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  • KRP founding partner Ralph...

    One of our founding partners,...

    One of our founding partners, friends and mentors, is taking a final bow after a long and illustrious accounting and [...]

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    KRP founding partner Ralph Rabinowicz announces his retirement
  • 7 common tax mistakes...

    Canadian entrepreneurs are some of...

    Canadian entrepreneurs are some of the best in the world when it comes to starting, managing and growing their small [...]

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    7 common tax mistakes small business owners should avoid
  • The good, the bad...

    The federal government last week...

    The federal government last week took another step towards implementing sweeping tax changes that could have a disproportionate impact on [...]

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    The good, the bad and the ugly of Ottawa’s proposed corporate tax changes
  • How entrepreneurs can overcome...

    If finance and accounting were...

    If finance and accounting were easy, there would be far more successful businesses operating (and thriving) in this country. It’s [...]

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    How entrepreneurs can overcome cash flow challenges
  • The 5 most common...

    There are plenty of reasons...

    There are plenty of reasons why small and medium-sized businesses (SMEs) succeed in their respective marketplaces, but perhaps even more [...]

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    The 5 most common cash flow challenges for entrepreneurs
  • When is the best...

    Welcome to our new Ask the Accountant...

    Welcome to our new Ask the Accountant series, where our clients and readers pose accounting, finance and business management questions to KRP [...]

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    When is the best time to incorporate a business?
  • 2017 Federal Budget Commentary...

    The Federal Government’s 2017–18 Budget...

    The Federal Government’s 2017–18 Budget gives Canadians a taste of what they might expect over the next couple of years: [...]

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    2017 Federal Budget Commentary
  • Five challenges of business...

    It’s the entrepreneur’s dream—come up...

    It’s the entrepreneur’s dream—come up with an idea, develop a business plan, start building out a product or service, then [...]

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    Five challenges of business growth—and how to overcome them
  • Foreign investors: 4 things...

    Political instability, tumbling currency values,...

    Political instability, tumbling currency values, economic uncertainty—they’re common reasons why high net-worth foreign investors often try to extract funds from [...]

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    Foreign investors: 4 things to know before investing in Canada
  • CRA audits: How to...

    If two of the nastier...

    If two of the nastier inevitabilities in life are death and taxes, then tax audits would certainly rank as one [...]

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    CRA audits: How to reduce the risk
  • Long-time KRP tax partner...

    Kestenberg Rabinowicz Partners LLP saying...

    Kestenberg Rabinowicz Partners LLP saying goodbye to one of its Iongest-serving and most highly respected partners. Harris Kligman, who was [...]

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    Long-time KRP tax partner Harris Kligman announces his retirement
  • Ontario to hike Land...

    Buying a residential or commercial...

    Buying a residential or commercial property in Ontario is about to get more expensive. The Government of Ontario recently announced [...]

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    Ontario to hike Land Transfer Tax on some residential, commercial properties
  • Life insurance changes could...

    Recent changes to federal tax...

    Recent changes to federal tax rules related to life insurance policies could have a significant impact on tax, estate and [...]

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    Life insurance changes could impact tax-planning strategy for entrepreneurs
  • How CRA’s crackdown is...

    Entrepreneurs hoping that Canada Revenue...

    Entrepreneurs hoping that Canada Revenue Agency would eventually ease its audit-focused crackdown after a recent uptick in enforcement activity may [...]

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    How CRA’s crackdown is becoming even more targeted, aggressive
  • Changes to ECP tax...

    A change to the treatment...

    A change to the treatment of eligible capital property (ECP) for Canadian-controlled private corporations (CCPCs) could have a significant impact [...]

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    Changes to ECP tax rules create urgency for sale-minded entrepreneurs
  • New restrictions on foreign...

    When Bank of Montreal and...

    When Bank of Montreal and Bank of Nova Scotia, two of Canada’s largest banks, recently announced the introduction of new [...]

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    New restrictions on foreign investors leave more questions than answers
  • Long-time KRP partner Vazken...

    It’s a bittersweet moment here...

    It’s a bittersweet moment here at Kestenberg Rabinowicz Partners LLP as we wish a happy and prosperous retirement to one [...]

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    Long-time KRP partner Vazken Izakel calls it a career
  • Want to protect your...

    When it was first introduced,...

    When it was first introduced, online banking was seen as a boon for small and medium-sized businesses. It saved business [...]

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    Want to protect your bottom line? Beware online banking
  • Entrepreneurs on alert after...

    The stream of fraudulent ‘Canada...

    The stream of fraudulent ‘Canada Revenue Agency’ (CRA) calls continues. After notifying entrepreneurs just last year about a spate of [...]

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    Entrepreneurs on alert after new round of bogus CRA calls
  • How to position your...

    If there’s one goal shared...

    If there’s one goal shared by all investors, it’s the obvious desire for a substantial return on any investment they [...]

