Workshops

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Workshops are offered semi-annually in the spring and fall, based on interest expressed.  A big THANK YOU to all past participants for making these on-going workshops a huge success! 

** These sessions qualify for CPD hours in Saskatchewan and
may qualify for CPD hours in Manitoba, New Brunswick and other provinces **
 

Our next sessions will be held in the spring of 2018.  Dates and locations will be set early next year.

Introduction to Tax, Tools and Calculations (full day session):

 

  • Provides an overview of the decisions and calculations in the Child Support Guidelines using the ChildView® program as a calculation tool
  • In-depth discussion of the interrelationship between the Guidelines and accounting / tax principles, laws and calculations and the current year changes
  • In-depth discussion of the determination of income under the Child Support Guidelines
  • In-depth discussion on the application and calculations of child support under Section 7 - special expenses
  • Provides an opportunity to gain hands-on experience doing Guideline calculations of various complexities

Prerequisite: desire to learn (and some familiarity with ChildView® is helpful but not mandatory).

Income Determination (morning session):

Specific focus on:

  • Income determination including self-employment income (section 16 with schedule III adjustments)
  • Discussion of the pattern of income (section 17) and its application
  • Imputing income where a corporation is involved (section 18)
  • Imputing pre-tax income from a cash based source (section 19)
  • Analysis of case scenarios using source documents such as financial statements and income tax returns
  • Opportunities to gain hands-on experience

Prerequisite: Previous attendance at an "Introduction to Tax, Tools and Calculations" session or equivalent level of knowledge regarding the tax and Guideline issues presented in that full day session.

Spousal Support (afternoon session):

Specific focus on:

  • Overview of "support" definition in the Income Tax Act
  • In-depth look at the calculations under the "Spousal Support Advisory Guidelines" (SSAG) and use of ChildView®'s Spousal Support Advisory Guideline Calculator
  • Further exploration of spousal support using the "Spousal Support Analyzer"
  • Discussion and use of the "Lump sum Payment Calculator"
  • Opportunities to gain hands-on experience

Prerequisite: Previous attendance at an "Introduction to Tax, Tools and Calculations" session or equivalent level of knowledge regarding the tax and Guideline issues presented in that full day session.

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