Enhancements to the CME SMART Green Program!

The CME SMART Green Program supports projects that help reduce manufacturing related greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions or improve energy efficiency. On July 4th, 2017, Canadian Manufacturers and Exporters (CME) announced that there will be substantial enhancements to the SMART Green Program. The revised program will enable more projects to be eligible, and has increased funding to 50% of eligible costs for… Read more »

2017/2018 Ontario Provincial Budget – Government Incentives Highlights

The newly released provincial budget provides insight into the allocation of government spending. How will your company benefit from the introduction of new programs and the refunding of existing programs? Proactively discussing funding strategies and eligible projects will help in securing your share of the spending. INNOVATION The Business Growth Initiative will create opportunities to… Read more »

Federal Budget 2017 – Sales Tax Highlights

Federal Budget 2017 – Sales Tax Highlights Spring has sprung, which means there has been a recent flurry of Budget releases. The following is a brief summary of the major changes in Commodity Tax legislation that have been proposed as a result. Federal Budget HST/GST Federal Finance Minister, Bill Morneau, tabled his second budget on… Read more »

Federal Budget 2017- Impact on Grants and Incentives

Federal Budget 2017- Impact on Grants and Incentives On Wednesday March 22, 2017, Finance Minister Bill Morneau delivered the federal budget. As the second budget of the Liberals’ term, it reaffirms the federal government’s commitment to infrastructure, skills and innovation. Spending on innovation will secure funding for research and development as well as strategies that… Read more »

GST/HST Exemptions & Exceptions

GST/HST Exemptions & Exceptions We frequently receive inquiries from our clients as to the GST/HST status of a particular supply. Occasionally this analysis can be somewhat tricky due to ambiguous wording in the Excise Tax Act (i.e. ETA). However, in most cases, it is a fairly straightforward determination as the general rule is that a… Read more »

Auditor General Report Ministry of Economic Development

Auditor General Report Ministry of Economic Development As part of its efforts to support economic development and employment in Ontario, the provincial government provides multi-year grants and interest free loans for businesses to help with projects ranging from expansion to export growth to research and development. From 2004 to May 31, 2015, the Ministry funded… Read more »