Colin Ellis

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Recent Blog Posts By Colin Ellis

Canadian accountants petition CRA for tax deadline extension

More than 50,000 taxpayers are signing petition available on Change.org

Regional accounting firms gained new publicly traded audit clients in 2020

2020 SEDAR filing data of Canadian accounting firms crunched by Audit Analytics

Big Four accounting firms fell short of net new client gains in 2020

But PwC Canada emerged a clear winner in SEDAR filing data crunched by Audit Analytics, in our annual review of audit client gains and departures

How Canadian accountants can help small business recover post-pandemic

SMB surveys from Dext and Wagepoint reveal opportunities for accountants

What can Canadian accountants expect from François Boileau, the new Taxpayers' Ombudsperson?

In a wide-ranging interview, Boileau discusses the OTO mandate and CRA service

Long Read: Why the Deloitte Canada – MNP deal makes sense for both firms

Beyond the financial details, both accounting firms are building on recent success

Tax season off to rocky start at CRA say Canadian accountants

Call centre outsourcing and cybersecurity concern tax professionals

Obituary: Everett Colby, charismatic Ottawa-area accountant, dies at 57

Accounting career allowed former Chair of CGA Ontario and principal of Colby McGeachy Professional Corporation to indulge his passions

Liberals do 180 on gross blunder over CERB eligibility of self-employed

Qualtrough, Lebouthillierand Trudeau also announce one-year grace period for pandemic relief tax debt

Why Deloitte Canada won Ottawa’s lucrative vaccine platform contract

Technology provider Deloitte also delivers US vaccine management platform

7 new accounting and finance software solutions that will make work easier in 2021

Technology providers embraced the opportunity to support digital transformation

Top 10 Canadian accounting stories of 2020

Canadian accountants proved their essential value during the COVID-19 pandemic

Congratulations! 6,371 future CPAs pass unique hotel room CFE

Challenging CFE cycle comes to an end under unique conditions

RSM: Economic headwinds despite V-shaped Canadian recovery

The ongoing pandemic and US presidential candidates pose problems for Canada

Davidson & Company beats SME accounting firms in H1 audit client gains

2020 H1 SEDAR data of Canadian SME firms crunched by Audit Analytics

In a tough year for accounting firms, PwC Canada leads Big Four in H1 audit client gains, losses

2020 H1 SEDAR data of Canadian Big Four firms crunched by Audit Analytics

Canadian audit fees jump as public filings plunge for 2019

Audit Analytics crunches the SEDAR numbers for Canadian audit fees in 2019

Book Review – Victory Over the CRA: An Accountant's Guide to Representing a Client

Tax Lawyer Dale Barrett wears the white hat in a timeless showdown with the CRA

How ScanSnap helps accountants work from home

Remote work is here to stay. A document scanner is essential hardware

Friday News Roundup 20.08.14: KPMG, Grant Thornton, rehiring stats, and fraudster jailed      

Wrapping up the odds and ends in this week’s Canadian accounting news

Why Canadian accountants need a CEWS client engagement letter now more than ever

Accounting practitioners are under pressure during the current pandemic to meet their clients' needs. Clearline Consulting has COVID-19 practice-related resources to mitigate risk

Friday News Roundup 20.07.31: CPA Canada applauds Chamber, Morneau smoke, CFIB & more   

Wrapping up the odds and ends in this week’s Canadian accounting news

Friday News Roundup 20.07.24: Pandemic debt, WFH tax breaks, Love & Money and more

Wrapping up the odds and ends in this week’s Canadian accounting news

Canadian accounting students ready for reopening of national exam

First exam since September 2019 to include safety precautions, integrity measures

Do Swiss banks owe your accounting clients money?

Clock is ticking for investors who held Swiss bank accounts to claim reimbursements of retrocessions deemed illegal