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Charitable Giving Using Investment Securities

Post - October 21, 2021

As the holiday season nears, many Canadians may decide to make charitable donations. The attached article will cover options for the donation of securities within ...

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Tax Planning & Your Financial Plan

Post - October 4, 2021

Did you know that almost every financial decision you make could have tax consequences? Understand why proactive tax planning should be part of your financial ...

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National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

Post - September 30, 2021

  Our Equity, Diversity and Inclusivity committee at Ford Keast have come together to show our support for Canada’s very first National Day for Truth ...

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Pay Down Debt or Invest?

Post - August 26, 2021

The pay down debt versus invest scenario is not always an easy decision as you navigate your financial landscape and future. There are various options ...

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COVID-19 Support Measures – Important Updates

Post - August 12, 2021

The Department of Finance has now extended the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (“CEWS”) and Canada Emergency Rent Subsidy (“CERS”) programs, which were previously set to ...

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Immediate Expensing of Capital Assets

Post - August 3, 2021

As part of the April 18, 2021 Federal Budget, The Department of Finance introduced the immediate expensing of some capital assets which are purchased or ...

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Funding Options for Your Child’s Education

Post - July 29, 2021

As parents, the responsibility of providing your child with the necessities of life can be taxing on its own and adding in the extra-curricular activities ...

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The Value of Having a Succession Plan and a Will

Post - June 25, 2021

There are many benefits to having a well documented Succession Plan and Will in place to protect your business and loved ones. Through developing a ...

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Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy, Canada Emergency Rental Subsidy & Canada Recovery Hiring Program

Post - May 31, 2021

The Department of Finance has now extended the CEWS and CERS programs, which were previously set to expire after June 5th, 2021, and has introduced ...

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TFSA or RRSP?

Post - May 27, 2021

Should you invest in a Tax Free Savings Account (TFSA) or a Registered Retirement Savings Plan (RRSP)? For most, the answer is “a bit of ...

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2021 Canada Federal Budget: Detailed Commentary

Post - April 21, 2021

On April 19, 2021, the federal government released the 2021 Canada Federal Budget. The Budget addresses three fundamental challenges including conquering COVID-19 itself, climbing out ...

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2021 Ontario Budget Commentary

Post - March 26, 2021

On March 24, 2021, Ontario's Minister of Finance released the 2021-2022 Budget for Ontario. Within the Budget are several tax measures to stimulate the economy ...

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Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (CEWS) – Periods 14 to 16

Post - March 11, 2021

On March 3, 2021 the Department of Finance released additional details and legislation regarding periods 14 – 16 of the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (“CEWS”) ...

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Ontario Small Business Support Grant: Covid-19 Funding

Post - January 18, 2021

On January 15, 2021, the Ontario government opened applications for the new Ontario Small Business Support Grant, which helps small businesses that are required to ...

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Employee Home Office Expense Deduction Simplified

Post - January 11, 2021

Did you or your employees work from home during at least four consecutive weeks in 2020 due to COVID-19 safety measures?  Maybe you’re browsing our ...

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Ontario Small Business Support Grant: COVID-19

Post - January 7, 2021

On December 21, 2020, the government announced the new Ontario Small Business Support Grant for small businesses that are required to close or severely restrict ...

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Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (CEWS) – Updates

Post - January 5, 2021

On December 29th, 2020, the Government passed into legislation regulations providing additional details regarding the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy ("CEWS") for periods 11-13 which run ...

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Welcoming Shaun Brown to the Ford Keast Partnership!

Post - January 4, 2021

Congratulations to Shaun Brown on becoming partner effective January 1, 2021! Shaun Brown, CPA, CA joined our firm as Tax Manager in May 2016 after ...

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COVID-19: Home Office Expenses & Simplified Claim Option for 2020.

Post - December 17, 2020

On December 15, 2020, the CRA released guidance for 2020 tax year claims for individual home office expenses (see CRA news release).  Virtually every Canadian ...

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Canada Emergency Rent Subsidy (CERS) – Updated

Post - November 25, 2020

The Government of Canada has passed legislation for a new rent assistance program, the Canada Emergency Rent Subsidy (CERS), for commercial and industrial tenants negatively ...

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Incorporating Real Estate Business in Ontario

Post - November 9, 2020

Did you know that you can now incorporate your real estate business in Ontario? On October 1, 2020, the Government of Ontario’s amendments to the ...

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2020 Ontario Budget Commentary

Post - November 6, 2020

On November 5, 2020 Ontario's Minister of Finance tabled Ontario's 2020-2021 Budget. This tax alert is published by RSM Canada and referenced with permission as ...

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Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy: Adjustments and Extensions

Post - November 5, 2020

On November 2, 2020 the Department of Finance confirmed the extension of the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy ("CEWS") program and announced new legislation related to ...

