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This Week’s Edition of KBR:

December 2022 Poll

Do you believe the new anti-flipping tax will reduce personal net worth in Canada in 2023?
Yes: 6 votes
No: 16 votes

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FHSA or RRSP HBP? The Vote was Close

Knowledge Bureau Report asked pros across the country whether the First Home Savings Account (FHSA) or the Registered Retirement Savings Plan (RRSP) is the better savings vehicle for home buyers.  The vote was close. 

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DAC Acuity 2022: Tax Planning & Compliance – The Tax Quagmire for Ex-Pats

Annual dinner and announcement of 2022 Designates and Graduates with Dr. Dean Smith on Sunday Oct 16 at DAC Acuity 2022, plus a session on Monday led by Dr. Smith covering tax planning and compliance with a focus on ex-pats.

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Grads and Designates:  Official Transcript Study Term July 1 – September 30

Check out your official transcripts in the Graduate Lounge.  Why?  Find out if you qualify for new Specialized Credentials, re-certification options and most important - Early Bird Tuition Reductions for the fall term October to December 15. 

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October 14:  Expect a Treat in your Bank Account

For taxpayers who filed a 2021 tax return in Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba or Ontario a second Climate Action Incentive Payment (CAIP) will be in your bank account on October 14.  Those who did not file a tax return yet, should get on it, as the CRA is not paying interest if you are claiming these rebates late. 

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Seniors to Get Another Raise in October

Old Age Security (and the Guaranteed Income Supplement) are updated quarterly according to changes in the Consumer Price index. With inflation running at close to 7%, OAS, which was indexed by 2.8% in July, is expected to increase another 2.8% in October. 

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