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2016 Ride for Life

We’d like to thank the Ladysmith Business Builders for their generous donation to support Phil in his participation in the 2016 Ride for Life. For those that are not aware, the 2016 Ride for Life is an inaugural cycling event in support of the Nanaimo & District Hospital Foundation with a course winding through Nanaimo, starting and finish at the Nanaimo Airport. A big thanks to everyone who has supported this great cause. For more information or to pledge your […]


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Powered by Green Electricity

We are proud to announce our investment for change with Bullfrog Power. This allows us to further our environmental commitment by choosing green electricity. With Bullfrog Power, we are reducing or eliminating our emissions footprint and supporting the growth of renewable energy in Canada. In 2016, Birrer Sangret LLP will produce 18 MWh of clean, renewable energy sourced from wind, solar, biomass or low-impact hydro projects resulting in 3.2 tonnes of CO2e emissions reductions per year. Clients, both current and […]


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Email Scam Alert – CRA

We would like to share an email received by a taxpayer that shows exactly what a fraudulent email that claims to be from the Canada Revenue Agency looks like. Taxpayers should be extremely vigilant when they receive emails, phone calls, text message or mail that claims to be from the Canada Revenue Agency. Email and phone scams are prevalent at the moment, with email being used to offer fictitious refunds and phone calls being used to demand payment for fictitious […]


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Eco Upgrades in Cobble Hill

The eco upgrades are complete on the Cobble Hill office where the halogen track lighting was replaced with LED fixtures. A programmable thermostat was also installed. This has resulted in a 38% decrease in energy consumption, with an average daily consumption down to 18 kWh/day. The $420 cost of the upgrades represents 3,900 kWh at BC Hydro’s base rate, whereas we are projecting savings of at least 4,000 kWh in the first year. This gives the project a payback period […]


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Vancouver Island University Alumni Event

On Friday March 11, 2016 our Cobble Hill and Nanaimo office will be closed in order to represent Birrer Sangret LLP at the inaugural Vancouver Island University Alumni Showcase. Stop by between 11:00am and 4:00pm at the Nanaimo VIU campus to show your support. Our apologies for the inconvenience, we will be open normal hours the following day.


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KEEPING CONTACT INFO CURRENT: Denied Objection Extension Request

In an August 26, 2015 Tax Court of Canada case, the taxpayer wished to object to a CRA Notice of Assessment (NOA) but missed the deadline for filing the Notice of Objection. The NOA was received by the taxpayer’s wife, however, the taxpayer and his wife were going through divorce proceedings at the time of receipt and the mail was not forwarded to the taxpayer. Presumably, as the taxpayer did not see the NOA in time, he was unable to […]


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Birrer Sangret Open House, “We’re Open for Business!”

Last week saw the opening of our new firm, both our downtown Nanaimo location as well as our Cobble Hill location. Partners Phil and Kyle were on hand to share the many warm wishes from many friends and colleagues as well as to share in some delicious cupcakes from Misfit Cupcakes, amazing coffee from the Buzz and an assortment of other more “adult friendly” thirst quenchers. Overall, close to a hundred people came by to share the exciting news of […]


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