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This Week’s Edition of KBR:

March Poll

In your view, will the March 15 and June 15 instalment payments for your clients be reduced?
Yes: 10 votes
33.33%
No: 20 votes
66.67%
 

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Final CEBA Deadline Fast Approaching

Did you or your clients qualify for the $40,000 Canada Emergency Business Account (CEBA) loan?  If so, another $20,000 loan is available and up to half of this is forgivable if repaid by December 31, 2022. But the deadline for applying is this month on March 31, 2021.  Here’s what you need to know.

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CRA Departure:  Elections Require Hard Copy

Most people would rather have teeth removed than face a tax audit. But, just what has to be kept for back-up purposes in a digital relationship with the CRA?   It’s an important question because CRA generally doesn’t want to see any receipts when the return is filed. Yet, certain tax documents are required to be filed in writing and that includes special elections. Do you know what they are?

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Tax Evasion Deterrent: Jail and Penalties

It’s not unusual for the CRA to distribute information about tax evasion at the start of the tax season; after all it’s a great reminder of the stiff consequences for those who intentionally defraud the government, like a West Vancouver resident recently did.   

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The Pros Weigh In: Are Canadians Focusing on Retirement Savings?

In your opinion, do Canadians feel they have to revise their retirement savings plans as a result of the pandemic?  Last month, advisors from across Canada weighed in on this question and the results may surprise you!

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Fill Your Knowledge Gaps: Women and Finance

March 8 is International Women’s Day and one of the many things to celebrate is that women are becoming far more financially active.  This is a positive trend which enables better conversations about tax, retirement and estate planning, But advisors who fail to engage women, may well find themselves failing.

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