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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: 6 votes
No: 16 votes

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Should a Business Incorporate?

To incorporate or not incorporate, that is the question… a very common question that small business owners ask their trusted advisor.  There are so many variables that come into play in this decision, so the answer is, it depends!  Read on as we consider the factors to consider with a small business owner.  Only then should the transition from sole proprietor or partnership to a Canadian Controlled Private Corporation (CCPC) be taken. 

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Tax and Economic Education Matters – A Great Opportunity for Advisors

In a time of high inflation, and high debt, Canadians are paying attention to the economic messages they are receiving from government.  According to a recent poll by Ipsos, Canadians are in fact having mixed feelings on the most recent November 3, 2022 Fall Economic Report and Mini-budget, which was followed the next day with Explanatory Notes to a 169-page Ways and Means Motion that amends the Income Tax Act for new measures. 

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With Almost $2 Trillion of New Wealth Coming – Are You Prepared?

“Global Wealth 2022: Standing Still Is Not an Option” from Boston Consulting Group (BCG) predicts that $80 trillion in new wealth will be created over the next five years, including almost $2 trillion in Canada to a total $9.4 trillion. Are you prepared for this transfer of wealth? Become an advisor for the future:  take a bold step and differentiate your practice by earning your RWM™ Designation.

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Great Choices for T1 Tax Training – The Virtual and In-Person CE Summits and More!

Knowledge Bureau is proud to offer two options for tax and financial advisors who want to shore up their T1 tax knowledge at Canada’s foremost T1 Advanced Tax Update!  Join us live and in person if you’re in the Toronto area on February 7, 2023 ( yes,  you can even go to a Toronto Raptor’s game that night!) or take the Virtual T1 Advanced Tax Update from the comfort of your home or office on January 18, 2023.  But we also have options if you need T1 Tax Training now for new or returning staff.

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The Largest Wealth Transfer in History – Many Will Transfer to Charities

Baby Boomers and Gen X are already in the process of transferring their wealth to Millennials and Gen Z. However, increasingly the solution to wealth transfer for singles will be to plan a donations strategy.  Consider these reasons individuals donate to charities:

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