The AC Group is a dynamic organization of independent CPA firms located throughout Atlantic Canada. It was formed by the firms for a common purpose - to assist them in fulfilling the needs of their clients by offering highest quality professional assurance, tax and advisory services.

AC Group member firms are well-established local firms, which are focused on value-added services to privately held businesses, not-for-profit organizations, and public sector government boards, agencies and commission.

Petition: Finance Canada Consultation

01/09/2017 - On July 18, 2017 the Canadian Department of Finance launched a consultation regarding major changes proposed to the taxation of private corporations. These changes focus on the concepts of income sprinkling, use of the lifetime capital gains exemption, earning investment income in a corporation, and removing value from...

Thinking of hiring a co-op student? Now is the time!

08/08/17 - Have you ever been interested in hiring a co-op student? Have you before and want to again? The Nova Scotia government has released its co-op student finding for 2018. You can find more information on their website here. Deadlines start in September.

Federal Government puts hold on final stage of CASL

08/06/17 - The federal government has put on hold the implementation of part of Canada’s anti-spam law in response to feedback from the business community. The law, which came into effect in 2014, puts restrictions on e-mails and other electronic communications for promotional purposes. That means that marketers wanting to...

Upcoming CPA Atlantic Info Sessions

02/06/17 - CPA Atlantic School of Business is excited to announce upcoming information sessions this spring in Nova Scotia.

These sessions are ideal for:
- Current accounting students;
- Professionals in any industry or sector;
- Individuals who have yet to start their accounting studies (or are returning from...

What you Need to Know: Massive Hack of British NHS

15/05/17 - As you may have heard this weekend the British National Health Service suffered a massive security breach when a hacker installed ransomware within their system, locking many of its employees out of their computers, and preventing any from accessing patient medical files. This massive hack has also hit...

Did You Know?!

12/04/17 - Did you know that there’s an upcoming May start to Core 1 of the CPA PEP, that will see those CPA candidates eligible to write the September 2018 CFE?! If you’ve been interested in making a move towards the CPA designation, now is the time!

The Canadian...

8 Strategies to Grow Your Business

Once you’ve decided you want your business to grow, the next question is: How?

Many possible growth strategies are available to you - everything from pursuing new markets to creating new products and making an acquisition. Read BDC's take on 8 strategies to grow your business.


Automobile Expense Log

Download and use this Excel Spreadsheet to keep track of your vehicle operating expenses for the year, and the number of business kilometers used each month.

Maintaining a vehicle log is an important step in being able to successfully support your deduction for vehicle expenses for...

What to Expect when CRA Calls You

It's that time of year again, and many Canadians will recieve legimate calls from the CRA. Read the CRA's Guide on what to expect during these phone calls, and how to avoid possible scams.

7 steps to create a website that works for your business

With a little preparation and effort you can have a site that works like a tireless salesperson for your company 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. BDC offers this seven step checklist to create a successful site for your business here.