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Global Wealth Rising at the Fastest Rate Ever Recorded

Posted in: Breaking News, Investment & Retirement, Current Issue, global wealth report
The Research Department at Credit Suisse has released its Global Wealth Report 2014, which measures trends in wealth across the world. Its key findings are that although economic recovery overall remains challenging, total global wealth has grown to a new record between mid-2013 and mid-2014, increasing to more than twice the USD level recorded in the year 2000.

Steps to Global Recovery from the “New Mediocre”

Posted in: Breaking News, Investment & Retirement, Succession & Estate Planning, Tax Planning, Current Issue, global economy
Speaking this week at the Toronto Global Forum, Minister of State (Finance) Kevin Sorenson has called for renewed efforts in strengthening the global economic recovery from what the International Monetary Fund (IMF) Managing Director Christine Lagarde calls “the new mediocre.”  

Manitoba Financial Literacy Forum Celebrates Financial Literacy Month with New Website and Calendar

Posted in: Breaking News, Investment & Retirement, Succession & Estate Planning, Tax Planning, Current Issue, Financial Literacy
Winnipeg, MB; October 27, 2014 — November is Financial Literacy Month in Canada, and the Manitoba Financial Literacy Forum is helping Manitobans sharpen their money management skills with the launch of its new website and 2015 calendar, offering helpful tools and lessons to empower people across the province to make responsible financial decisions at every stage of their lives.

CRA: You’ve Got Mail!

Posted in: Breaking News, Tax Planning, Current Issue, CRA, represent a client portal
On October 20, 2014 CRA launched the long anticipated electronic mail system for professional tax specialists registered under the Represent a Client portal.

Goodbye Government Cheques

Posted in: Breaking News, Tax Planning, Current Issue, CRA direct deposit
In a move towards eliminating paper cheques, businesses in Canada are now being asked to complete two functions through the Represent a Client portal. Businesses will now have the option of both pre-authorized debit and direct deposit for their dealings with CRA.

Evelyn Jacks: Scary – Financial Literacy at CRA

Posted in: Strategic Thinking, Tax Planning, Current Issue, CRA complaints
It’s Halloween week and Financial Literacy Month is just around the corner, right after the ghosts and goblins visit. Just in time too, because it turns out it’s not just your imagination: communications from CRA are somewhat ghoulish.