OAS Estimates for Fourth Quarter

The Old Age Security monthly benefit is expected to increase to $590.74 in the fourth quarter based on CPI data, for a total 2017 benefit of $6,994.62.

Life Purpose — the Importance of Self-Awareness

“I think self-awareness is probably the most important thing toward being a champion.” —Billie Jean King

Financial Advisors’ Advice and Strategies Altered by A.I. Revolution

From cell phones to airplanes, building and coins, ore is indispensable in modern life; but, like many other outputs, the work people do to bring it to market is being impacted by the A.I. Revolution. Similar disruptive changes affect the advice tax and financial advisors give their clients.

Weekly Thought Provoker: Threats or Adaptation Opportunities?

Join our online discussion: When changes in the industry force professionals to adapt, should we call them threats, or are they opportunities?

Time to Learn Tax Preparation? Canadian Income Tax is 100 Years Old This Month

The 100th anniversary of personal income tax is coming up on September 20! On that day in 1917, The Income War Tax Act received Royal Assent, heralding in the first personal income taxes in Canada. Perhaps it’s high time you tackled the challenge and mastered the tax return and all it’s nuances? It’s an investment that could really pay off for you.

People in the News

Karen Stokowski, a tax professional in Holden, Alta., has this to say about the Distinguished Advisor Conference

Nine in 10 Business and Financial Pros Oppose Morneau’s Tax Proposals

Accountants, bookkeepers, financial advisors and business leaders are joining the chorus of dissent against Ottawa’s proposed tax changes affecting private corporations, warning of dire consequences to the Canadian economy if implemented, a Knowledge Bureau survey finds.
 
 
 
Knowledge Bureau Poll Question

Does the government do enough (e.g., Lifelong Learning Plan, Registered Education Savings Plan) to support post-secondary education in Canada?

  • Yes
    37 votes
    31.36%
  • No
    81 votes
    68.64%