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    How to position your firm (financially) to attract third-party investment
  • CRA changes treatment of...

    Canadian investors received some bad...

    Canadian investors received some bad news from the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) recently. Ottawa announced that it is changing the [...]

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    CRA changes treatment of U.S. LLPs, LLLPs
  • A KRP Case Study:...

    Many aspects of the Income...

    Many aspects of the Income Tax Act are difficult for taxpayers to understand and navigate, but Section 160 is perhaps [...]

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    A KRP Case Study: Section 160 of the Income Tax Act and why proper documentation matters
  • 2016 Federal Budget Commentary...

    Key themes from the 2016...

    Key themes from the 2016 federal budget: Economic growth, job creation and a strong middle class When the new government [...]

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    2016 Federal Budget Commentary
  • Did you know? Wire...

    Entrepreneurs, did you know that...

    Entrepreneurs, did you know that the movement of funds through wire transfers is susceptible to theft? How the robbery takes [...]

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    Did you know? Wire transfers carry a risk of theft
  • 2016 Ontario Budget Commentary...

      On February 25, 2016...

      On February 25, 2016 Finance Minister Charles Sousa tabled his fourth Budget. The deficit for the 2015-16 fiscal year [...]

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    2016 Ontario Budget Commentary
  • Ottawa holds steady on...

    On December 24, 2015, Finance...

    On December 24, 2015, Finance Minister Bill Morneau announced that, subject to two changes, the income tax deduction limits and [...]

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    Ottawa holds steady on auto deduction limits and expense benefit rates for businesses
  • The loonie is languishing:...

    The sliding Canadian dollar has...

    The sliding Canadian dollar has left most business owners in a tough spot. While exporters likely have—or soon will—enjoy an [...]

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    The loonie is languishing: 4 strategies to manage currency fluctuations
  • Major changes to U.S....

    On December 18, 2015, the...

    On December 18, 2015, the U.S. Congress passed the Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes Act of 2015 (“PATH Act”). President [...]

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    Major changes to U.S. rules on sales of U.S. real estate property
  • The right way to...

    Forget the trials and tribulations...

    Forget the trials and tribulations of starting and growing a business. Many entrepreneurs learn that the true challenge comes when [...]

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    The right way to negotiate the sale of your business
  • The 5 revealing (yet...

    Most entrepreneurs are not accountants....

    Most entrepreneurs are not accountants. That statement is as obvious as it is revealing. Despite not having the letters ‘CA’ [...]

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    The 5 revealing (yet overlooked) balance sheet metrics you need to know
  • 7 key questions to...

    A successful, lucrative exit—it’s the...

    A successful, lucrative exit—it’s the dream of so many entrepreneurs who envision building their business and one day selling to [...]

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    7 key questions to consider before selling your business
  • Positive news on tax...

    Effective January 1, 2016 there...

    Effective January 1, 2016 there will be significant changes to the taxation of trusts and estates, including alter ego, joint [...]

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    Positive news on tax rules for spousal, common-law, alter ego, joint partner trusts
  • What entrepreneurs can learn...

    As the summer winds down,...

    As the summer winds down, we’ve been treated to the usual mix of sun, warm weather and, hopefully for most [...]

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    What entrepreneurs can learn from the Blue Jays
  • The benefits of a...

    Obtaining the right accounting and...

    Obtaining the right accounting and tax planning advice is critical for every business owner. That requires a strategic approach that [...]

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    The benefits of a tax-planning second opinion–A KRP case study
  • RRIF rule and re-contribution...

    Typically, a Registered Retirement Income...

    Typically, a Registered Retirement Income Fund (RRIF) is created on the conversion of a Registered Retirement Savings Plan (RRSP) before [...]

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    RRIF rule and re-contribution changes present new retirement planning opportunities
  • Tax benefits abound when...

    Canadian entrepreneurs make millions of...

    Canadian entrepreneurs make millions of dollars in donations to a wide range of charitable organizations each year. What many don’t [...]

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    Tax benefits abound when entrepreneurs make charitable donations
  • Acquiring a dental practice—The...

    One of the most challenging—and...

    One of the most challenging—and important—decisions for dentists establishing or expanding their practice is to decide whether to take on [...]

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    Acquiring a dental practice—The pros and cons of an associateship
  • Business Succession Planning, Part...

    If building a succession plan...

    If building a succession plan is one of the most important business considerations for entrepreneurs, the question of who takes [...]

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    Business Succession Planning, Part 2—How to select and groom a successor
  • 2015 Ontario Budget Commentary–Highlights...

    2015 Ontario Budget Commentary  ...

    2015 Ontario Budget Commentary   Introduction On April 23, 2015 Finance Minister Charles Sousa tabled his third Budget. The deficit [...]

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    2015 Ontario Budget Commentary–Highlights for Entrepreneurs
  • 2015 Federal Budget Commentary–Highlights...