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Jann Danyluk x London Inc. Magazine

Post - October 23, 2020

Jann Danyluk is an HR Professional and a Certified Investigator. In the October edition of London Inc. Magazine, she discusses the importance of neutral third-party ...

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The most important HR considerations for Business Owners during COVID-19

Post - September 10, 2020

Justine Zavitz, Vice President of Zavitz Insurance & Wealth connected with our Jann Danyluk to discuss the most important things you should be considering as ...

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Temporary 10% Wage Subsidy – CRA Disclosure

Post - August 18, 2020

The CRA has now released Form PD27: 10% Temporary Wage Subsidy Self-Identification Form for Employers. This form must be completed by all eligible employers who ...

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Childreach – Seasonal Flavours: Sponsor Highlight

Post - July 30, 2020

Our Partner, Ian Hillis has been supporting Childreach in various capacities for over 15 years. He is committed to being involved with the organization because ...

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Ford Keast COVID-19 Pandemic Update

Post - July 23, 2020

To: Ford Keast clients, RE: COVID-19 Pandemic   The Partners and team at Ford Keast hope that this communication finds you safe and healthy. The ...

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Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy: For Employers

Post - July 20, 2020

Important UpdatesOn July 17, 2020 the Department of Finance announced proposed changes to the CEWS program which provides both an extension and broadens the reach ...

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Childreach – Seasonal Flavours at Home

Post - June 26, 2020

Ford Keast is proud to be a sponsor of the Seasonal Flavours at Home event in support of Childreach. Ford Keast and Childreach have been ...

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Canada Emergency Commercial Rent Assistance

Post - May 22, 2020

Original Post Date: May 22, 2020 IMPORTANT UPDATES Canada Emergency Commercial Rent Assistance (CECRA) Information regarding the CECRA program for commercial property owners has now ...

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Canada Emergency Student Benefit

Post - May 19, 2020

Canada Emergency Student Benefit (CESB) - Response for Post-Secondary Students The application process for the Canada Emergency Student Benefit (CESB) officially opened on Friday May ...

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UPDATE: Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy

Post - April 9, 2020

Original Published date: April 11, 2020Most recent update: April 27, 2020IMPORTANT UPDATES Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy: For Employers On April 11th Bill C-14 was passed ...

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Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy: For Employers

Post - April 3, 2020

On April 1st, Canada’s Minister of Finance held a press conference to provide additional information regarding the new Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy which will provide ...

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COVID-19 Ontario Action Plan

Post - March 27, 2020

IMPORTANT UPDATE: ONTARIO ANNOUNCES ACTION PLAN IN RESPONSE TO COVID-19 On March 25, 2020 the Minister of Finance released Ontario’s Action Plan: Responding to Covid-19. ...

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Tax Compliance Update

Post - March 20, 2020

IMPORTANT UPDATE – GOVERNMENT RESPONSE TO TAX COMPLIANCE DURING COVID-19 OUTBREAK On March 18, 2020, the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) and certain provincial governmental authorities ...

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Congratulations, CFE Exam Writers

Post - February 28, 2020

The Partners and staff of Ford Keast LLP extend our congratulations to our CPA students James Sorensen and Angeline Parr on the successful writing of ...

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Ford Keast LLP Joins RSM Canada Alliance

Post - February 21, 2020

Clients and friends of Ford Keast LLP: The Partners are proud to announce that Ford Keast LLP has joined RSM Canada Alliance, a premier affiliation ...

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Vanier Children’s Services

Post - January 13, 2020

In the 4th quarter of 2019, our team participated in dress down days to support Vanier Children's Services. Vanier is a charitable organization that works ...

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FK Climbers

Post - December 11, 2019

On November 7, 2019, members of our firm embraced the challenge of climbing 472 steps to the top of One London Place for the annual ...

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tbk Creative – Molly Fund

Post - October 30, 2019

In the third quarter of 2019, our team participated in dress down days to support tbk creative's Molly Fund. The fund contributes to the veterinarian ...

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10,000 Paces for 10,000 Faces

Post - October 11, 2019

On September 27th, 2019 Ford Keast participated as the presenting sponsor for Childcan's 10,000 Paces for 10,000 Faces walk/run in support of Childhood Cancer. Our ...

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KM’s for a CURE – Bethany’s Hope

Post - September 16, 2019

On Friday September 13th, Ford Keast team members + family rode in support of Bethany's Hope Foundation. KM's for a Cure is part of a ...

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Childreach – Meet Ian Hillis

Post - August 28, 2019

  Ford Keast and Childreach have been working together for 20+ years. Childreach works to create positive outcomes and environments for children and families in ...

