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The AC Group is a dynamic organization of independent CA firms located throughout Atlantic Canada. It was formed by the firms for a common purpose - to assist them in fulfilling the needs of their clients by offering highest quality professional assurance, tax and advisory services.

AC Group member firms are well-established local firms, which are focused on value-added services to privately held businesses, not-for-profit organizations, and public sector government boards, agencies and commission.

Government Simplifies Measures to Restrict Income Sprinkling

13/12/207 - The Government released updates to the income sprinkling restrictions today in an announcement. The release can be found here, with further guidance on the changes here.

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Congratulations Successful CFE Writers!

The AC Group is proud to announce our 8 successful CFE writers!

Alicia Franey - Bishop & Company, Wolfville, NS
Amie Song - Arsenault Best Cameron Ellis, Charlottetown, PEI
Colin Beck - Arsenault Best Cameron Ellis, Charlottetown, PEI
Chris McDougall - Bringloe Feeney, Fredericton, NB
Craig MacEachern -...

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Nova Scotia Coalition for Small Business Tax Fairness

The Nova Scotia Coalition for Small Business Tax Fairness recently joined forces with the CFIB, Construction Association of Nova Scotia, Halifax Chamber of Commerce, and many others to send a letter to the Nova Scotia Premier, Mr. Stephen McNeil, encouraging him to stand beside his constituents and express their concerns...

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Tax Time on The Farm

Are you in the business of farming and looking for more information on how to file your farm taxes? The Central Region team has invited experienced accountants from McIsaac Darragh Chartered Professional Accountants in Amherst to provide advice on tax-related topics such as; reporting farm income, claiming expenses, calculating depreciation,...

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Proposed Tax Changes: Contact Your MP

08/09/2017 - The AC Group's Taxation Committee has prepared a draft letter for you to use, if you wish, to communicate with your MP, Minister of Finance, and Prime Minister. 

You can find a download of the word document here. Please feel free to edit and tailor...

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Petition: Finance Canada Consultation

01/09/2017 - On July 18, 2017 the Canadian Department of Finance launched a consultation regarding major changes proposed to the taxation of private corporations. These changes focus on the concepts of income sprinkling, use of the lifetime capital gains exemption, earning investment income in a corporation, and removing value from...

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Thinking of hiring a co-op student? Now is the time!

08/08/17 - Have you ever been interested in hiring a co-op student? Have you before and want to again? The Nova Scotia government has released its co-op student finding for 2018. You can find more information on their website here. Deadlines start in September.

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Federal Government puts hold on final stage of CASL

08/06/17 - The federal government has put on hold the implementation of part of Canada’s anti-spam law in response to feedback from the business community. The law, which came into effect in 2014, puts restrictions on e-mails and other electronic communications for promotional purposes. That means that marketers wanting to...

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Upcoming CPA Atlantic Info Sessions

02/06/17 - CPA Atlantic School of Business is excited to announce upcoming information sessions this spring in Nova Scotia.

These sessions are ideal for:
- Current accounting students;
- Professionals in any industry or sector;
- Individuals who have yet to start their accounting studies (or are returning from...

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What you Need to Know: Massive Hack of British NHS

15/05/17 - As you may have heard this weekend the British National Health Service suffered a massive security breach when a hacker installed ransomware within their system, locking many of its employees out of their computers, and preventing any from accessing patient medical files. This massive hack has also hit...

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