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AgriStability enrolment deadline extended

One more chance to sign up as farm program deadline extended to July 2, 2019

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AgriStability Enrolment Deadline Extended

The deadline for Interim Application has been extended to July 2nd 2019

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Federal Budget Commentary 2019

Canada's commentary on the budget's key measures, implications, and changes that matter most to you and your business.

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Your Farm Financial Scorecard

If you had time to go golfing or perhaps mini-golfing last summer, you likely filled out a scorecard to track your success (or lack thereof). Keeping score allows you to track your progress and rank yourself against your competition.

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TOSI & Passive Income Update

The new TOSI rules are effective starting in 2018 and are intended to curb income splitting within family groups using private corporations. Internal Tax Advisory experts Bill Wiebe & Vern Peters highlight the issues that you need to know about

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South West Terminal Ltd. Becoming Public

SWT has filed an election to become a public corporation. Learn what that might mean for shareholders who utilize the capital gains deduction.

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Do I Really Have to File a Personal Income Tax Return?

Are you required to file a tax return every year? Yes in most instances, but not always. There are certain instances where it’s not required.

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Federal Budget Commentary 2018

Canada's commentary on the budget's key measures, implications, and changes that matter most to you and your business.

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The Case for Making Cash Flow Projections

Preparing a cash flow projection as part of your annual farm budget process could provide a signal that changes are needed for the upcoming year.

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Tax Changes and Your Family Farm What You Need To Know

Vern Peters with Stark & Marsh discussed the most relevant tax changes related farming on January 25th 2018 in Assiniboia, Sk

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Self-Employed Employment Insurance

What is it? What type of EI special benefits are there? Who is eligible for registration? And more.

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Formalizing Your Farming Joint Venture

Many farmers use joint ventures informally. Getting it in writing can make things simpler


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Vehicles – Is it Better to Own Inside or Outside of a Company?

Before we can understand if it is better to own a vehicle inside or outside of a company, we first need to look at the rules regarding company owned vehicles.

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Transition Planning

Since growing your business has been your main priority over the years, it is hard to think about letting go and allowing someone else to take over. Contemplating the process can be overwhelming for a number of reasons: knowing where to start, is just one of them.

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Land Lease Survey Results

The Saskatchewan Ministry of Agriculture contracted Insightrix Research Inc. to conduct land lease survey to assist in making estimations of rental tares for agricultural land and pastureland in Saskatchewan.

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2016 FCC Farm Value Report

Average farmland values in Canada continued to climb in 2016, but lost steam in most provinces, according to Farm Credit Canada’s (FCC) latest Farmland Values Report.

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What You Need to Know about the Principle Residence Exemption (PRE)

CRA is looking for people taking advantage of the PRE rules in order to avoid paying tax.

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Tax Considerations for Farm Transitioning

Local tax expert and specialist with Stark & Marsh CPA LLP, Bill Wiebe, provides real-life scenarios and examples related to transitioning the farm and the tax considerations associated with the transition.

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RRSP'S - A Great Tool for All Levels of Income

The Registered Retirement Savings Plan (RRSP) is a great tool for all levels of income. It is designed to encourage individuals to save for their retirement by providing them with a tax break upon investment.

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Business Incorporation

What does Incorporation mean? Why Incorporate? What are the advantages and disadvantages?

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Purification of Corporations

A successful business corporation can generate a healthy amount of excess cash or investments that accumulates over time. Cleaning up the balance sheet of a family business corporation so that you can sell the shares of the business without paying any taxes is important.

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Income Tax Planning Opportunities

If you are considering a change to the structure of your business or investment holdings or wish to investigate other significant income tax planning opportunities, meeting with a CPA should be your first step.

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Partnership Before Farm Incorporation

Structuring your farm operations as a partnership of two or more individuals before incorporation can result in a significant tax benefit after incorporation. Here is how it works

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Share Freeze

A share freeze, often times referred to as an estate freeze, provides an opportunity for the transfer of the future growth in the value of the shares of a corporation to subsequent generations or key employees.

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The Benefits of a Holding Corporation

Benefits from a holding company vary and no two companies are the same. The complex process requires guidance from professionals.

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Geransky Strategy

The sale of shares combined with an asset sale are commonly referred to as a Hybrid or Geransky approach. Learn more here.

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The Role of a Settlor in a Family Trust

The complexities surrounding estates can be overwhelming and understanding your role is important. Let us help explain what you need to do and what we can do for you.

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Family Trusts

A trust can be an effective way to move taxable income out of the hands of a high-income earner and into the hands of lower-taxed family members.

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Business Consulting

If you own a small business, you know how important it is to build it into a valuable and sellable business.

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Top 10 Reasons Why You Need to Know the Value of Your Business

Are you considering buying or selling a business? Knowing the value of a business has significant benefits in

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Speaker Series

Ag Outlook 2019

Jan 2019

Innovation Credit Union and Stark & Marsh CPA LLP hosted Ag Outlook January 16th 2019. Click here for topic details & resources.

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Tax Changes and Your Family Farm What You Need To Know

Jan 2018

Vern Peters with Stark & Marsh discussed the most relevant tax changes related farming on January 25th 2018 in Assiniboia, Sk

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