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This Week’s Edition of KBR:

September Poll

Do you believe this is the right time for a meaningful tax reform in Canada?
Yes: 174 votes
No: 18 votes

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August Poll Results: Pros Want a Review of Canada’s Tax System

With global trade uncertainties and other factors, including debt, new taxes and demographic change all putting pressure on Canadians’ ability keep their heads above financial waters, tax and financial advisors who participated in our August poll are sending a strong message in this pre-election time: Canadians are finding things unaffordable.

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New Gift Planning Designation for Advisors Now Available

The Canadian Association of Gift Planners (CAGP), Knowledge Bureau and Spire Philanthropy are pleased to announce that all three online courses in the MFA-P™ - Philanthropy designation program are now available. The program has been developed over the past year by some of the most experienced leaders in charitable giving. Graduates with these specialized credentials in strategic philanthropy, will be well equipped to pursue new opportunities to build trust by better understanding their clients’ values and critical personal causes.

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Year-End Tax Filing Deadlines: Help Your Clients Minimize Tax

There are some important reasons to talk to your clients over the next 10 days, from a tax point of view. Advisors who want to enhance their value propositions will want to discuss the 16 tax compliance and planning milestones that may impact their finances now until the end of the year.

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Mark Your Calendar: Early Registration Deadlines for your CE/CPD

September marks the start of a new school year. Please be sure you mark your educational calendar for continuing professional development and staff training needs this fall. For your clients, consider the tax filing milestones described above.

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Standards of Conduct and Proficiency Requirements

If you are new to Knowledge Bureau, it may be important for you to understand the Standards of Conduct and Proficiencies we have for our esteemed designates who are professionals in their fields.

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