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Event Recap: Practitioner Forum (North Okanagan)

A dozen local practitioners attended the quarterly meeting of the Practitioners’ Forum – North Okanagan on September 14, 2017 which was held at the Phoenix Steakhouse in Vernon. The forum is open to all licensed practitioners in the Okanagan and meets for lunch

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Event Recap: Tax Consultations on Private Corporations

On July 18, 2017, federal finance minister Bill Morneau released a policy paper, “Tax Planning Using Private Corporations,” which outlined proposed legislative changes that are significant. The government allowed for a 75 day consultation period with comments requested by October

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Roundtable Consultation: Tax Planning Using Private Corporations

Roundtable Consultation: Tax Planning Using Private Corporations On September 11, CPABC will be hosting a roundtable consultation to discuss the policy paper, “Tax Planning Using Private Corporations,” which was released by the Government of Canada on July 18, 2017. Members in

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Regional Check-Up 2017

Challenges ahead for the Thompson-Okanagan There were a few bright spots for the Thompson-Okanagan’s economy last year. Population grew modestly by 3,766 residents, largely due to an influx of people from Alberta and the Lower Mainland. This stimulated a surge

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Recap: 2017 Chapter Leaders Meeting

CPABC held its annual Chapter Leaders Meeting in Vancouver on June 15th and 16th which brought together 27 chapter chairs, vice-chairs and Profession Development chairs representing 15 of CPABC’s 16 chapters from across the province.  The CPABC Okanagan Chapter rep

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Canada 150: What makes you #CPAproud – Send Us Your Photos!

To celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday CPA Canada is asking CPAs to tell everyone what makes you #CPAproud.  You can submit your short statement explaining “why you’re proud to be a Canadian CPA” directly to CPA Canada here.  Your responses may be edited for

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Father’s Day Walk Run for Prostate Cancer

CPABC and the Okanagan Chapter are pleased to support the BC Prostate Cancer Foundation as a bronze level sponsor of the 2017 Father’s Day Walk Run on June 18, 2017. There will be simultaneous runs occurring in Burnaby, Chilliwack, Kamloops, Kelowna and

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Practitioners’ Forum – North Okanagan Launches

Twelve local practitioners met on February 17, 2017 to launch the Practitioners’ Forum – North Okanagan. The intent of this member forum is to provide an opportunity for practitioners in smaller CPA firms to exchange information, share best practices, and

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Apply for Exemption When Volunteering at Tax Clinics

When volunteering to prepare tax returns for low-income taxpayers at an organized tax clinic in BC, members need to apply for the exemption from licensing if you are: • employed in industry, government, and other sectors outside of public practice;

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CPABC CRA Liaison Meeting (Kelowna) – February 21, 2017

Members in public practice who wish to meet Canada Revenue Agency representatives, are invited by the Southern Interior Tax Services Offices of CRA to an informal meeting in Kelowna on Tuesday, February 21, 2017.  This is an opportunity to meet senior CRA

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