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Things You Need to Know When it Comes to U.S. Taxes For Individuals: Accidental Americans

Author: Cyndy Packard Osode, CPA, CA, CPA (TX, USA), CGMA  It is becoming more well-known that United States citizens have income tax filing requirements from their home country, regardless of where they reside. However, there are some people who do not know they hold U.S. citizenship. Are you potentially one of these “accidental Americans”? Read on to learn more … What is an “accidental American”? An “accidental American” is someone who has inadvertently acquired U.S. …

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Cleaning out your financial closet under quarantine

Author:  Adam McHenry, CFA Sheltering in place has been tough; not being able to meet with family or friends, nor being able to step outside your home for a break required us all to adjust. There were some positives to the lockdown, though, including finishing off home projects you’ve been putting off. Another “to-do” that you might want to think about is whether there have been changes in priorities that could impact your financial affairs. If …

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Preserve Cybersecurity While Working Remotely

Author:  Imran Ahmad, LL.B, LL.M Most organizations have moved their workforces to some form of remote work as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Surprisingly, remote work has proven effective for many organizations, and they are now contemplating updating their remote work policies to allow employees more flexibility in a post-COVID-19 world. However, from a cybersecurity standpoint, remote work presents unique challenges and risks. Employees may be accessing sensitive corporate data from their personal devices, …

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Mistakes Canadians make with U.S. taxes

Author:  Cyndy Packard Osode, CPA, CA, CPA (TX, U.S.A), CGMA Tax requirements in the United States are quite different than those of other countries around the world. This article will outline some of the common mistakes Canadians make when it comes to U.S. taxes. Do you recognize yourself in any of these scenarios …? Not filing a U.S. tax return when required The United States is one of the few countries in the world that …

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This month covers some best practices for buying a business and tax planning: Management – Buying a Business: A Little Planning Goes a Long Way Taxation – Voluntary Disclosures Program Technology – What Is Blockchain, and Why Do You Need to Know What It Is? Wealth Management – Babies: The Cost and How to Plan for It   Management Buying a Business: A Little Planning Goes a Long Way Christene H. Hirschfeld, Q.C., ICD.D Last …

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COVID-19 scam alert and how to avoid them

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This month covers some best practices to protect your business during COVID-19 and electronic signatures: Management – How to avoid common scams during COVID-19; Taxation – Understanding COVID-19 federal government support; Technology – Understanding digital and electronic signatures; Wealth Management – Investment market update: What happened?   Management How to avoid common scams during COVID-19 Imran Ahmad, LL.B, LL.M As most of the Canadian workforce has now moved to remote work in response to the …

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Cyber Security: Mitigating the Risks to Cyber Attacks

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 This month covers some best practices to protect your business and legitimate tax planning: Digital Management – Cyber Security: Mitigating the Risks to Cyber Attacks; Finance – Your Credit Score – What Does It Mean? Management – Protecting Your Business From Identity Theft; Taxation – Tax and Ethics.   Digital Management Cyber Security: Mitigating the Risks to Cyber Attacks Cory Bayly, MBA Cyber attacks come in a variety of forms and with a variety of …

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