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In this year’s Budget, the federal government announced the creation of a program — the First-time Home Buyers’ Incentive, or FTHBI, to provide assistance to individuals seeking to enter the housing market. Under that FTHBI, the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) (an agency of the federal government) will add a specified amount to the down payment made on a home purchase by a qualifying buyer, with the effect of reducing the amount of the monthly mortgage payment required of the new home owner.


Canadians are fortunate to benefit from a publicly funded health care system, in which most costs of care ranging from routine visits to a family doctor to intensive care in a hospital setting are paid for by government-sponsored health insurance.


The Canadian tax system is a “self-assessing system” which relies heavily on the voluntary co-operation of taxpayers. Canadians are expected (in fact, in most cases, required), to complete and file a tax return each spring, reporting income from all sources, calculating the amount of tax owed, and remitting that amount to the federal government by a specified deadline.


By now, news of yet another data breach resulting in unauthorized access to personal information — especially financial information — has become so frequent as to seem almost commonplace. Notwithstanding, the recent data breach affecting Capital One was, in many ways, a singular event.


There are so many reasons to consider hiring a CPA (Chartered Professional Accountant) to be on your financial team. Here are 12 reason why we think it is important:


Our vibrant and dynamic team are as much about our clients as they are about results, and we take the time to get to know our clients so we can provide the best service possible. On the flip side, we wanted to take the time to introduce our team to you, so you can get to know us better!


So, you’ve decided to work with an accountant. Now you might be wondering, what do we do exactly?

At Carlyle Shepherd & Co we offer an array of services to suit your needs, which you can find listed under Services (link to Services). But what does it all mean? Today on our blog, we’re breaking down some basics for you.


At Carlyle Shepherd & Co our customers are our number one priority. We value our client relationships and take extra care to invest in those connections. 


So, you need an accountant. What now? We believe that we provide the very best to our valued clients and we want you to find out why! Today we’ve outlined Five Reasons to Work with Carlyle Shepherd & Co.