 10 years,” notes Partner Peter Hobb, CPA, CA, CFP, of Collins Barrow Durham LLP, “it’s essential they start educating themselves about just who needs to be involved in the process and, most important, ensuring they have a backup plan.”

    Streamlined and OVDP Update

    U.S. persons looking to catch up on required U.S. income tax filings may now be able to take advantage of an updated set of “taxpayer friendly” rules introduced in June 2014: the Streamlined Filing Compliance Procedures (Streamlined Program), and the Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Program (OVDP). These programs are integral parts of the ongoing Internal Revenue Service initiative to encourage U.S. taxpayers, particularly those located outside the U.S., to become compliant.

    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.

  • Deadline for Continuing Under the NFP Act

    Effective October 18, 2014, the Director of Corporations Canada has the legal authority to dissolve any corporation initially incorporated under the then Canada Corporations Act for failure to transition to the Canada Not-for-profit Corporations Act (NFP Act). The good news is that corporations that have not transitioned as of October 17, 2014 will not automatically be dissolved as of that date. Rather, steps will need to be taken by Corporations Canada that are intended to ultimately lead to dissolution.