Fort Group Welcomes Long, Anton and Derek!

MAY 15, 2017

Fort Group is proud to welcome three new faces in our office. Long Phan joined us on April 17 and will be working as a staff accountant while obtaining his CPA designation. Derek McKnight and Anton Rosenbaum joined our team on May 8. Derek will be working as a co-op student from the Asper School of Business for the summer of 2017.

Check out their bios on our staff page. Photos to come soon!

2017 Federal Budget

MARCH 23, 2017

Yesterday, the Honourable Bill Morneau, Minister of Finance, tabled his second budget - "Building a Strong Middle Class" with a projected deficit of $28.5 billion.

Please CLICK HERE  to view a commentary on how this budget may affect you. As always, do not hesitate to contact your trusted advisor at Fort Group for more information.

 

Welcome to new staff members, Aaron and Jeannette!

MARCH 16, 2017

Fort Group is very proud to announce the addition of two new staff members as of Monday, March 13. Aaron Dorosh joined our team as a Manager, and Jeannette Thiessen began her tenure as a Bookkeeper. We are very excited to work with these two dynamic and knowledgable individuals.

Bios and pictures to come soon...

 

Fort Group is pleased to announce the addition of Senior Manager Bradley Keefe, CPA, CA

FEBRUARY 27, 2017

Bradley

Bradley will be providing our not-for-profit and public sector entity clients with audit and review engagement services. A graduate of the University of Manitoba in 2004, Bradley received his Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) designation in 2006 and has over 14 years professional experience. Bradley was awarded the Early Achievement Award by CPA Manitoba in 2016.

Bradley comes to us from the Office of the Auditor General (OAG) where he was group engagement leader for the Audit of the Province of Manitoba’s Summary Financial Statements (Public Accounts).

 

Educator School Supply Tax Credit

JANUARY 27, 2017

Are you an educator? Do you buy construction paper, flash cards, puzzles and other items that support educational growth? There is a new tax credit you may qualify for when you purchase supplies for your classroom.

The 2016 federal budget introduced a teacher and early childhood educator school supply tax credit for 2016 and subsequent taxation years.

This new tax credit will allow an employee who is an eligible teacher or early childhood educator to claim a 15% refundable tax credit on an amount of up to $1,000 for purchases of eligible teaching supplies for which they were not reimbursed.

US Tax Filing with the IRS for US Citizens who are Residents in Canada

JULY 17, 2015

Are you a US citizen? Are you a resident of Canada?

The United States is one of the only countries in the world that require their citizens to report their worldwide income even if they are a resident of another country. Even if you have not lived in the US since childhood, if you have your US citizenship, you are required to file US tax returns with the IRS.

Canada-Manitoba Job Grant

JANUARY 30, 2015

The Canada-Manitoba Job Grant is a job grant recently announced by Industry Services (a ministry of the Government of Manitoba) in partnership with the Government of Canada. The grant provides up to $10,000 of funding per employee that attends eligible training programs. The grant is provided over the period of April 1, 2015 to March 31, 2016, and Industry Services is accepting applications now for the upcoming fiscal year. Training must be approved before the course begins in order to be eligible for funding.

Scholarships – Family Members

JANUARY 30, 2015

Did you know that a scholarship provided by an employer to arms length employee’s family members may be excluded from the income of an employee, provided that the scholarship is not provided in lieu of salary?

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