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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: 144 votes
80.9%
No: 34 votes
19.1%
 

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DAC Delegate in the News: Michelle Crouse, Wealth Advisor

Michelle Crouse, Wealth Advisor and regular attendee of the Distinguished Advisor Conference (DAC) shares some of the highlights and provides insight on how learning from the DAC speakers has helped her in her practice.

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A New Way to Pay:  E-Transfer at Knowledge Bureau

We are pleased to offer our current and prospective students a new way to pay for their tuition fees with Knowledge Bureau, and avoid expensive credit card fees.  E-Transfer is now an available payment option for online studies or in-class add-ons. It’s a convenient option to help you keep credit card balances down, too.

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Expanding Economic Opportunity: The Numbers Point to a Shared Solution

What is the best way for all Canadians to maximize their “economic opportunity” to build wealth? It’s a topic that is increasingly receiving attention both here and in the United States. Good jobs and a minimum income is an important solution, but it’s not the only one. Access to education is critical, too.

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Tax Reform Needed: The Numbers Tell the Story

The ideals of a top-notch tax system include fairness, equity, simplicity, compliance and ultimately affordability. Are Canadians – across all provinces – experiencing these ideals? It’s a question that is often contemplated by university graduates in deciding where they want to build their careers, as well as executives, business owners and retirees, who consider moving to lower taxed jurisdictions as part of their year end tax planning. Advisors may be called upon to help make those decisions.

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Essential Tax Facts: Education Planning with RESPs

A Registered Education Savings Plan (RESP) is a tax-assisted savings plan set up for the purposes of funding a beneficiary’s future education costs. It also serves as a way to split income earned in the plan with the beneficiary, who will be taxed at a lower rate than the contributor, as a general rule, when earnings are withdrawn.

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