Underused Housing Tax (UHT) Update

With less than 5 weeks until the first UHT deadline, we wanted to give you an update on some recent developments.  Penalty Waiver The CRA announced on March 27th that the penalties and interest under the Underused Housing Tax Act would be waived for late-filed UHT return that are filed by October 31, 2023.  Though … Continue reading “Underused Housing Tax (UHT) Update”

Compliance Review – CSRS 4200 Compilation Engagements

Many of the provincial CPA bodies have issued CSRS 4200 Compilation Engagement Alerts, such as the one issued in BC, putting practitioners on notice that inspection findings are highlighting deficiencies in the application of the requirements under CSRS 4200, Compilation Engagements.    These deficiencies were summarized as follows: Failure to transition to CSRS 4200, Compilation … Continue reading “Compliance Review – CSRS 4200 Compilation Engagements”

Compliance Review – Adoption of CSRS 4200 Compilation Engagements

The implementation of CSRS 4200 is the most significant change accounting firms have faced in over 30 years. Now is the time to receive feedback on your firm’s compliance with the new compilation engagement standards before templates and files are finalized. Clearline Consulting can help. We have completed our first round of cyclical monitoring for … Continue reading “Compliance Review – Adoption of CSRS 4200 Compilation Engagements”

CSRS 4200 Compilation Engagements: Logo or no Logo?

As we continue to work through implementation of CSRS 4200 Compilation Engagements (CSRS 4200), we are sharing our frequently asked questions (FAQs). In our fifth post, we will address the inclusion of the firm’s logo on each individual statement. If you missed our first four posts addressing terminology being used including financial information, unaudited, and … Continue reading “CSRS 4200 Compilation Engagements: Logo or no Logo?”

CSRS 4200 Compilation Engagements – Guidance and Resources

With the advent of the new compilation engagement standard, CSRS 4200, both the Auditing and Assurance Standards Board (AASB) and CPA Canada have released various guidance to assist practitioners, clients and third party users understand the changes that this new standard represents. The AASB has released its Basis for Conclusions document which summarizes the process that the … Continue reading “CSRS 4200 Compilation Engagements – Guidance and Resources”

New Compilation Standard (CSRS 4200) Published

The new compilation engagement standard, Canadian Standard on Related Services (CSRS) 4200, was published in the CPA Canada Handbook on February 3, 2020. This new standard represents the most significant change to compilation engagement standards since they first came into effect in 1988.  Accounting practices and the use of compiled financial information, particularly by third … Continue reading “New Compilation Standard (CSRS 4200) Published”