We Love Yow Popcorn for Valentines Day!

Yesterday, some of the Hendry Warren staff celebrated Valentine’s Day in a unique fashion by ordering popcorn from YOW Popcorn for their sweethearts.  The popcorn was delicious and best of all a portion of the proceeds from each order will be donated to the Ottawa Food Bank

Happy Valentine’s Day!

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What Snow Day?

What does your accountant do on an Ottawa snow day?......they find an alternate way to get to work! One of our intrepid staff pulled out the snowshoes this morning! Most of our staff is working remotely today, so there may be a delay in our responding to any communications. Rest assured, we will get back to you as soon as we can.

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Teaching the Entrepreneurs of Tomorrow

Jacob Milosek was pleased to present as part of a panel discussion on February 12 alongside Mike D’Alosiso of Kelly Santini LLP, Monica Chohan of Dandelion Dance and Zach Gaunce of RBC to a group of students at Carleton University. The presentation was focused on starting up a business and the various things that should be considered as part of this process. A special thanks to the Sprott School of Business and Carleton University for helping to organize the event.

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CPA Ontario's 2nd Annual Ottawa Networking Night!

Last night, a few of our staff attended the 2nd annual Ottawa Networking Night hosted by CPA Ontario at the Mill Street Brewery.  We had a great time meeting students from Algonquin College, Carleton University and the University of Ottawa as well as other CPAs from the Ottawa area. 

We’re looking forward to next year!

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MENTAL HEALTH AFFECTS US ALL

Today is Bell Let’s Talk Day. Here at Hendry Warren, we started the day by getting together over breakfast to discuss how mental health affects us all and the resources that are available to help.

Millions of Canadians are supporting the cause by helping to spread the word. We must all do our part so that those who suffer do not have to suffer alone.

2018 T4/T5 Deadline Coming Up

The deadline to file your company’s T4, T4A and/or T5 slips is fast approaching! 

If you paid salaries, contract payments, or dividends during the 2018 calendar year, you will have a requirement to report these amounts to CRA on a T4, T4A, or T5 slip, respectively.  The deadline to file these slips with CRA is February 28, 2019.

If you would like our assistance with preparing these filings, or if you are unsure as to whether you have a filing obligation, please contact us at info@hwllp.ca, and we would be happy to help!

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Firm Focus Day 2019

Last week, we came together as a team for our annual Firm Focus Day to discuss all things Hendry Warren. We got together to discuss the future of the firm and how technology and our staff will play a role in the transition.  Health and wellness was a hot topic this year and thanks to Bruce Bonner and Susan Stephen from Living Science, we were all able to get a dose of healthy living over some green shooters and protein bars.

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Congratulations to Jacob Milosek on Receiving the 2018 Emerging Leaders Award

Jacob was recently awarded the 2018 Emerging Leaders Award by CPA Ontario.  The Emerging Leaders Award recognizes CPAs 34 years old and under that are shaping the future of the accounting profession. Each recipient was nominated by their peers for making significant contributions to both their workplace and the community.  At Hendry Warren, the other partners and staff have long appreciated Jacob’s efforts and are proud of this recognition by CPA Ontario.  For more information about the award, check out the following link:

www.cpaontario.ca/cpa-members/communities/emerging-leaders/emerging-leader-award-recipients

Congratulations to all of the other award winners!

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New year, New Faces at Hendry Warren

As the new year begins and we gear up for tax season, we’d like to introduce you to the newest faces at HW. It is an exciting time as we welcome 13 new employees to HW, our largest ever hiring cohort.

Part of our Fancy Jean Friday initiative is donating the proceeds we raise to a local charity. One of the first tasks for our new employees was to choose the new charity we will donate to. We are happy to be raising funds for the United Way over the next few months.

Welcome to the HW Team!

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Office Closure - Monday, January 14, 201

Please note that our office will be closed on Monday January 14, 2019. 

Every year we hold a “Firm Focus Day” that is designed for all staff to contribute to ideas on topics such as client experience, communication, and technology.  Through this initiative we strive to better serve our clients and continue to make Hendry Warren a great place to work.

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Dress Your Style - Dress for Success Ottawa!

