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Knowledge Bureau Comments on Proposed Changes to the VDP

By: Evelyn Jacks Posted in: Strategic Thinking, Current Issue
CRA is proposing changes to its Voluntary Disclosure Program (VDP). In response, Knowledge Bureau submitted the following comments for government review in advance of the August 8, 2017, consultation deadline: 

Renting Part of your Home? Watch Your Tax Bill

VIA: Knowledge Bureau Posted in: Strategic Thinking, Current Issue
Renting out the basement, or even just a room, in one’s home has long been a great way to tap into an additional stream of income to improve cash flow, enhance savings or reduce debt.

Foreign Asset Reporting

VIA: Knowledge Bureau Posted in: Strategic Thinking, Current Issue
If your clients own assets abroad, they must submit Form T1135 Foreign Income Verification Statement to CRA to disclose whether they had “specified foreign assets” held during the year, if the total cost at any time exceeded $100,000 Canadian. 

Manitoba is One Step Closer to a Pooled Retirement Pension Plan (PRPP)

By: Walter Harder Posted in: Strategic Thinking, Current Issue
New provincial rules were finalized earlier this month governing the use of Pooled Retirement Pension Plans in Manitoba. 

Life Purpose

By : Posted in: Strategic Thinking, Current Issue
  “The way we communicate with others ultimately determines the quality of our lives.” – Anthony Robbins

Time to Update Your Educational Calendar

Posted in: Strategic Thinking, Current Issue
With all the “back-to-school” ads playing now, perhaps you’re also thinking about putting your professional education plan in place to map out how you will achieve your CE/CPD credits this fall.