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This Week’s Edition of KBR:

July Poll

Do you agree with the extension of the CERB payment? Tell us why or why not.
Yes: 45 votes
45.92%
No: 53 votes
54.08%
 

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CERB Extension: A Time to Invest in Yourself for An Uncertain Future

A federal fiscal update has finally been scheduled for July 8, although the government is planning only a “snapshot” of the current state of affairs, and no fiscal projections, leaving lots of questions. What will be the future repercussions of this year’s emergency relief benefits?  Will taxes increase in 2021? What planning should take place today?  How can the CERB be used to help?

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A New Economy Demands a New Tax Services Model

The role of the tax specialist is an essential service as families must file tax returns to qualify for important social benefits amidst a devastating and stressful global event: the COVID Pandemic.  Worse, stressed families face onerous self-assessment procedures for government programs like CERB and the various business loans and wage subsidies. To get the best after-tax results for these families, highly trained tax services specialists must understand investment, retirement, business and estate planning strategies. Only a Knowledge Bureau Education provides all of these elements in its online designation programs.

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New Course! Personal Pension Planning

Knowledge Bureau is pleased to announce the publication of a new certificate course, Personal Pension Planning For Corporate Owner-Managers, by JP Laporte, CEO, INTEGRIS Pension Management Corp and Mark Taucar, CFA, Porfolio Manager, Accilent Capital Management Inc.  It’s a must for any advisor who is working with owner-managers or professionals in this challenging pandemic environment.

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Warning Tax Credit Recipients: File Your 2019 Return or Repay

In the fray of the pandemic, tax filing deadlines have come and gone, with the most recent being the June 1 personal tax filing deadline.  Governments have been committed to keeping tax benefits flowing based on the 2018 return and will even waive late filing penalties and interest for failure to file.  But a big reckoning is coming at midnight on September 1.

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The CRA “Gotcha” Crackdown:  CERB and CEWS Fraudsters Beware

The CERB auditing has begun. Unfortunately, with a bit of “gotcha” scenario. The CRA is starting to crack down on those who are “misusing” the federal Canadian Emergency Response Benefits by introducing a tip line to report fraudsters.  It’s too bad that the CRA has not given the repayment option portals the same fanfare. Tax and financial advisors can help, though.

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