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This Week’s Edition of KBR:

February Poll

At a time when 48% of Canadians say they are $200 away from insolvency, do you think reducing tax refunds (last year’s average was $1740 or $145/month) would help?
Yes: 46 votes
No: 135 votes

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Thank You DAC Sponsors

If the weather and flu season is already getting you down, remember it’s not too late to join us in sunny Puerto Vallarta for the Distinguished Advisor Conference.  We’d like to take this special opportunity to thank our wonderful sponsors who have made it possible for the outstanding educational sessions and speakers to deliver cutting-edge insights at the event. Most importantly, the networking events are outstanding. Your next big business opportunities await you.

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What’s New with TOSI

In 2017, legislation was passed introducing new tax on split income (TOSI) rules in effect for 2018.* Understanding TOSI and the new changes is vital to protect those who receive distributions from a private corporation from audit risk. Here are the changes you need to know:

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Giving Thanks at Thanksgiving

Gratitude is a powerful force. When we take the time to focus on the abundance of good fortune we have, it can have a really positive affect on our personal outlook and the relationships around us. With Thanksgiving just around the corner, please accept our wish for the joy of gratitude as you share time with friends and family, and a sincere thank you for making Knowledge Bureau your educational home. We are grateful and we would like to share a gift with you.

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Seniors Get 1% Raise Starting in October

Old Age Security (OAS) and the Guaranteed Income Supplement (GIS) are indexed quarterly through a somewhat complicated formula designed to keep pace with the Consumer Price Index.  But we now know what the total benefit will be for 2019, and what planning needs to take place to maximize it.

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September Poll: Canadians are Ready for a Meaningful Tax Reform

With the federal election in full swing, tax changes and promises abound. Last month we asked you what you really thought about one key issue: is this the right time for a meaningful tax reform in Canada? The results are in, and overwhelmingly Canadian advisors are ready for a change as 92.37% said yes. Their comments are worth the read: astute and thoughtful.

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