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July 2024 Poll

Starting in July, CRA will provide legal warnings to recover more than $9 billion of overpaid pandemic recovery benefits like CERB. Do you think that is fair?
Yes: 113 votes
No: 23 votes

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SMES: Carbon Tax Rebates on the Way?

July 15 was an important day for carbon-tax weary taxpayers. A Canada Carbon Rebate payment was  made to individuals who have filed their 2023 personal tax returns.  What about the long-awaited $2.5 billion Carbon Tax Rebate For Small Businesses? The delivery date and amounts to be received remain elusive, but one thing is clear: many businesses will have disqualified themselves by missing the July 15 date for filing 2023 T2 returns.  Here’s what you need to know. 

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T3 Filings: What Will Come of the Ombudsperson Review?

New T3 filing requirements for trusts were formally enacted beginning in the 2023 taxation year.  The  rollout of this program quickly became a broad-based disaster, as informal and bare trusts were a surprise inclusion in the requirements. Over 52,000 T3 returns and new Schedule 15s were filed before the government had a sudden change of heart; cancelling the requirement for bare trusts just hours before the filing deadline. Now, the Taxpayer’s Ombudsperson is looking into the situation to determine if taxpayer rights were breached.

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Buying an E-Vehicle? You May Qualify for a Rebate

In the market for a new car?  Did you know that the federal government wants to achieve, by 2035, 100% zero-emission vehicle sales.  Interim targets are that at least 20 percent of all sales are e-vehicles by 2026, and at least 60 percent by 2030.  To encourage those results, two federal programs are available to make those purchases easier.  And that’s good news because the average e-vehicle costs are still quite high; but the offset is lower driving costs.

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Diploma in Advanced Family Tax Compliance: Introductory Offer!

Knowledge Bureau is pleased to introduce a new Diploma in Advanced Family Tax Compliance.  This comprehensive program is ideal for experienced tax accountants and wealth advisors who require updating in the latest  tax and economic changes from Finance Canada and CRA in order to help clients meet tax filing compliance requirements and family wealth planning objectives.  The program comprises of four online courses, 5 chapters each, and 4 virtual CE Summit events. A special introductory tuition offer is available until July 30.  Details below.   

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Acuity 2024: Experience Montreal with Pre-Conference Activities

Check out the outstanding pre-conference activities we have selected to enhance your experience in Montreal! Open to all 2024 Acuity Conference for Distinguished Advisor attendees and their companions. Space is limited, reserve now!

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