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Jones & O’Connell LLP, Chartered Professional Accountants operates out of St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada. We offer a wide range of financial services including: Accounting, Auditing, Corporate and Personal Tax Compliance and Planning, Financial Advice and General Consulting, to clients in various industry sectors across the Niagara Region, GTA and other geographic regions.

Jones & O’Connell LLP, Chartered Professional Accountants is a licensed public accounting firm and a member of: the Canadian Public Accountability Board, Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada, Chartered Professional Accountants of Ontario, The Institute of Internal Auditors and the Canadian Tax Foundation.

At Jones & O’Connell LLP, Chartered Professional Accountants we strive to be the number one resource for all of our clients’ financial needs. Our goal is to be the firm that clients can trust and rely upon to provide outstanding value in a cost effective manner. We welcome the opportunity to meet with you and discuss how we can develop a mutually beneficial relationship into the future.

The team at Jones & O’Connell LLP, Chartered Professional Accountants is ready to exceed your expectations!

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The Liberal Private Corporation Tax Proposals: An Update

Our previous article discussed the new tax proposals issued by Finance Minister Morneau on July 18, 2017. So what do we know at this point? The proposals that targeted the capital gains stripping have been completely rescinded. The proposals which targeted the passive income issues did not include any draft legislation but provided a detailed commentary of what was targeted. The income splitting proposals that were introduced as draft legislation have largely been left intact with the exception of limiting the access to the Lifetime Capital Gains Exemption.

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ACCOUNTING, AUDITING, TAX AND CONSULTING NEWS

Deciding when to start receiving Old Age Security benefits

The baby boom generation, which is now in or near retirement, has always been able to factor receiving Old Age Security benefits, once they turn 65, into their retirement income plans. While receipt of such benefits can be still be assumed by the vast majority of Canadian retirees, the age at which such income will commence is no longer a fixed number. Rather, retirees are now faced with a choice about when they want those benefits to start.

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