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Bold Thinking: DAC Brings Keen Thought and Big Fun to Virtual Conferencing

The agenda is amazing and so is the innovative virtual fun factor at DAC Acuity 2020! You are in store for the outstanding educational experience DAC delegates have come to rely on, including the pre-approved CE Credits. But this will be the most memorable virtual conference you will have attended this year. Early registration ends September 15.  Here’s the cast and the program guide to this incredibly innovative event:

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Virtual CE Summit on Pandemic Financial Fallout: September 30

The financial fallout of the Pandemic will manifest itself in several ways this fall: tax auditing for individuals receiving the CERB and EI payments, estimated Canada Child Benefits, OAS and other government benefits, tax audits for businesses receiving wage subsidies and GST/HST tax filing relief as well as personal and business bankruptcy. As important, financial distress relating to family health care is at the forefront of planning. Learn more at the next Virtual CE Summit on September 30!

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Knowledge Bureau and Advocis Partner to Offer MFA-P™ Designation to Members

September 3, 2020. Knowledge Bureau, a pre-eminent national financial education institute and Advocis, The Financial Advisors Association of Canada, are pleased to announce their collaboration in offering specialized financial education to Advocis Members. The first program to be offered, effective September 3, 2020 is the MFA-P™ Designation.

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Special Report: The End of the CERB

Canada is transitioning away from the Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) and towards two new pillars of support to ease the economic disruption caused by the pandemic. Pillar 1 includes three pared-down “recovery” benefits and Pillar 2 focuses on a new “Simplified” Employment Insurance regime. The CERB has been extended by another four weeks but will end on September 26. 

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CERB to EI: The Stakes are High

The final CERB payment period will end on August 29, leaving millions of people at risk of receiving nothing more and wondering what will happen next.  Now that Parliament has been prorogued to September 23,  a very uncertain fall lies ahead of many of them.  However, government sources confirm that more information is forth coming before the end of this month on on how the CERB program will transition to EI.  Tax, bookkeeping and financial advisors can identify clients at financial risk to have more proactive discussions about their options, especially as tax bills come due on September 30 for the 2019 tax year. But how do you do so?

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