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Opinion Poll

Registered Pension Plan contributions are added to income in full on final returns of singles or widows/widowers. Would it be fairer to average this lump sum over the 24 month period prior to death?
Yes: 169 votes
76.13%
No: 53 votes
23.87%
 

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Worth Reading: Another Extended Period of Dismal Returns?

American Mike “Mish” Shedlock is a registered investment advisor representative for Sitka Pacific Capital Management, who wrote the following analysis of the markets on November 28, 2012. Do you agree or disagree with his sentiments? 

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Report Barter Transactions

Many taxpayers are shocked to learn that the bushel of apples, gaggle of geese, or services of great variety, paid to settle a debt instead of cash, all have a commercial value that may have tax implications.

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Taxing Legal Services is Legal

Taxing legal services does not interfere with the Charter of Rights and Freedoms.

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Gifts to Foreign Charities Allowed in 2013

The eligibility of gifts to foreign charities have expanded in 2013.

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Protecting Clients from Fraudsters

Fraud in the marketplace in an unfortunate reality. Protect your clients' real weath by being diligent in mitigating negative factors.

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