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October Poll

Do you believe a potential anti-flipping capital gains tax on principal residences is a good idea?
Yes: 117 votes
52.94%
No: 104 votes
47.06%
 

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Thought Leadership on Canada’s Tax Competitiveness

While it may be politically popular to consider raising corporate tax rates, it is the opposite that may be needed to get back to economic health in Canada. At least according to the authors of a new report on tax competitiveness, Philip Bazel and Dr. Jack Mintz who will share wisdoms on October 18 at DAC Acuity 2021. The report, entitled “2020 Tax Competitiveness Report: Canada's Investment Challenge” share some startling facts about Canada’s current economic malaise and offers solutions:

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Real Life: Changes Required to Update the Disability Amount

It’s a lucrative non-refundable tax credit many people miss out on, particularly those who are younger. The Disability Tax Credit has a real dollar value of about $1300 on the federal return for 2021.  The provision, however, may not be claimable, if long term care home costs over $10,000 are claimed as medical expenses.  Advocates for those who have suffered catastrophic disabilities believe neither of these tax provisions adequately reflect the economic hardship the individual and families endures in these cases. A true story from Knowledge Bureau Faculty Member Kareen Rekowski follows:

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Managing the Bull: What Investors Need to Know

Do you have clients who want to develop a Winner’s Mindset about money to achieve financial independence on his or her own terms?  Treat them to a new Canadian bestseller, the second edition just published by Knowledge Bureau. Managing the Bull provides the secret sauce for financial decision-making in today’s uncertain times for a simple reason.  It is written by a trusted advisor with over 35 years real experience advising real people and educating thousands more:  Mr. David Christianson, BA, CFP, R.F.P., TEP, CIM

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Exclusive: A Comprehensive Approach to Wealth Management

Many ultra-high net worth families have implemented a ‘family office” to focus on a collaborative and holistic approach to their wealth management.  Famous examples include the DuPont, J.P. Morgan and Rockefeller Families. Now, this concept is democratized in the new  Real Wealth Management™ Designation Program. Available this month, the new program brings required technical expertise, new conversation guides and a consistent practice management framework to formulate a strategic plan like minded professionals can work cohesively with as part of a client’s “outsourced” family office.

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KB Grads in the News - Maria Cheng

Knowledge Bureau Designate, Maria Cheng shares how she believes that education is a life-long activity. Confident and trusted advisors, she says, should always equip themselves with current knowledge and skills to cope with a changing dynamic world. She also mentions that using collaboration and delegation skills properly increases team spirit and strengthens the trust relationship with clients. See what she had to say about her experience with the Real Wealth Management™ program.

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