Congratulations to Ian Hendry!

In May 2017, the Roger Neilson House presented a certificate of recognition to Ian Hendry for his outstanding service and contribution as a volunteer with them.  Ian has been involved with the Roger Neilson House from its very early stages eleven years ago and joined the Board of Directors approximately eight years ago.  Ian’s contributions to the community are an inspiration to us all – congratulations Ian!

Go Sens Go!

In an effort to show our support for the Ottawa Senators in Round 3 of the playoffs, Hendry Warren LLP has implemented a “Jersey Day Friday”.  Staff members showed off their hockey spirit with their Sens or Team Canada jerseys.  Go Sens Go!

Kicking off the 2017 Softball Season Right

The two-time defending champions Hendry Warren Current Liabilities kicked off their 2017 softball season in convincing fashion last night with a 15 – 9 victory.  The team will play every Tuesday night over the summer.  Best of luck to the team on another successful title defense!”

Loaves & Fishes Fund of Ottawa Carleton

On Saturday, May 6th, some of the partners and staff of Hendry Warren attended the annual fundraising gala for the Loaves & Fishes Fund of Ottawa Carleton.   This organization’s mission is to establish and maintain free daily meal services to our disadvantaged, underprivileged and homeless neighbours living within our community.  Over the years, the fund has helped raise over $750,000 in this regard.   For more information about this great charity, you can check out their website at www.loavesandfishesottawa.org.

Closed May 2nd

The 2016 personal tax season for most of our clients has come to a close on May 1st at 5 pm. Prior to the commencement of the 2016 tax season, our annual T1 Pool was created where participants guess how many returns will be completed by the last day. Prizes were awarded to the Top 3 picks at a celebratory dinner last night.

A big thank you to all of our team and to our clients who helped set another new record. We will be closed today for a much needed day off and back in the office Wednesday, May 3rd and 8:30 am.

To our departing co-op students, best of luck as you return to school!

No Holiday For Your Tax Preparer

While the Hendry Warren staff worked through much of the Easter long weekend on your personal taxes, a group of the staff did get together for a holiday dinner on Saturday evening. Two 25 pound turkeys and all the fixings were on the menu. While the last few weeks of April are the busiest time for us, we always find ways to relax and unwind!

The April 30th Personal Tax Deadline is Approaching… Are You Ready?

The deadline to file your 2016 personal tax return is fast approaching. With just 16 days until the personal tax filing deadline, we have put together a list of common personal tax questions and answers to help you get your taxes completed on time. You can find the latest addition to the Hendry Warren Chronicles here. We have answered your questions including how to protect yourself from fraud, make payments with the Canada Revenue Agency and how long to keep your records. In addition, we have a number of other personal tax resources on our website to help.

To facilitate you dropping off your tax information to us, and picking up your returns when they are ready, from April 17th to April 28th, we are extending our office hours. We will be open from 8 am to 5:30 pm.

Team Building at Laser Tag

Team building, stress relieving and a lot of fun – our annual Laser Tag event was Thursday March 29, 2017. The whole office came out for a great night and we are now energized to tackle all your personal tax returns by April 30th!

Tax Season Fueling

We are in the thick of personal taxes, and we are working hard for you. That takes some serious fueling. These chocolate filled croissants are a tax season staple every Friday morning. We need to keep our strength up. Have you dropped off your personal taxes to us yet? Let us do the hard work for you, we’re ready!

HST and The Self-Employed

Our March edition of the Hendry Warren Chronicles on whether you should be charging HST is now available here. Many self-employed individuals unwittingly run afoul of the HST rules, not realizing they should have registered until it is too late and they owe the Canada Revenue Agency for taxes they should have collected, but did not. For a brief outline of the HST rules, see our newsletter. If you think you may have to register, contact us, and ensure you get complete advice for your situation.

Free Tax Clinic

The 2017 CPA Tax Clinics are a free service run by volunteers from all levels of CPA firms and is offered to seniors and low-income individuals. Hendry Warren has volunteered for many years to help people who have a low income prepare their tax returns. We are proud to be participating again this year at 2 clinics in Ottawa.

Our first tax clinic was a success! Over 25 returns completed at the Jack Purcell Community Centre on Wednesday, March 15, 2017. We are looking forward to our next one on Thursday, March 23, 2017, at Hampton Court this week. We hope we can exceed Wednesday’s number of returns prepared. Stop by and say hello! 

Dan & Ian Speaking Engagements

On March 7, 2017, Ian Hendry participated in a Smith School of Business event at Queen’s University in Kingston Ontario.  The audience included students from the Bachelor of Commerce classes of 2016 through 2020, interested in pursuing their CPA designation after graduation.   Ian’s presentation was entitled “Does Public Practice in a Mid-Size CPA Firm Make Sense for You?” Over 50 students attended along with two other CPA presenters from industry.

Ian Hendry and Dan Warren were both invited to participate in a Chartered Professional Accountant Speaker Panel presented by the Accounting Club of the Telfer School of Management at Ottawa University on March 13, 2017. The topic being addressed by the panel was the numerous career opportunities available to students who pursue their CPA designation.  

