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04/22/2015

Federal Budget 2015

Budget 2015: Are we there yet?

On Tuesday, April 21, 2015 the Canadian Federal budget was tabled in parliament.

Three key items from the release of the budget are:

  1. Decrease in the small business deduction rate
  2. Donations involving private company shares or real estate
  3. Increase in TFSA annual limits

 

View our Budget 2015 page for more detail on how this may impact you and your business, and to read our instant reactions and summary.

For more on the 2015 Federal budget, visit: www.pwc.com/ca/budget

04/15/2015

Moving to the cloud: CFOs may experience some pain moving to the cloud, but the gain will make it well worth it

Read now - CFO agenda

There’s been hype over cloud computing, and how it involves the provision of on-demand computing resources over the Internet on a pay-per-use model. The cloud offers benefits on cost, efficiency, governance, agility and empowerment.

But how can a CFO and their finance function make the most use of this technological innovation?

Read PwC's CFO Agenda to find out more!

 

04/08/2015

Watch: Balancing digital strategy with cybersecurity risk

Watch now: Balancing digital strategy with cybersecurity risk

As a private company, what can you do to protect your business from cybercriminals and how can you apply the most appropriate controls?


PwC’s Chris Dulny, National Technology Leader and Jason Green, Director, Cyber Resilience share their perspectives. 

03/25/2015

Bridging the generation gap

Top 10 tips - Millenials

How can you engage your multi-generational workforce and adapt your management strategies to changing needs?

The workforce is constantly changing, and rapidly. We ask (and answer!) the top 10 questions your private company management team should be asking about the multi-generational workforce and how to retain your top talent.

Read now: Bridging the gap - Top10 Questions about the multi-generational workforce

03/17/2015

Cyberattacks on the rise – Understanding the cyber ecosystem and how to protect your business

Register now! Cyberattacks on the rise webinar

Join our upcoming Growing your business webinar for leaders of private companies on April 9th, 2015 at 2:00pm EDT!

Cyberattacks on the rise – Understanding the cyber ecosystem and how to protect your business

With the number of cyber security incidents on the rise, data and systems security is a question on the minds of many private company executives, but few are actually addressing this challenge.  The cost to a business can be high, ranging from financial loss to reputational damage. With heightened awareness, private companies can fight back.

In this session, you will learn about:

  • What assets your company should be protecting
  • What risks you should be considering
  • How to focus your controls on what matters most


Interested in joining on Thursday, April 9, 2015 at 2:00pm EDT?

Click here, or copy the link below to register for our webinar.  Attendees are eligible to receive CPD credit.
http://event.on24.com/r.htm?e=963734&s=1&k=7B0F08B88F7276E21142F28BB4A24A11

03/11/2015

Greater risk and more reward for private companies

Read now: Greater risk and more reward for private companies

Pain and gain is the reality of this high-stakes operating environment where competition is more intense, customer demands are rising and the speed of change is faster. Uncertainty is the only certainty and private company leaders have a greater appreciation that they must do more to thrive in this riskier, but potentially more rewarding world.

Henrik Steinbrecher, PwC’s Network Middle Market Leader gives us his perspective in his blog posting Greater risk and more reward for private companies.

 

 

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03/04/2015

Estate tax update: US estate tax exposure for US citizens living in Canada

Read now: Estate tax update 2015 edition

Are you a US citizen living in Canada?  If so, as a Canadian resident and US citizen, you may be subject to both tax regimes upon death.

For more details read our Estate tax update: US estate tax exposure for US citizens living in Canada (2015 edition).

We understand US citizenship status is not always clear.  Please consult PricewaterhouseCoopers Immigration Law LLP if you are unsure about your status.

 

02/23/2015

Private companies: Anything but business as usual

CEO Survey - PCS cut

A riskier but potentially more rewarding business environment has the world's private company leaders feeling optimistic about the year ahead. 

We explore the results from a total of 711 private companies from 77 participating counties.  See what’s on the minds of private company CEOs in our 18th Annual Global CEO Survey: A Private Company View

 

02/18/2015

M&A spotlight: Emerging trends in real estate M&A

Read now: Emerging trends in real estate M&A spotlight

The Canadian real estate industry has been a good bet for investors in recent years – a trend that is expected to continue into 2015.

In our latest Capital Markets Flash, Lori-Ann Beausoleil explores urbanization as the new normal in Canada, and what that means for businesses, developers, investors and the entire real estate industry.

Read more from M&A spotlight: Emerging trends in real estate M&A

Visit our Capital Markets Flash page for a collection of articles from this quarterly edition 

02/11/2015

Estate tax update: US estate tax exposure for Canadians

Read now: US estate tax exposure for Canadians
Are you a Canadian resident (and not a US citizen) who owns US assets?  If, upon death, you own certain US assets, such as shares of US corporations, US real estate and US business assets, you might be subject to US estate tax. 

Under the Canada-US Tax Treaty, Canadian residents will now have a US estate tax liability only if their worldwide assets are valued at more than USD $5.43 million.

Read more as we set out the potential exposure of Canadians to US estate tax.

Estate tax update: US estate tax exposure for Canadians (2015 edition)