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This Week’s Edition of KBR:

April Poll

In your view has CRA’s service level to professional tax advisors improved this year?
Yes: 1 votes
0.82%
No: 121 votes
99.18%
 

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Tuition Tax Assistance from CRA: T2202’s Available

Did you know that Knowledge Bureau is a private, educational institution certified by Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC) to provide courses that develop or improve skills for those working in the tax, bookkeeping, accounting, and financial services industries? What this also means is that Knowledge Bureau students who have paid 2020 tuition fees in excess of $100 qualify for the tuition fee amount, and the T2202 tax slips to claim this are now available in your Virtual Campus.

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Leadership:  Responsible Decision-Making

“The first responsibility of a leader is to define reality.”  Max DePree, Chairman Emeritus of Herman Miller Inc. I love this quote because it sets out a challenge for leaders.  In an era of mistrust and “fake news” the responsibility of a leader is to demonstrate and define what is real and what is not, so that the organization, community or family can make sound decisions about the future.

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Final CEBA Deadline Fast Approaching

Did you or your clients qualify for the $40,000 Canada Emergency Business Account (CEBA) loan?  If so, another $20,000 loan is available and up to half of this is forgivable if repaid by December 31, 2022. But the deadline for applying is this month on March 31, 2021.  Here’s what you need to know.

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CRA Departure:  Elections Require Hard Copy

Most people would rather have teeth removed than face a tax audit. But, just what has to be kept for back-up purposes in a digital relationship with the CRA?   It’s an important question because CRA generally doesn’t want to see any receipts when the return is filed. Yet, certain tax documents are required to be filed in writing and that includes special elections. Do you know what they are?

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Tax Evasion Deterrent: Jail and Penalties

It’s not unusual for the CRA to distribute information about tax evasion at the start of the tax season; after all it’s a great reminder of the stiff consequences for those who intentionally defraud the government, like a West Vancouver resident recently did.   

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