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This Week’s Edition of KBR:

February Poll

The RRSP deadline for the 2023 tax year is February 29. From a wealth planning perspective, do you think middle aged Canadians should invest in a TFSA instead?
Yes: 78 votes
No: 45 votes

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Manitoba Gas Tax Holiday Begins

While Albertans are paying 9 cents more at the pumps after their gas tax was reintroduced after a two year pause from a 13 cent tax, Manitobans began to enjoy a 14 cents per litre gas tax holiday in January, which over 6 months will provide a household with 2 cars about $250 in savings and combined savings to individuals, business and municipalities are projected to be $163 Million.  That’s a nice boost into the economy which is projected to feature a 2% inflation rate.   But, will this filter down into consumer advantages at a retail level?  Possibly.

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Reserve Your Seat by January 15 for the CE Summit Advanced T1 Tax Update!

In just one week we’ll be discussing all the news pros need to know for tax season 2024!  There are over 120 tax filing and planning milestones, over 60 changes on the tax forms and schedules and 28 key legislative changes that will substantially affect tax planning in 2024. Check out the detailed agenda and register by January 15 to save on tuition fees. 

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DAC 2024 November 10-12 in Montreal: Welcome Back, Sponsors!

We are excited to welcome back our corporate sponsors to DAC 2024 – November 10-12 in Montreal:  Franklin Templeton and Johnston Group.  It’s going to be another outstanding sold out event, so we urge you to reserve your sponsorship and speaking topics, as well as all attendee delegate registration by the early registration deadline of February 15.  Hotel rooms at the beautiful Hotel Birks are expected to sell out quickly as well.

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KBR Picks:  Biggest Tax and Economic Newsmakers of 2023

Happy New Year 2024!  May your year it be filled with good health, good friends and good fortune! To start out the year, Knowledge Bureau Report invites you to share our new interactive Calendar of Educational Events and our Top 3 Picks for the Breaking Tax and Economic News stories of 2023 that will shape the conversations tax, accounting and financial professionals will have in 2024!  See if you agree:   

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Tax Season 2024 Begins with Purpose

With all the challenges Canadians are facing making dollars stretch these days, there is some good news on the horizon: Tax Season 2024!   It’s going to be full of a multitude of tax changes that can lead to a potential refund, increased tax free credits, especially if RRSP season is purposeful in reducing family net income.  But for some, a balance due to CRA will come with high interest charges if it can’t be paid by the April 30 filing deadline.  

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