Articles

The End of an Era

George A. Gillespie, B. Tech., FCPA, FCA

Life at McColl Turner is about to change significantly – not only for our partner George Gillespie, but the whole firm as well. George is retiring this year following a successful career which has spanned five decades. The firm takes pride in George’s…

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Where Are They Now? – Meghan Valentine

by Joanne Culley

Meghan Valentine, CPA, CA, CIA, says that the four years she spent working at McColl Turner LLP Chartered Accountants early in her career provided a solid foundation for her later career development.

“I’ve been able to apply the knowledge from my experience at McColl Turner in particular to…

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Too good to be true?

Dear Professor Tax:

I just sold my cottage and my neighbour told me they used their principal residence exemption to avoid capital gains tax when they sold their cottage. This sounds too good to be true – is it? I also heard that the rules for claiming the principal residence…

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Around the Firm

The firm is very pleased to announce that it has acquired the public accounting practice previously carried on by John DeVroom, CPA, CA. John has joined our professional staff as an Associate and looks forward to continuing to serve his former clients from the offices of McColl Turner. John…

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CCRC – Turning Things Around for 60 Years!

McColl Turner has been a strong supporter of the work of the CCRC over the years, including organizing the annual Income Tax Preparation Assistance Program, where our professional staff volunteer their time to prepare income tax returns for low income families and individuals. In addition, the firm has sponsored…

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So you’ve been appointed an Executor, eh? Congratulations…..NOT!!!

If you have been appointed an executor (estate trustee) after 2014 you should know that your responsibilities are now much greater than before. They now include locating and evaluating estate assets, locating and contacting beneficiaries, ensuring all taxes are paid and generally carrying out all the wishes of the deceased.
While this doesn’t seem…

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United Way Turns 75!

United Way Peterborough & District (UWP) was founded as The Peterborough War Services and Community Fund in 1941 on a belief it would restore to Peterborough’s heart and soul a sense of pride, hope and generosity.

Seventy-five years later, this still rings true. So too do the deep commitment of…

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Healthy Homes Renovation Tax Credit

Dear Professor Tax:

Remember a few years ago we all could claim a Renovation Tax Credit? I saved a lot of money that year – I think it was over $1,000! But it only lasted for one year as Mr. Harper took it away. Then, I hear, Mr. Harper campaigning…

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Around the Firm

The firm is pleased to welcome William Neff, CPA, CGA who joined the McColl Turner team in July 2015 as a Senior Tax Manager. William qualified as a Certified General Accountant in 1998 and has completed the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants In-Depth Tax Course. He has been practicing…

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Where Are They Now? – Tracy Klompmaker

by Joanne Culley

Former McColl Turner LLP Chartered Accountants’ employee Tracy Klompmaker grew up in Hamilton, but her family moved to Ennismore when she was in Grade 7 due to work. She attended Chemong Public School and Thomas A. Stewart Secondary School, then completed Fleming College’s three year Business Administration…

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