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This Week’s Edition of KBR:

May Poll

Are you in favor of the OAS raise of 10% in 2022 for those age 75 or older?
Yes: 126 votes
No: 47 votes

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CRA Service Standards in a Word: Overwhelmed

An astounding 98% of Knowledge Bureau poll respondents have given CRA’s service standards a thumbs down this year. It’s not too late for you to weigh in, too and share your thoughts on the question: “In your view, has CRA’s service level to professional tax advisors improved this year?”

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Learn More About Retirement Income Layering & Portfolio Risk Management

As your clients enter the 2nd half of their retirement years, there are many significant issues that begin to emerge such as illness, cost of care and loss of capacity for key decision makers. Without careful planning, years of effective decision making can be easily undone through increased costs of care and potentially increased costs of taxation.

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Join the Society of RWM to Connect, Contribute and Collaborate

There are three secrets to building a brand:  knowing your story, building a network, and sharing that story with your network.  On May 26th, we are giving you an exclusive opportunity to do so with a national networking opportunity. But there is one catch:  you will need to be prepared to have fun and build your professional connections.   

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KB Grads in the News:  Doug Buss, RWM™

Doug Buss, RWM™ shares why he loved the RWM™ Designation program:  "It was a wonderful revitalization of the value that we are bringing to our clients." Get to know more about Doug, a Winnipeg native and outstanding sax player, too!

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2021 Federal Budget Report

The April 19, 2021 Federal Budget is noteworthy for its length –731 pages in all –and its capacity to introduce billions of dollars of spending,while at the same time increasing tax complexity for individual filers. It also significantly enhances CRA’s digital footprint with new broad-based electronic filing measures. In introducing the measures, the government will focus on several key economicand social prioritiesincluding the national rollout of a $10-a-day childcareprogram and a $15 per hour minimum wage in the federally regulated private sector.

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