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This Week’s Edition of KBR:

March 2023 Poll

The average refund for the first filing month, February, 2023 was $2,295. Should CRA cut back on withholding tax requirements?
Yes: 36 votes
No: 45 votes

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Life Expectancy and the OAS Postponement Issue

According to a Canadian Institute of Actuaries (CIA) study published by, the life expectancy of a 60-year-old male today has increased by 2.9 years (from 24.4 to 27.3 years), while the life expectancy of a 60-year-old female has increased by 2.7 years (from 26.7 years to 29.4 years).

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Back to School Tax Tips for Students

With back-to-school just around the corner, there are several important recent tax issues for students that will be helpful to keep in mind for the year ahead.

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Government Grants for Disability Saving Plans Can be Very Lucrative

The Canada Disability Savings Grant can add significantly to the pensions set up for disabled individuals through the Registered Disability Savings Plan (RDSP).

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When am I Considered to Have Left Canada for Tax Purposes?

This excerpt from Evelyn Jacks’ Jacks on Tax outlines the different categories of residency and provides an answer.

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Planning for Crisis Situations: Illness, Family Strife, and Breakups

If you own a family business, you will undoubtedly experience several people-related crises that may plague the business during its life cycle. Family conflict, divorce, illness, and premature death all represent potential threats. Excerpted from Master Your Investment in the Family Business are some tips and traps you should avoid in crisis situations.

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