Grant Thornton Feed: Professional services Keep informed, subscribe to our feed and get our latest updates. 2011-11-16T12:00:00-05:00 Grant Thornton Canada http://www.grantthornton.ca New rules for eligible capital property urn:uuid:-resources-insights-budget_analyses-New_rules_for_ECP_April8.pdf 2016-04-13T09:29:28-05:00   <a href="http://www.grantthornton.ca/resources/insights/budget_analyses/New_rules_for_ECP_April8.pdf?jsmobile=0" >click to open PDF</a> Orthodontists: Watch how you prepare your invoices and account for ITCs urn:uuid:-resources-insights-articles-Orthodontists_and_ITCs_July 2014.pdf 2014-07-14T15:56:15-05:00 We’ve recently come across situations where the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) has denied input tax credits (ITCs) to GST/HST registered orthodontists because their invoices did not split the bill between the orthodontic appliance and the service element. This article is intended to make you aware of the CRA’s administrative policy on the application of GST/HST to orthodontists, and what you need to do to protect yourself in this area. <a href="http://www.grantthornton.ca/resources/insights/articles/Orthodontists_and_ITCs_July 2014.pdf?jsmobile=0" >click to open PDF</a> Goodbye to just “getting by:” enhancing performance in volatile times urn:uuid:-resources-insights-white_papers-PS_Goodbye_to_just_getting_by_M2013_Electronic (2).pdf 2013-07-11T11:59:39-05:00 KPIs have been much in the news lately as organizations|,|scramble to enhance their business management. To succeed|,|in this effort, professional services firms must do more than|,|articulate a solid strategy. They must also clearly identify the|,|priorities for executing that strategy, set measurable targets for|,|achievement and motivate people to reach those targets. <a href="http://www.grantthornton.ca/resources/insights/white_papers/PS_Goodbye_to_just_getting_by_M2013_Electronic (2).pdf?jsmobile=0" >click to open PDF</a> IFRS Newsletter (August 2011) urn:uuid:-resources-insights-accounting_standards_developments-Grant_Thornton_IFRS_newsletter_August_2011.pdf 2013-06-11T12:37:50-05:00 A Grant Thornton newsletter that offers a summary of some developments in International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) along with insights into topical issues and comments <a href="http://www.grantthornton.ca/resources/insights/accounting_standards_developments/Grant_Thornton_IFRS_newsletter_August_2011.pdf?jsmobile=0" >click to open PDF</a> Bulletin de nouvelles sur les IFRS (août 2011) urn:uuid:-resources-insights-accounting_standards_developments-Grant_Thornton_bulletin_IFRS_aout_2011.pdf 2013-05-13T11:03:15-05:00 Un bulletin d’information de Grant Thornton qui offre un résumé de certains développements concernant les Normes internationales d’information financière (IFRS) ainsi qu’un aperçu de certains sujets de l’heure et des commentaires <a href="http://www.grantthornton.ca/resources/insights/accounting_standards_developments/Grant_Thornton_bulletin_IFRS_aout_2011.pdf?jsmobile=0" >click to open PDF</a> Anti-corruption legislation casts a global net: Don’t get caught because you don’t know the rules urn:uuid:-resources-insights-white_papers-Anti-corruption-white-paper-Electronic.pdf 2012-09-28T15:52:18-05:00 A Grant Thornton white paper that outlines anti-corruption legislation in Canada, the US and UK. We offer some insight into this legislation and how it could impact your business. <a href="http://www.grantthornton.ca/resources/insights/white_papers/Anti-corruption-white-paper-Electronic.pdf?jsmobile=0" >click to open PDF</a> Foundation for growth urn:uuid:-resources-insights-white_papers-GrantThorntonStudyReport V4.pdf 2012-07-13T16:43:48-05:00 Operating a professional services firm is a unique challenge. Results of the first Grant Thornton Professional Services Research Study show how professionals can seize new business opportunities, positioning itself for success—turning challenges into opportunities.|,| <a href="http://www.grantthornton.ca/resources/insights/white_papers/GrantThorntonStudyReport V4.pdf?jsmobile=0" >click to open PDF</a> Succeeding at succession: establishing your goals and objectives urn:uuid:-resources-insights-white_papers-GTI_Succession_goals_and_objectives_2011.pdf 2011-10-17T15:16:57-05:00 A Grant Thornton International white paper advising that a well-framed succession plan should include objectives that are aligned with your business strategies and goals—and then communicated to both your business and personal stakeholders. <a href="http://www.grantthornton.ca/resources/insights/white_papers/GTI_Succession_goals_and_objectives_2011.pdf?jsmobile=0" >click to open PDF</a> The results are in—BC will revert back to the combined PST/GST system urn:uuid:-resources-insights-articles-BC_to_revert_back_to_the_PST_GST_August_2011.pdf 2011-08-26T15:49:22-05:00 