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Exceptional magazine, July–December 2013
The concept of entrepreneurship is usually associated with launching and building a business, but as you will see from this edition of Exceptional, some of the most entrepreneurial business leaders have never started a company.

Global Tax Policy and Controversy Quarterly Briefing, July 2013
This global publication studies themes and issues related to the continually changing tax policy and tax enforcement landscape. Without question, a key event since our last edition was the OECD’s report addressing base erosion and profit shifting (BEPS). In addition to the BEPS project, our publication also provides updates from the European Commission and a range of other jurisdictions experiencing tax developments.

Tax transparency: seizing the initiative
The public is calling for a clearer picture of organizations’ tax policies and the amount of tax they pay. The recent debate around “fair tax” has raised expectations of the level of tax information multinationals provide. However, many organizations we have spoken to are concerned that increased transparency will not deliver greater understanding but will instead create a potentially significant administrative burden and result in divulgence of commercially sensitive information.

2013 global oil and gas tax guide
EY’s annual guide provides information about oil and gas tax regimes in 74 countries. The guide can help businesses implement local tax legislation, which varies greatly from general corporate tax regimes. It reports that development of unconventional oil and gas — shale oil and gas, in particular — is economically possible under current oil prices and many countries are working on altering their fiscal framework to provide incentives for such projects.


Business immigration alerts and updates
For the latest information on Canadian and US business immigration issues from Egan LLP, a business immigration law firm allied with Ernst & Young LLP in Canada, visit

Focus on private business
Because we believe in the power of private mid-market companies, we invest in people, knowledge and services to help you address the unique challenges and opportunities you face in the private mid-market space.

Online tax calculators and rates
Frequently referred to by financial planning columnists, this popular feature on lets you compare the combined federal and provincial 2012 and 2013 personal tax bills in each province and territory. The site also includes an RRSP savings calculator and personal tax rates and credits for all income levels. Our corporate tax-planning tools include federal and provincial tax rates for small-business rate income, manufacturing and processing rate income, general rate income and investment income.

Tax counsel and litigation
For news and thought leadership from Couzin Taylor LLP, a tax law boutique allied with Ernst & Young LLP in Canada, visit

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EY's Complete Guide to GST/HST, 2013 (21st) Edition EY's Complete Guide to GST/HST, 2013 (21st) Edition
Editors: Jean-Hugues Chabot, Dalton Albrecht, Sania Ilahi, David Douglas Robertson

Canada’s leading guide on GST includes HST commentary and legislation, as well as a GST–QST comparison. Written by EY indirect tax professionals, the guide is consolidated to 15 July 2013. Available September 2013.