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Happy Holidays from Knowledge Bureau

Posted in: Breaking News, Current Issue
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2015 Return and Schedules Now Available in EverGreen

By: Walter Harder Posted in: Breaking News, Tax Planning, Current Issue
Although the new T1 Return and Schedules will not be available from the CRA website until January 7, the forms went to print on December 16 and are available in EverGreen Explanatory Notes right now.

Season’s Greetings CRA: Estimated 33,000 letters will be mailed out

By: Alan Rowell Posted in: Breaking News, Bookkeeping and Accounting, Tax Planning, Current Issue, Personal Tax, CRA
'Tis the season and Canada Revenue Agency will once again send out an estimated 33,000 letters to Canadian taxpayers asking them to “reconsider” their prior year’s personal tax return. 

CRA Moving to Email Communications in 2015

By: Walter Harder Posted in: Breaking News, Current Issue, CRA, T1 preparation
The new T1 return includes a space to send the taxpayer’s email address to CRA.

Expensive But Worth It

By : Greer Jacks Posted in: Breaking News, Tax Planning, Current Issue
Recently, the Tax Court of Canada (TCC) levied interest and gross negligence penalties against five taxpayers who were shareholders and operators of a family restaurant.

Should OAS be deferred?

By: Walter Harder Posted in: Breaking News, Current Issue, OAS, CPP income
This is a continuation from last week's article, "Are You Planning Retirement for your Clients?"