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This Week’s Edition of KBR:

October Poll

In your view, should the government roll back the controversial TOSI (Tax on Split Income) to pre-2018 legislation?
Yes: 210 votes
84.68%
No: 38 votes
15.32%
 

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Consumers without Credit:  Home Trust Helps Advisors Understand New Needs

Debt-to-disposable income levels in Canada is very high, according to Statistics Canada. The figure recently edged down to 177.1% from 177.5% but it still means that Canadians owe $1.77 for every $1.00 in disposable income. It’s a big topic for discussion at year end planning meetings with clients, covered at the November CE Summits national tour November 2-6, by new sponsor, Home Trust.

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Making PD Affordable: Save On the Cost Achieving Your Credentials

September is back to school month, and Knowledge Bureau is making it a little easier for you to invest in your education. Until September 30th, Knowledge Bureau is waiving instalment fees on all designation and diploma programs purchased on the EZ-Pay instalment plan.

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September 15 Instalment Deadline: Your Tax Remittance Options

It’s quarterly tax instalment remittance time again! But do you really need to make the payment on September 15? You should be concerned if you earn income from self-employment, pensions, rental income, or receive taxable alimony. A DFA-Tax Services Specialist™ can help. Here is what you need to know.

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With Reduced Interest Rates, Are Student Loans More Affordable?

As promised in the 2019 federal budget, interest rates on Canada Student Loans are decreasing. Will this help affordability for students investing in their education? The answer is yes, but not immediately.

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Unfavourable:  Why Canada’s Global Tax Competitiveness Needs Reconsideration

Given the federal government’s increase of the federal personal tax rate from 29% to 33%; their attack on small business taxation (including the introduction of the tax on split income (TOSI) rules and the clawback of the small business deduction for passive investment income); and the upcoming Canadian federal election, Canadian entrepreneurs are concerned about their increased tax burden, and investors should be too, says Dr. Dean Smith, President Cadesky U.S. Tax, Ltd., a keynote speaker at DAC this November.

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