It was a great opportunity for both Dan and Ian to connect with their alma maters and exchange ideas with future members of our profession.

Hurry Hard!

Hendry Warren reveals its A-team – set to participate in the Business Development Bank of Canada’s Curling Bonspiel, on Wednesday, March 14, 2017, at the Nepean Sportsplex.  Dan, Nancy, Jacob and Todd looking forward to some friendly competition with the hopes of bringing home some hardware! 

Deadline Reminder: 2016 EHT Returns

As a general rule, if your company is an employer and paid Ontario salaries greater than $450,000 in 2016 you are required to file an Employer Health Tax Return ("EHT Return") with the Ministry of Finance by March 15, 2017. This $450,000 threshold on salaries must be shared amongst associated companies, meaning that if you own multiple companies and their combined salaries are greater than $450,000 you would be required to file EHT Returns for both companies.  For more detailed guidelines and how it may apply to your company, you can visit the Ontario Ministry of Finance’s website or contact our office at 613-235-2000.

International Women’s Day – Showcasing Nancy Nicks

International Women’s Day is a day to encourage women to forge a better working world, a world that is more inclusive. We at Hendry Warren are committed to helping women achieve equality. Distinctive women is a national publication and online community that works to connect, empower, and showcase female professionals, leaders and entrepreneurs across Canada.

Nancy Nicks, one of the partners at Hendry Warren, has been highlighted by Distinctive Women. She had the honour of being asked to do a podcast talking about her successes, obstacles and inspirations. It is a wonderful insight into Nancy and you can see how passionate she is about everything she does. The passion she has for life, she puts into working for her clients, no matter how big or small. The link below will take you to the Facebook page that hosts the podcast. 

We are proud to have Nancy Nicks as one of the leaders of our firm helping to empower and inspire the next generation of women within our firm, in the community and through her clients.

https://www.facebook.com/distinctivewomen/videos/1212419075493372/

HW Hat at Disney World

In January, the Hendry Warren hat traveled to Disney World to take part in the Dopey Challenge, a four-daylong event where participants attempt a 5k, 10k, ½ Marathon and Full Marathon!

The hat and our Staff are now gearing up to take on the Tax Season Marathon. If you have any questions about your personal tax situation or would like our assistance in preparing your tax return, please contact us, or visit our office. We would be happy to meet with you.

A link to our T1 Personal Tax Resources including our checklist can be found here.

Congratulations to CHEO

Hendry Warren LLP Salutes CHEO as it has been recognized for a second consecutive year as Canada’s #1 health care employer.

CHEO was also named one of the National Capital Region’s Top Employers for 2016 for the fourth year in a row, as part of an annual competition organized by MediaCorp. Canada Inc. In 2014, CHEO was named one of Canada’s 20 Most Admired Corporate Cultures by Waterstone Humane Capital.  Waterstone singled out CHEO’s patient experience ratings and employee/physician engagement score, which have routinely been among the highest in Ontario.

The Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario – Ottawa Children’s Treatment Centre (CHEO – OCTC) is the leading provider of specialized pediatric health services in Canada’s capital. The two previously separate organizations joined forces in 2016 to become one organization – stronger together for kids and families.

CHEO’s programs help over 500,000 children and youth each year in Eastern Ontario, Western Quebec, Nunavut and parts of Northern Ontario. As a world-class research centre and teaching hospital, for over 40 years CHEO has changed young lives in our community, while our innovations change young lives around the world.

The partners of Hendry Warren LLP have been active supporters of CHEO and the CHEO Foundation for many years.  Dan Warren is currently a member of the Legacy Advisory Committee of the Foundation.  Ian Hendry is a past Chair of the Board of Directors of the Foundations and sits as a member of its Investment Committee.

We are blessed to have CHEO and OCTC caring for our children right here in Ottawa.

Valentine’s Day at Hendry Warren

This Valentine’s Day Hendry Warren wanted to give back to the community. These boxes of chocolate dipped strawberries were handmade and purchased by our staff.  The proceeds were donated to the Ottawa Food Bank. Thank you to everyone who participated. Every little bit helps.

T4/T5 Deadline Coming UP

The deadline to file your company’s T4 and T5 slips is fast approaching. If you paid employees during 2016, it is your responsibility to complete and file a T4 with CRA by February 28th. If you paid sub-contractors or casual workers who are not employees, T4A slips may also be required.   Similarly, if you have declared dividends from your corporation throughout the year, you are required to prepare and file a T5 slip by February 28th. Should you require assistance preparing these slips our office can help! 

Personal Tax Season Has Begun

The new T1 season has officially begun at Hendry Warren Chartered Professional Accountants. To assist with personal income tax preparation Hendry Warren's 2016 Tax Highlights, Personal Income Tax Return Checklist and schedules were sent out last week. These forms can also be found on our Resources page. If you have any questions don't hesitate to contact us at 613-235-2000.