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11th Annual Boston Pizza Charity Golf Classic – Merrymount

Post - August 22, 2019

  On August 21st, 4 of our Partners participated in the Annual Boston Pizza Charity Golf Classic in support of Merrymount Family Support and Crisis ...

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Turk Turley Memorial Golf Tournament

Post - June 14, 2019

  On Thursday June 6th, Ford Keast sponsored and participated in the 6th annual Turk Turley Memorial Golf Tournament.  Ford Keast has been a proud ...

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Cheshire Homes – Everyday Dreams Fund

Post - April 22, 2019

  Giving back to local charity and community is a large part of who we are at Ford Keast. We have launched casual Friday's at ...

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Blood Sweat & Spin

Post - April 4, 2019

  On Saturday March 31, three of our team members participated in the 1st Annual Blood Sweat & Spin in support of the London Regional ...

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Balance For Better – International Women’s Day 2019

Post - March 8, 2019

In support of International Women's Day 2019, our Firm sponsored the 19th Annual International Women's Day Breakfast. The event raises awareness and funds for front-line ...

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Ford Keast Wealth Management Resource Library

Post - February 14, 2019

  Looking for informative articles related to financial planning, wealth management and current trends? Introducing the Ford Keast Wealth Management microsite.  Our microsite is a ...

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Congratulations, Partner

Post - February 14, 2019

Congratulations to Eric Van Bart on becoming partner effective January 1, 2019! Eric joined our firm in January of 2005 after graduating with distinction from ...

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Glen Cairn Toy Drive

Post - December 19, 2018

  Our 2018 Toy Drive with Glen Cairn Community Resource Centre has been a great success. This year staff brought in everything from stuffed elephants ...

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Here for Her

Post - December 19, 2018

  This year our team collaborated with Rachel Ettinger of Here for Her to collect feminine hygiene products for the London Food Bank. The products ...

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FK Climbers

Post - November 15, 2018

  On November 8th, 2018 our superhero team took 472 steps up the One London Place stairs to help raise funds for the United Way.  ...

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KM’s for a Cure – Bethany’s Hope

Post - October 15, 2018

  On October 13th our team laced up and clicked in for KM's for a Cure in support of Bethany's Hope Foundation. A few team ...

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FK Crunchy Numbers – 10,000 Paces for 10,000 Faces

Post - October 5, 2018

  Whoever said accountants aren't athletic has never met the Ford Keast Crunchy Numbers Team!  On September 28th, Ford Keast proudly participated and sponsored the ...

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Tax-manian Devils

Post - September 28, 2018

  As our second FK soccer season comes to a close, we are preparing for our season on the indoor turf. Our team is best ...

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August Race-cation: Ian Hillis’ 100 Mile Mountain Bike Race

Post - August 21, 2018

  On August 8th, Ian and his family began the journey to Leadville, Colorado to start their next race-cation. On August 11th Ian competed in ...

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2nd Annual Staff BBQ

Post - August 6, 2018

  On Thursday August 2nd our social committee organized our second annual staff appreciation bbq! The Partners were on grilling duty while the staff were ...

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Turk Turley Memorial Golf Tournament

Post - June 11, 2018

  On Thursday June 7th, Ford Keast sponsored and participated in the 5th annual Turk Turley Memorial Golf Tournament.  Ford Keast has been a proud ...

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Jerseys for Humboldt

Post - April 12, 2018

  Ford Keast Team Members support and pay tribute to the families of the Humboldt Broncos by participating in Jersey Day. Our team stands strong ...

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Ian Hillis – Finding the Balance

Post - February 7, 2018

  Our partner Ian Hillis was featured in the February/March 2018 CPA Magazine. In this article Ian speaks on finding balance as a partner, husband, ...

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FK Cycle Club

Post - January 22, 2018

  On Saturday January 20th our team took part in a spin class hosted by Lululemon & Rev3k Spin to support Anova, the Women's Community ...

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A Clean Sweep!

Post - January 10, 2018

  Congratulations to Derek Cleary, Meg Ledingham and Karen Sage who have successfully passed the 2017 Common Final Exam (CFE)! After completing their practical experience ...

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www.fordkeast.com

Post - January 5, 2018

  Welcome to the new and improved fordkeast.com! Our new website provides easy navigation of our services and information about current news and events. It ...

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FK Climbers

Post - January 4, 2018

  On November 2nd, 2017 our team took 472 steps up the One London Place stairs to help raise funds for the United Way.  The ...

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New kids on the block

Post - December 7, 2017

  Congratulations to Robert (Bob) Sandford on becoming partner effective January 1, 2017. In 2003 Bob started his own business providing accounting, assurance and tax ...

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Congratulations, Partner

Post - December 7, 2017

  Congratulations to Ian Hillis on becoming partner effective January 1, 2017! Ian Hillis joined our firm as a co-op student and went on to ...

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