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This Week’s Edition of KBR:

June Poll

The CRA recently signed a secret settlement with wealthy KPMG clients involved in an offshore tax scheme.  Do you agree with this?
Yes: 20 votes
4.89%
No: 389 votes
95.11%
 

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RSVP Now: Knowledge Bureau Grad Ceremony at DAC 2019

A special gala event will honour Knowledge Bureau’s 2018/2019 designates at the Distinguished Advisor Conference November 10-13 in beautiful Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. Sponsored by Cadesky Tax, this gala event will honour those who complete their designation programs by August 15. Conference registration fees conference will be waived for this year’s designates. Those who finish their diploma programs (marking the halfway point in the designation pathway) tuition fees for the conference will be 50% off. 

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Avoid Student Debt: Use Your EAPs

Just over 2 Million Canadians are enrolled in post-secondary schools in Canada and about half of them incur debt to get through school. This, according to a recent survey by Maclean’s magazine, which also noted that nearly 2/3 of students don’t have an RESP. That means they have no Education Assistance Payments (EAPs) to fund education costs. Here’s how they work.

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Students in the News – Kelly Malloy – Undergraduate

If you are a student at Knowledge Bureau, Kelly Malloy is a name that may sound familiar. She’s with you (literally!) as an undergraduate in the MFA™- Executive Business Growth Specialist designation program. Kelly, who is also the newest member of Knowledge Bureau’s team of Relationship Managers, helps students make decisions about courses and programs to accomplish their career goals; all while she’s enhancing her own training and knowledge.

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June Poll

The CRA recently signed a secret settlement with wealthy KPMG clients involved in an offshore tax scheme.  Do you agree with this?

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CRA Updates the Tax Treatment of Cryptocurrency

On May 17, the finance department presented draft legislation to amend the Excise Tax Act to begin to treat cryptocurrencies in a manner similar to legal tender. The changes are deemed to have taken place on May 18, 2019 and introduce a new term: the virtual payment instrument.

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