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This Week’s Edition of KBR:

August Poll

In your view, have recent federal tax changes contributed to economic resilience and powerful competition in Canada?
Yes: 26 votes
No: 128 votes

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Wealth Management: Winning with Capital Gains

Investing in assets that have the potential to accrue in value can come with both risks and rewards. From a tax point of view, a capital gain on those assets has two distinct advantages: there is no taxation on accrued values until disposition (actual or deemed), and only one half of the gains are added to taxable income. Here’s why it’s important to fully understand the advantages:

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New from Knowledge Bureau: Our Comprehensive 2019 Course Catalogue

It’s hot off the press and available online! Back by popular demand is Knowledge Bureau’s All Course Catalogue to provide you with everything you need to know about our education programs all in one convenient place, with all the details you need to make the right educational decision for your professional development and team training.

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Is Increasing Income Tax Rates for HNW Effective?

With Canada’s competitiveness in question, and many wondering if our complex tax system puts us at a global economic disadvantage, a new report from the Fraser Institute answers an important question. Does increasing income tax rates for high net worth taxpayers help or hinder Canada’s fiscal outlook?

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OAS Rates Increase: Pensioners Get a Raise

Old Age Security (OAS) rates are indexed quarterly according to the consumer price index, and third quarter rates for July to September bring good news for Canadian seniors who received no raise in the second quarter of 2019.

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Poll Results on KPMG Settlement: Is Canada’s Tax System Fair?

Our June poll question was one of the most popular and controversial to date with our readers. 95% felt strongly that the CRA’s settlement with KPMG demonstrates a lack of fairness and equity within Canada’s tax system.

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