Canadian Tax Issues for ESOPs

The Canadian tax deadline is May 1st and as we all know only two things in life are certain – death and taxes. And for a lot of people doing taxes is a death defying experience.

ESOPs or Employee Share Ownership Plans have special tax related issues. There are three types of ESOPs in Canada.

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Does Happiness Create Success in Business?

In a meta analysis of 225 academic studies by Sonja Lyubomirsky, Laura King and Ed Diener (as reported in the 2012 Harvard Business Review) it was shown that happy employees have a higher productivity rate by 31%, increased sales by 37% and are 3 times more innovative and creative.

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The Conversation Canada is Missing On Minimum Wage

Recently, B.C., Alberta and Ontario have committed to raising the minimum wage and predictably in all cases, these wage hikes are met with scorn and praise from both sides. While a minimum wage is an essential factor to protect workers and create a minimum standard of living, there is a better solution that Canada should be exploring to help more people build wealth and ensure a competitive economy.

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