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December 2022 Poll

Do you believe the new anti-flipping tax will reduce personal net worth in Canada in 2023?
Yes: 8 votes
No: 16 votes

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DAC Acuity 2022: The Changing Faces of Wealth

On Monday Oct 17 at DAC 2022, join Judith Chambers, an Investment Advisor at TD,  on a panel discussion led by Christine Logan, Head of Marketing (Americas) for Franklin Templeton and co-panelist, Saijal Patel, host of Strictly Money.

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New Course: Personal Pension Planning (PPP®) for Corporate Owner-Managers

The Personal Pension Plan is the “Swiss Army Knife” of solutions for retirement planning in a new and changing economic environment. It is therefore a must know for tax and financial advisors working with pre-retirees; in particular, business owners.   

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Tax Opportunity: Backfill Under-contributions to Tax-Efficient Savings

Fall is in the air which means, from a financial planning perspective, a transition to year-end tax planning activities! Tax savings are such an important hedge against inflation, but Canadians are missing out: 

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How to Utilize the Tax-Free First Home Savings Account (FHSA) and the Secret RRSP Benefit

The Department of Finance released draft legislation for public comment on the Tax-Free First Home Savings Account (FHSA) first announced in Budget 2022. The scheduled effective date is January 1, 2023; however, it will likely be little later in the year before firms start offering the option to clients.

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Inflation Fans:  Payroll Taxes Increase in 2023

CRA has just announced increases in the CPP and EI premiums – statutory deductions – that will be payable by employers and employees in 2023.  In the case of EI (Employment Insurance), the rates had been frozen for two years; but now, with both plans becoming more expensive, these taxes on labor will shrink both take home pay for workers and cash flow for employers in an inflationary winter.

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