Abacus Briefs



The podcast that faces off two real life CPAs against Canada’s current events. Gus and Igor chat about taxes, accounting, finance, and general business news from the lens of licensed CPAs in a forum setting where they: respond to viewer questions, provide opinions and advice, and speak about matters relevant to today’s entreprenuers and small businesses.


  • COVID-19: impact on small business, measures, and tax consequences

    07/09/2020 Duración: 58min

    Today we chat about various effects and consequences of COVID-19. We discuss: (i) various examples of what we've seen happen with our clients and how they've responded to the economic changes, (ii) the measures that the government released (and their consequences), and (iii) a number of strategies businesses have employed to react to and to protect themselves from the downturn. We, of course, dig deeper into the tax law being created today and our first evidence of its effect on the business community.

  • The federal budget, GST/HST pitfalls, and real estate considerations

    02/08/2019 Duración: 01h15min

    Today we chat about: (1) common pitfalls when trying to comply with the GST/HST rules; (2) the recently-proposed federal budget and important takeaways including accelerated depreciation, zero emission vehicles, training credits, the home buyers plan, etc.; (3) how to think about real estate transactions in in the context of the GST/HST rules along with common issues encountered by various types of buyers and sellers; and (4) a question and answer period with our friends at Reddit.

  • Fraud, stocks for gig drivers, selecting advisors, and retail closures

    03/03/2019 Duración: 01h14min

    We (i) start off with some preamble about our thoughts on podcasting, (ii) go into a few reminders for listeners during the tax season, (iii) move on to discuss strategies in preventing fraud considering that it's fraud prevention month, (iv) talk about recent announcements that Uber and Lyft may be offering stock to their drivers, (v) debate criteria for selecting financial advisors, (vi) comment on recent retail store announcements about the closing of 465 stores, and (vii) answer some questions from the reddit community.

  • Inaugural podcast for Abacus Briefs

    17/02/2019 Duración: 39min

    Our inaugural podcast where we chat about the wealth tax in Canada, Amazon's taxes payable, seasonal RRSP recommendations, and take questions from Canadians.