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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
No: 91 votes

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The Pros Weigh In: Are Canadians Focusing on Retirement Savings?

In your opinion, do Canadians feel they have to revise their retirement savings plans as a result of the pandemic?  Last month, advisors from across Canada weighed in on this question and the results may surprise you!

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Fill Your Knowledge Gaps: Women and Finance

March 8 is International Women’s Day and one of the many things to celebrate is that women are becoming far more financially active.  This is a positive trend which enables better conversations about tax, retirement and estate planning, But advisors who fail to engage women, may well find themselves failing.

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It’s Your Lucky Month if You’re Still Training Tax Staff!

Is March your lucky month? Traditionally, leprechauns celebrate pots of gold at the end of rainbows this month.  But, it was Buddha who really put the concept of luck into perspective,  “Being deeply learned and skilled, being well trained and using well spoken words: this is good luck.”  That strategy has better odds of success, too. That’s why we are offering you some of each: the opportunity to be more skilled and a bit of the pot of gold.

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IT’S OFFICIAL!  Tax Season Has Begun

Tax season is officially underway and those expecting a refund are understandably anxious to file early and put that money the government has been holding onto – which averages $1,850 – to good use. But information from CRA about filing accurately has been released very late and there is a lot to know... including new information about electronic signatures which was only out yesterday.

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Paying Taxes on an EFILED Return

There is no doubt about it:  the tax filing deadline this year (at least per the government so far) will be Friday, April 30, 2021.  That’s important because we expect more people to have to pay due to the receipt of pandemic relief payments like CERB.  For many people who usually receive a refund, paying electronically may be a new and unfamiliar process, and professionals need to take the time to explain the options.

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