    While the 2015 federal budget...

    While the 2015 federal budget may not have contained many surprises, it did contain more than its fair share of [...]

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    2015 Federal Budget Commentary–Highlights for Entrepreneurs
  • Bogus CRA calls have...

    A recent spate of fraudulent...

    A recent spate of fraudulent calls has given some entrepreneurs reason to review their over-the-phone dealings with Canada Revenue Agency [...]

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    Bogus CRA calls have entrepreneurs on edge
  • Why business record-keeping matters–A...

    Comprehensive record-keeping is a major...

    Comprehensive record-keeping is a major challenge for many entrepreneurs. After all, most business owners are so busy running their organizations [...]

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    Why business record-keeping matters–A KRP case study
  • Business Succession Planning, Part...

    For entrepreneurs, there are few...

    For entrepreneurs, there are few more important considerations when building and growing a business than their eventual exit—either by choice [...]

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    Business Succession Planning, Part 1—Key considerations when building a plan
  • How real estate deals...

    Investing in real estate can...

    Investing in real estate can be a smart move for many entrepreneurs. Over the past decade or more, strategic real [...]

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    How real estate deals could trigger serious tax liabilities
  • 10 questions to ask...

    For medical professionals such as...

    For medical professionals such as dentists, acquiring an existing practice often makes more financial sense than launching one from scratch. [...]

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    10 questions to ask before purchasing a dental practice
  • Non-arm’s length loan interest...

    We want to take this...

    We want to take this opportunity to remind clients that they need to ensure that all interest payable on all [...]

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    Non-arm’s length loan interest deadline looming
  • KRP Launches New Website...

    Welcome to the new KRP...

    Welcome to the new KRP website. We’ve spent several months refining a new look for our online platform and we [...]

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    KRP Launches New Website
  • KRP develops AODA policy...

    We’re proud to announce that...

    We’re proud to announce that KRP has developed a compliance policy under the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). [...]

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    KRP develops AODA policy
  • Marshall Egelnick named Managing...

    We’re proud to introduce Marshall...

    We’re proud to introduce Marshall Egelnick as Kestenberg Rabinowicz Partners LLP’s new Managing Partner. Marshall, a KRP partner since 1980, [...]

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    Marshall Egelnick named Managing Partner

Helping Entrepreneurs Succeed for More Than 40 Years

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ASSURANCE & ACCOUNTING

Our team is committed to helping you understand and manage your company’s finances with confidence

TAXATION

Our team of tax specialists offers the right service and support to minimize your personal and professional tax burden

FINANCIAL ADVISORY

Our holistic approach to financial management helps set and align your personal and professional financial goals

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ESTATE PLANNING

We’ll provide strategy and solutions designed to minimize tax burden and ensure your estate’s smooth transition

CORPORATE RESTRUCTURING

Whether downsizing or positioning your firm for growth, we’re here to provide strategic financial and tax advice

RISK ADVISORY

We specialize in highlighting—then mitigating—the many risks that can compromise your business success

BUSINESS TRANSITION SERVICES

Whether planning for growth or an exit, our team is here to provide the right strategic direction

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We are tireless in the pursuit of knowledge and resources. This approach enables us to deliver the kind of value-driven service that entrepreneurs need to achieve their personal and professional financial goals. That requires a dedication to understanding your business and always staying a step ahead as it grows. We do it by recruiting and developing only the very best tax specialists and accountants, all of whom share our commitment to hard work and service excellence.

Success requires movement. If you stop, you fall behind. If you fall behind…well, just don’t ever fall behind.

Ralph Rabinowicz, Founding Partner

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KRP was founded in 1973 with a clear vision: to become a trusted business partner to our diverse array of clients. Since then, we’ve earned a strong reputation as problem solvers, driven as much by our entrepreneurial spirit as our unwavering commitment to service excellence and integrity. Those qualities have allowed us to deliver the results entrepreneur clients like you need to achieve both your personal and professional financial goals.

Nothing in life is more powerful or more productive than a close relationship built on a shared vision and common commitment.

Harvey Kestenberg, Partner 

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We stand by the same promise that’s driven our success since 1973: To treat your business as if it was our own. Our aim is to help you manage your affairs holistically and proactively to deliver the most prosperous and successful future possible.

With a client roster that boasts more than a few client relationships lasting 25 years or longer, it’s a promise we keep each day.

We are problem solvers, first and foremost. Finding innovative solutions to the most difficult challenges is what makes our firm unique.

Marshall Egelnick, Managing Partner

OUR PROVEN TRACK RECORD SPEAKS FOR ITSELF

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Providing industry-leading accounting, tax and financial advice

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With expertise and experience across a diverse range of industries

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Designed to help entrepreneurs achieve their financial goals

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To be your strategic financial partner every step of the way

 

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