what is the differnce between canadian gaap and us gaap and where can i obtain a free pfd download or do i need to purchase a hard copy and if so where in the toronto area...many thanks from the old guy.

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I doubt you will find such a document for free to download.  This is the kind of thing that professional accountants go to university to learn over a four year period; paying thousands of dollars in tuition and hundreds/thousands of dollars for Textbooks.  Anyone publishing such a document as you desire should be charging big bucks.  Also there is the possibility that a layman could read and misunderstand something (or not be educated in the finer details, thereby missing something that would be obvious to an accountant), make decisions and actually cause more problems than solved.  Would you read a pharmacology book and feel confident enough to self-medicate?

Plus, GAAP changes almost monthly as new pronouncements are made to deal with reporting issues on both sides of the border.  Of course Canada doesn't really follow GAAP anymore; we report under IFRS, or ASPE, or ASNPO or PSAS, but that is a whole other discussion.

Evans Books Store near Bloor and Yonge used to sell accounting and professional texts, but I haven't been there myself for at least 10+ Years; so I am not sure if they are there anymore.  I think they are/were on Irwin Avenue.  I have no idea if they have what you are looking for though.

I am not sure your question is appropriate for a "Tax-Software" forum.
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