Mark Your Educational Calendar Now

The height of tax season is drawing close. Make a great decision and commit to your off-season education plan now. Train your staff for next year too. Making sure you mark early registration deadlines will save you money. Ask for group discounts when 2 or more enrol  Here are the key deadline dates:

Avoiding Conflicts of Interest: Advisor Education is the Vital Link

Recently, an article in the Globe and Mail regarding The Australian Royal Commission into misconduct in the banking, superannuation and financial services industry caught my interest. It provided perspective on the Royal Commission’s findings and recommendations, as well as comments from Ian Russell, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Investment Industry Association of Canada (IIAC). On closer look at the final report, there was something new to consider in combatting misconduct.

Paper Filing: A Right or a Problem of the Past?

If your clients are looking for paper copies of this year’s tax forms at the post office, they may be out of luck. Despite many locations posting advanced notice that they would be providing a limited number of paper forms this year, it is particularly concerning that some locations ran out early in the tax season. Some argue that the most vulnerable Canadians may be the most affected by these shortages.

Graduate in the News – Zay Aquino, DFA – Tax Services Specialist™

If you’ve ever been to the Knowledge Bureau headquarters, you’ve probably met Zay Aquino. Zay is not only an honours graduate of Knowledge Bureau’s DFA – Tax Services Specialist™ designation, but also our very own Accounting Manager. Zay’s educational journey is an interesting story.

NEW! IIAC and Knowledge Bureau introduce the Vantage Breakfast Series: Toronto, May 9

The Investment Industry Association of Canada (IIAC) and Knowledge Bureau are proud to introduce the Vantage Breakfast Series for thought leadership in wealth management. The first event is taking place on May 9 at the National Club in Toronto with an outstanding line up of speakers who will address the theme Wealth Management Issues in a Global Environment. Your invitation appears below. Please RSVP by Friday, May 7.

2019 Federal Budget: Take a Deeper Dive at the Spring CE Summits

With the federal budget release last week, it’s time to consider what these changes mean to you and your clients. CE Summits is offering a deep dive for professionals in four cities, featuring some of Canada’s leading tax and financial experts. The registration deadline is May 15.

DAC 2019 Media Partners: Investment Executive & Advisor’s Edge

Knowledge Bureau is pleased to announce that Investment Executive and Advisor’s Edge will be the media partners for the 2019 Distinguished Advisor Conference (DAC) November 10-13 in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.
 
 
Knowledge Bureau Poll Question

Despite an anticipated rebate for small businesses, do you think it’s fair that EI contribution amounts will go up (for taxpayers and businesses) to fund the proposed Canada Training Benefit?

  • Yes
    50 votes
    17.67%
  • No
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    82.33%