Avisar News

Correct pricing can mean the difference between business success and failure. Setting the price point for your product or service is not simply the process of determining the cost of production then adding a mark-up. It is more a matter of understanding the price the consumer will accept as the value of your product or......

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Congratulations to Anil (Senior Manager) and his wife Salima on the birth of their daughter, Eshal. The family is delighted by their little girl and both mom and baby are doing well....

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We are excited to welcome two new members to the Avisar team this September. Kyle McElwee, Manager Kyle is joining the Avisar team with a good understanding of the mining and investment, oil, and gas industries. He is a qualified professional who has worked with multi-national operations in both private and public accounting settings. You......

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Avisar announces the retirement of one of its Senior Managers, Grace Stewart. Grace has been an integral member of Avisar for the last 16 years. Her leadership and dedication to the team and our clients will be remembered and valued. Although we will miss having Grace in our office, we celebrate this milestone with her......

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Even when interest rates are at historic lows, interest costs can be significant for businesses and owner-managers. The Business The significant rise in the cost of equipment, vehicles, real estate, and inventory has prompted many businesses to increase business debt. Low interest rates, combined with the ability to obtain larger loans with extended payment terms,......

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Be aware of changes to the income tax rules that will affect your 2017 filing. For those already thinking about their 2017 income taxes, the following summarizes some of the changes from 2016. Tax Credits The child tax credit for arts and fitness is gone. Since this tax credit was capped at a maximum of......

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On July 18, 2017, the Federal Government announced that it is proposing to significantly change how private companies and its owners are taxed.  The Department of Finance released a consultation paper that outlines the proposed tax changes. The three main corporate tax areas that the Government is targeting include: income splitting between related individuals, passive......

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It’s been an exciting week at Avisar! Tyler Scott (Senior Accountant) and his wife, Lauren, are pleased to announce the arrival of their daughter, Raegan. Just a few days later, Ricco Chan (Manager) and her husband, Kevin, welcomed their new baby girl, Sophie. Congratulations to both families. The Avisar Team wishes the new parents many......

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We are happy to let you know that Caleb Barkowsky has accepted a co-op accounting student position with Avisar for June to August 2017.  Caleb is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Business Administration with a specialization in Accounting at Trinity Western University.  When Caleb returns to Trinity, in addition to his studies, he will work......

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We wish to announce that Shanna Vincent, CPA, CA has joined Avisar as a Senior Manager of the Private Company and Tax Group in May 2017.  Shanna has worked for many years in public practice and we are delighted to welcome her to the Avisar team.  We are convinced that she will add great leadership......

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