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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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Divorce: Minimizing Financial Set-backs Through Tax Efficiency

Divorce can be a huge set-back in one’s financial plan. In Canada, 38% of marriages end in divorce, and 42% of those end between 10 and 24 years of marriage.* With the help of qualified and knowledgeable financial and taxation advisors, the financial hit of divorce can be minimized.

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CIBC SmartBanking for Business is a Watershed Moment in SME Innovation

Special report from Christopher Misener, Senior Director, Strategic Partnerships, CIBC. A few months back I joined Knowledge Bureau with Evelyn Jacks on a countrywide CE Summit tour where I was able to meet with tax professionals and discuss the future of accounting technology and showcase the latest digital banking platform technology for small and medium-sized businesses. Here's an accountant’s story on why it matters:

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Business Builder Retreat in PV:  Are You Getting the Most Out of Your Business?

2019 Business Builder Retreat host Joanne Sigurdson will join Evelyn Jacks, Jenifer Bartman, Dean Cockell, and Dan Collison to discuss ways to grow your business to new successes – and greater value - while you take better care of yourself, too. Joanne shares why BBR is a must-attend event for you this fall:

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CE Credits and Blockchain - New (and Great) Reasons to Come to DAC

Hussein Hallak CEO & Founder of Next Decentrum will be joining us on Day 1 of DAC to discuss Reshaping Your World: Blockchain, Cryptocurrency and Cybersecurity. It’s just one more reason to make sure you don’t miss the September 15 early-bird registration deadline to attend in Puerto Vallarta this November. Hussein has a very compelling story to tell you.

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Are You Using Your TFSA as a Savings Account? Bad Idea

Imagine a completely tax-free retirement; one in which you don't have to focus on planning for after-tax income at all. This is an opportunity that is being missed by millennials when a TFSA is used as a short-term savings account rather than for long-term wealth accumulation.

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