On August 5, 2011, the last of the ballots were mailed in to determine the future of BC’s sales tax system. The results are now in. With a simple majority vote of 54.73% in favour of abolishing the Harmonized Sales Tax (HST) and returning to the PST/GST system, the voters of BC have had their say. <a href="http://www.grantthornton.ca/resources/insights/articles/BC_to_revert_back_to_the_PST_GST_August_2011.pdf?jsmobile=0" >click to open PDF</a> New development summary: IFRS on lease accounting – Exposure Draft issued by the IASB urn:uuid:-resources-insights-accounting_standards_developments-NDS_2010_02_Leases_October_2010.pdf 2010-10-27T09:01:59-05:00 A Grant Thornton publication that discusses the proposed changes to lease accounting that are outlined in a recent Exposure Draft, issued jointly by the International Accounting Standards Board and the Financial Accounting Standards Board. <a href="http://www.grantthornton.ca/resources/insights/accounting_standards_developments/NDS_2010_02_Leases_October_2010.pdf?jsmobile=0" >click to open PDF</a> Transition anomaly or fraud? Financial statements under IFRS urn:uuid:-resources-insights-publications_ext-Transition_anomaly_or_fraud_CMAUpdate_Summer2010.pdf 2010-09-02T16:04:35-05:00 Grant Thornton practitioners Daniel Laflèche and Patrick McParland discuss how financial statement anomalies are likely to occur during the transition to IFRS, and advise preparers and users of financial statements to take precautions to ensure that these anomalies are not as a result of fraud. (Reprinted with permission from the CMA) <a href="http://www.grantthornton.ca/resources/insights/publications_ext/Transition_anomaly_or_fraud_CMAUpdate_Summer2010.pdf?jsmobile=0" >click to open PDF</a> How to create and sustain value: Strategies to help you outperform your competition urn:uuid:-resources-insights-white_papers-How_to_create_and_sustain_value_2010_electronic.pdf 2010-08-12T10:17:50-05:00 A Grant Thornton white paper for professional services firms that delves into the process of assessing the strength of your people, strategy and sales model—where a weakness of any of the three could signify that it’s time to rethink your long-term goals and strategic vision. <a href="http://www.grantthornton.ca/resources/insights/white_papers/How_to_create_and_sustain_value_2010_electronic.pdf?jsmobile=0" >click to open PDF</a> Goodbye to just “getting by”: enhancing performance in volatile times urn:uuid:-resources-insights-white_papers-Goodbye_to_just_getting_by_2010_electronic.pdf 2010-07-23T09:14:46-05:00 A Grant Thornton white paper for professional services firms that examines the benefits of defining your Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) and the many ways in which they can enhance business performance and management. <a href="http://www.grantthornton.ca/resources/insights/white_papers/Goodbye_to_just_getting_by_2010_electronic.pdf?jsmobile=0" >click to open PDF</a> urn:uuid:-resources-insights-budget_analyses-2010_federal_budget_Grant_Thornton.pdf 2010-03-10T14:57:47-05:00   <a href="http://www.grantthornton.ca/resources/insights/budget_analyses/2010_federal_budget_Grant_Thornton.pdf?jsmobile=0" >click to open PDF</a> British Columbia and Ontario announce transitional rules for harmonized sales tax urn:uuid:-resources-insights-articles-BC_Ontario_announce_transitional_rules_HST_Oct_2009.pdf 2009-10-22T16:11:35-05:00 A Grant Thornton article providing a summary of the key transitional rules recently announced by the BC and Ontario governments for the new Harmonized Sales Tax (HST) proposed to take effect July 1, 2010. Also discussed are how these transitional rules may be applied to a variety of goods and services. <a href="http://www.grantthornton.ca/resources/insights/articles/BC_Ontario_announce_transitional_rules_HST_Oct_2009.pdf?jsmobile=0" >click to open PDF</a> Your fair share—it’s what you've earned. urn:uuid:-resources-insights-white_papers-Wealth_management _Your_fair_share_2009.pdf 2009-10-16T14:22:58-05:00 A Grant Thornton white paper for professional services firms which explores wealth retention strategies for today's professional. In it, we discuss some of the different tax deferral, tax savings and estate planning strategies that you could be applying today that will allow you to defer and save the maximum amount of tax now, look comfortably to a secure future and generally enjoy the wealth you’ve earned. <a href="http://www.grantthornton.ca/resources/insights/white_papers/Wealth_management _Your_fair_share_2009.pdf?jsmobile=0" >click to open PDF</a> Layout 1 urn:uuid:-resources-insights-reports-Transparency Report 2009.pdf 2009-06-22T14:34:04-05:00 Grant Thornton International - Transparency Report 2009 <a href="http://www.grantthornton.ca/resources/insights/reports/Transparency Report 2009.pdf?jsmobile=0" >click to open PDF</a>