With a new year starting, there is a desire for a fresh start. That’s why we have decided to pair up with Dress for Success Ottawa and their wardrobe consultant extraordinaire, Mary Ciancibello, to host a unique & exclusive event on Thursday, January 17th.  At this exclusive event, you will learn how to communicate your personal brand through your wardrobe by learning to Dress Your Style!

HWLLP is proud to support great charities like Dress for Success Ottawa who strives to empower women to achieve economic independence by providing a network of support, professional attire, and development tools to help women thrive.

For more information on this event, you can check out the below link.  Tickets are $250 and will get you a partial tax receipt, entry to a fashion showcase evening, plus a chance to win this fantastic door prize: $2,500 cash for the shopping spree of your dreams, and a one-on-one closet assessment and wardrobe consultation with Mary.

https://www.canadahelps.org/en/charities/dress-for-success-ottawa-national-capital-region/events/dress-your-style

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2019 Faces of Ottawa Award Nominees

Just when we thought Fridays couldn't get any better, we were proven wrong this past Friday when we got the exciting email from Faces Magazine Ottawa that we were nominated as Ottawa's Favourite Accounting Firm and that our very own Todd Hamilton has been nominated as Ottawa's Favourite Accountant. We're honoured!

The voting takes place between January 5th and 24th and the winners will be announced at the 2019 Faces Awards event on Friday, January 25th.

https://lnkd.in/g9PrUiq

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The Adventures of the HW Hat Continues!

As the first week of January 2019 comes to a close, we’re reflecting on all of the great things that happened in 2018. While 2018 was our busiest year yet, the HW staff still found some time to take the HW hat on some pretty spectacular adventures.

In 2018, the HW hat got to visit Green Gables in Cavendish, Prince Edward Island, the beautiful beaches of Algarve, Portugal, Torremolinos, Spain and Pasadena, Florida, the amazing architecture and eats in Santa Fe, New Mexico, the breathtaking views in Banff, Alberta and the food tour of our dreams in Marrakesh, Morocco. We’ve even featured the HW hat spending some quality time with some HW alumni, Scott Bates and Trina Watters.

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Congratulations to our newest Partner David Ienzi!

And then there were eight…

Partners Ian Hendry, Dan Warren, Marie Fraser, Nancy Nicks, Jacob Milosek, Blair Duffy and Todd Hamilton are pleased to welcome David Ienzi, CPA, CA, CBV to the Hendry Warren LLP partnership.

David is passionate about client service and is committed to helping entrepreneurs successfully achieve their financial goals. He is keenly focused on providing private companies with value-added advice in the areas of assurance, accounting, valuation and taxation. As a Chartered Business Valuator, he is skilled in assisting companies assess their value whether it be for tax and estate planning, intergenerational transfers or business succession. David’s experience as a CFO provides him with insight into the day-to-day operations of private companies of which he provides advisory services.

David enjoys volunteering in community-based initiatives focused primarily on engaging youth.

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Understanding the CPP Enhancements

In 2016, the Canadian federal and provincial governments (with the exception of Quebec which has its own provincial pension plan (“QPP”)) agreed to enhance the Canada Pension Plan (“CPP”) in an effort to make the CPP a bigger factor for the growing proportion of the population that does not have a company sponsored retirement plan and for those who could use a top-up to their own savings to maintain their standard of living in retirement. It is the first major reform to the benefit levels since the inception of the CPP in 1966. To read more about what this means for Canadians in the workforce and how employers can prepare for these changes, click here for our latest newsletter on this topic: https://bit.ly/2RtH2od.

2018 Christmas Exchange Program

Last week, the staff from Hendry Warren rolled up their sleeves and chipped in to help pack 690 boxes which help feed 230 local Ottawa families this Christmas and beyond. This is a yearly event run by the Kiwanis Club of Ottawa. Over the course of three evenings, boxes are built and filled with food for delivery the next morning. The boxes have food for a Christmas feast as well as staples to fill a kitchen.   We would like to thank everyone that helped to make these families holiday a little brighter. 

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Is Your Business Subject to US Tax? - Part II

In Part I of our two-part newsletter series we highlighted possible exposures of Canadian businesses to US federal income tax.  This second part identifies possible exposures to US state income and sales taxes.  Canadian businesses are often surprised to learn that taxation at the state level is often more complex and requires a more involved analysis than the federal level.

Click here to read our full newsletter: https://bit.ly/2GuWUCP

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