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This Week’s Edition of KBR:

June 2024 Poll

With the June 17 proprietorship filing deadline approaching, do you believe advice about incorporation will change in light of the June 25 capital gains inclusion rates changes?
Yes: 26 votes
No: 37 votes

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See the Possibility:  Joe Roberts, The Skid Row CEO, On Addiction in the Family

Joe Roberts, also known as “The Skid Row CEO,” held the audience at Distinguished Advisor Conference (DAC) rapt with his moving personal story of addiction and recovery. Revealing the power of having difficult conversations with clients, Joe showed how trusted advisors can take their work to another level, especially in making financial plans for those who are vulnerable due to addiction.

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Learn About the Fundamentals of Succession Planning

Differentiate yourself as an MFA-Succession and Estate Planning Specialist in your community.  The first certificate course in the program, provides students with a solid understanding of the fundamentals of succession planning and how to become a more valuable resource to your clients in assisting them with their business succession planning needs.

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First Budget for Alberta’s New Government

Last week, Alberta’s new NDP government brought down their first provincial budget.

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Maximum pensionable earnings for 2016 announced by CRA

On November 2, the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) announced the maximum pensionable earnings under the Canadian Pension Plan (CPP) for 2016 will be $54,900. That is up from $53,600 in 2015.

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Snowbirds Need to be Aware of Taxation Issues

It’s November and that means Snowbirds are on the move again to Florida, Arizona, California and Texas to name a few of the favorite spots. People who ordinarily reside in Canada but spend part of the year in the United States must take caution to ensure they are not spending too much time in the U.S., which would deem them a U.S. resident for tax purposes and potentially a non-resident of Canada.

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