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June Poll

In your view, is the reduction of the Canada recovery benefit to $300 a week premature?
Yes: 78 votes
No: 153 votes

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Biggest Tax News in a Century: An International Corporate Minimum Tax

The tax challenges arising from globalization and digitization have led to the most significant tax news in a century:  a global minimum tax on corporations.  This was the big tax news introduced at the G7 meeting on June 5, 2021.  It is a serious problem that gives corporations the ability to shift profits away from the jurisdictions in which those profits were earned, thereby eroding the tax base. This article will address the basics of those changes.

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When Should Retirement Planning Begin?

It’s a good question and the answer is simple: the start date for formal retirement planning is earlier than one would think.  In fact, the most successful retirement savings results occur in the early stages of adulthood and they reflect purposefully on two key questions that otherwise plague most people throughout their lifetimes: “Will I have enough to retire?” and “How long will it last?”

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Partnership & Trust

Special to Knowledge Bureau Report. In a career approaching six decades,  Dr. Graham prizes his pioneering role in Canadian investment research, and also his many national and international investment contacts. Over his career, Michael has made over 20 “pilgrimages” to Omaha to attend Berkshire Hathaway annual meetings.  Observations from his latest provide wisdoms for the ages.  

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KB Designates: Relicensing Deadline is June 30

Last call! Holders of the RWM™, MFA™, and DFA-Tax and Bookkeeping Services Specialist Designations must complete their annual relicensing by June 30 by attesting to their Standards of Conduct including the achievement of 15 annual CE credits. Check out the handy Q&A Relicensing Guide and further details below.

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Tax and Investment Planning: What if Conventional Wisdom is Wrong?

What if we are wrong about how the new economy is going to emerge? It’s a tough question that Dr. Jack Mintz will address, along with other hard truths important to Canada’s top advisors, taxpayers and investors at Virtual DAC, October 17 – 19, 2021. RSVP by June 30 for early-bird tuition savings. D.r Mintz shared some pre-event questions he hopes to answer for the delegates from coast-to-coast who will attend from the tax and financial services:

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