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February 29, 2012      


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Breaking News
► The Look of Household Debt in Canada
► Tax News: CRA introduces new website for business access
► Evelyn Jacks: Making claims for minor children on your return
► RRSP Deadline Today
 
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Poll Question: Do you expect to make an RRSP contribution this year?
DISTINGUISHED PRACTICES: Tips for Real Wealth Managers™: New rules concerning RDSP withdrawals, Part 3
Did You Know? You can avoid penalties
Tax Tip: The Tax Implications of Canada's Business Formats
 
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Mark Your Calendar: Knowledge Bureau Events
Featured Course: Tax Strategies for Financial Advisors
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Featured Book: Master Your Investment in the Family Business
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Featured Event: DAC 2012 - Navigation: Charting a New Financial Course
In the News: Knowledge Bureau authors grab headlines
 
Breaking News
The Look of Household Debt in Canada

The Bank of Canada calls it "home-equity extraction, denoting the ability of homeowners to borrow against the steadily increasing value of their homes. These secured personal lines of credit (PLC) secured by the borrowers' homes have become a significant factor in the run-up of household debt since the late 1990s.

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Tax News: CRA introduces new website for business access

The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) is making it easier for businesses to do business with the tax man. It has launched a one-stop shop for managing your tax information at
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Evelyn Jacks: Making claims for minor children on your return

Raising children is a costly business and Canada Revenue Agency acknowledges this with deductions and tax credits available when you file your annual income tax return. Here are claims for your minor children that you and your tax preparer should be considering for 2011:

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RRSP Deadline Today

Today is February 29 
 The last day to make an RRSP contribution!
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Your News
Knowledge Bureau Poll
 

Current question

Do you expect to make an RRSP contribution this year?

      


Current poll results: Yes: 43%  No: 57%   Read what other readers have to say

 DISTINGUISHED PRACTICES: Tips for Real Wealth Managers™:  New rules concerning RDSP withdrawals, Part 3

The Canada Revenue Agency recently released new rules concerning Registered Disability Savings Plan (RDSP) and the taxation of withdrawals from the plan. In the third of a five-part series, Knowledge Bureau Report looks at lifetime disability assistance payments (LDAPs), a special subset of disability assistance payments (DAPs).

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 Did You Know? You can avoid penalties
 
 

It is perfectly legal to arrange your affairs to pay the least taxes possible but within the law. Willfully understating or omitting income, or overstating deductions or credits, is a crime, punishable by heavy fines and, in some cases, jail.

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Tax Tip: The Tax Implications of Canada's Business Formats
 

Canada's multi-faceted legal and economic structure allows Canadians to conduct business through three vehicles sole proprietorship, incorporation or partnership. Each has its income tax implications, so when you are considering the appropriate business vehicle, be sure to balance the advantages and disadvantages of each.

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Featured Course: Tax Strategies for Financial Advisors
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Tax is a trigger for affluent families. They seek credible, trusted, and expert solutions to their investment strategies and expect to work with professionals who can increase returns with tax efficiency.

             Enrol now and SAVE $200 until March 27, 2012

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Featured Book: Master Your Investment in the Family Business
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Are you the owner or a member of a family business?
Be in control of the future!
Authors Larry Frostiak and Jenifer Bartman will help you provided for your heirs and your own retirement while minimizing the tax impact.
SAVE $10 if you buy before March 6, 2012!
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Featured Event: DAC 2012 - Navigation: Charting a New Financial Course

Charting a New Course
 
Learn the impacts of tax and economic change at DAC
 
Early Bird Enrolment: ends June 30
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In the News: Knowledge Bureau authors grab headlines

It's tax time and Canadians are turning their attention to filing their 2011 tax returns. That has put Knowledge Bureau President Evelyn Jacks tax expert and author of Essential Tax Facts 2012 in the news.

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