Marlene L. Grant Professional Corporation

Chartered Professional Accountant, Certified General Accountant

Pandemic notice

We are complying with Ottawa Public Health Officials in view of the recent Covid-19 Pandemic.  Our office is keeping safe and virus free so that we can continue working on your financials.  If you have questions about various government support programmes for businesses and individuals please visit this link.  We cannot predict how various programmes will be implemented or the application process.  Our link provides you with the same information we have as it is a developing situation.

We have closed our office for the time being to any outside visitors  to ensure social distancing and all our staff are working remotely.

We are asking clients and visitors to reschedule any appointments.  We also offer live video conferencing as an alternative to in person meetings. Please visit here to schedule or reschedule a meeting, change your meeting to a video call or request a video call meeting

If you are dropping off documents please utilize the lockbox to the left of the front door.  If you have a large number of documents please ring the doorbell and wait for a staff member to take your documents.

We thank you for your understanding and co-operation.

Marlene and staff

Schedule a meeting

Existing or new clients can now conveniently schedule a meeting with Marlene L. Grant, CPA, CGA online by clicking here

Please note my office address is:

23 Montavista Avenue,

Nepean, ON K2J 2P2

Federal government plans sweeping changes for small-medium business corporations

The Ministry of Finance of the Government of Canada has announced plans to make sweeping changes to how small business corporations are accorded tax fairness.  Their position is that most small and medium business corporations are tax dodges created to avoid paying taxes on business income and that the average Canadian does not have these tax advantages.  That is not true.

The reality is that most small to medium business corporations were granted these tax code items over the past 50 years after careful study and follow up of economic effect.  The current tax laws recognize that small to medium business owners do not have Employment Insurance, maternity/paternity leave, paid sick days, limits on hours of work, are personally liable if the business fails, and need to save money for inevitable economic slow downs in order to remain in business employing people and contributing to the Canadian economy. The existing tax law recognizes that family members have to contribute to the business, usually unpaid. What farm kid didn't spend their summer working on the famiy farm instead of hanging out at the suburban mall?

My interview on Black Ottawa Scene

I was recently interviewed for an article published on Black Ottawa Scene where I spoke about emigrating to Canada and my experience as a black woman in Canada.  I speak about my education and career and I hope that this will inspire other black women to strive for success.  Please read the interview here.

CBC Radio Interview Tax time tips

Today I appeared on CBC Radio Ottawa discussing tax tips for individuals on the segment Tax Time Tips, available here.

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