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This Week’s Edition of KBR:

January Poll

In your opinion, is the new $931 enhancement to the federal Basic Personal Amount for those with incomes under $150,473 an improvement to our tax system?
Yes: 68 votes
35.6%
No: 123 votes
64.4%
 

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Segregated Funds vs Mutual Funds: It Makes A Difference at Year-End

At year-end, planning to make investments in non-registered accounts should be peppered with tax-efficiency, especially when it comes to buying mutual funds. Here’s a primer on what you need to know if you are interested in maximizing tax, retirement and estate planning goals.

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Financial Literacy Month: Advisors Can Help Fill Knowledge Gaps

November is Financial Literacy Month, and it’s an important opportunity for advisors to help improve their clients’ financial knowledge and address some of the unique financial planning needs of specific demographics, including women. Specifically, what guidance and education do trends show Canadians need when it comes to financial literacy?

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Year-End Tax Tips for Employees

Year-end tax planning is about minimizing taxes for 2019 and setting clients up to save more tax-efficiently in 2020 and beyond. There are several big things to talk about if your client is an employee looking to save some tax dollars, and are potentially a new homeowner as well.

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Last Call to Register: Fall CE Summits

Last chance to register for year-end tax planning workshops, The Fall CE Summits. We’ll touch on the financial implications of this month’s election and its impact on year-end tax planning together with the important go-forward planning opportunity for corporate owner-managers and retirees.

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Clarification of German Pension Recipients Letter from Neubrandenburg

Canadians who receive German pensions may have seen some new items on the yearly letter from Neubrandenburg.  Siegfried Merten, MFA™, has provided us with clarification on this letter and what pensioners need to do to remain in compliance. Advisors can be of great assistance here.

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