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Tax Credit Webinars with TDS

February 15 from 11:45 am - 1:15 pm

Learn what’s new and know what’s changed for 2023.

Join TDS lawyers for a complimentary two-part series on the tax credits and funds available to the interactive digital media industry.

This is an exclusive event for New Media Manitoba members.
Please register to attend virtually to each session.

We will review the following topics over two separate lunch hours.

  • Small Business Venture Tax Credit in 5 Steps
  • Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP)
  • Setting up Tax Efficient Growth Structures
  • CanExport Funding Options
  • IP Assist
  • Digital Programs

Session 1 – Feb 15th

Small Business Venture Tax Credit (SBVCTC) in 5 Steps

Presented by: Danielle Grzybowski

  • Is this Tax Credit a fit for your small business?
  • Application and Approval Process
  • Soliciting Investors (Legally)
  • Transaction and Issuing Shares
  • Reporting and Issuing Tax Credit Receipts
ESOP (Employee Stock Ownership Plan)

Presented by: Leilani Kagan, K.C.

An Employee Stock Option Plan allows employees to own a piece of the company in the future and benefit from its growth. Startups use ESOPs to attract and retain employees. This webinar will discuss the employee ownership definition, the key benefits and tax incentives to an ESOP and a brief overview of the provincial program.

  • Learn about how an ESOP plays a role in ownership in your company
  • Learn about how an employee stock option plan can help attract and retain your employees
  • Learn how your company will benefit from creating an ESOP
Setting up Tax Efficient Growth Structures

Presented by: Leo Palay

  • What is Lifetime Capital Gains Exemption?
  • How can I maximize this opportunity for my business?
  • How do you qualify for Lifetime Capital Gains Exemption?

Session 2 – Feb 22nd

CanExport Funding Options

Presented by: Silvia de Sousa

  • Types of CanExport Funding

-CanExport SMEs
-CanExport Innovation
-CanExport Associations
-CanExport Community Investments – to help Canadian communities and non-profit, locally based organizations attract, retain and expand foreign direct investment.

  • How CanExport funding can help your business expand?
  • Services TDS can offer that meet CanExport requirement
Intellectual Property (IP) Assist Program

Presented by: Silvia de Sousa

  • Types of IP
  • Legal ownership issues with respect to IP
  • Methods to protect IP
  • Government Programs
The Digital Services Program

Presented by: Silvia de Sousa

  • How to qualify
  • Service streams

-`Business Technology Services
-`Cybersecurity Audits
-`Digital Legal Services

  • Types of Digital Legal Services


February 15 @ 11:45 am February 22 @ 1:15 pm





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