Personal Tax Update for iFirm Tax T1 Users - Recorded Webinar, Available February 8, 2021

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Our virtual seminar will not only present the numerous tax and form changes for 2020 T1 returns, but also show you how they have been implemented in iFirm Cantax and iFirm Taxprep. We’ll discuss software enhancements, changes to CRA e-services and delve into some Best Practices with respect to preparing personal returns.

We’ll also review the various government benefits related to COVID that are available to individuals and unincorporated businesses and discuss the impact of these benefits on their T1 returns.

To help you get the most out of the virtual seminar, you will be sent the slide deck in advance of the virtual seminar and you’ll also be able to download an iFirm T1 Resource Guide in addition to the slide deck that you can refer to after the virtual seminar.  


Virtual Seminar Contents:

Federal Tax and Form Changes

We’ll discuss the various 2020 tax and form changes, including the following:

  • New rules for claiming working from home expenses, including when to use the new T777S, the flat rate method vs the detailed method and T2200S and T2200 requirements
  • Changes to the Basic Personal Amount
  • Digital news subscription tax credit
  • Revised T183 for EFILE Authorization
  • Additional EFILE eligibility

Provincial Tax and Form Changes

We’ll discuss various provincial form and tax changes that will impact your 2020 tax returns and preview some upcoming changes for 2021.

iFirm Tax Enhancements

We’ll review recent iFirm Tax enhancements and discuss ideas for utilizing the many productivity tools available in iFirm Tax.

Government Incentives and their Impact

We will review the various COVID-related benefits available to individuals and the self-employed, including the Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB), the Canada Recovery Benefit (CRB), the Canada Recovery Sickness Benefit (CRSB) and the Canada Recovery Caregiving Benefit (CRCB) along with their tax implications. And we’ll briefly discuss some of the COVID-related benefits available to unincorporated businesses along with their applicability to your self-employed clients.

CRA Services

  • Changes to submission of authorization requests via Represent a Client
  • New options for Submit Documents
  • Changes to telephone validation of representatives
  • CRA policy on E-signatures

DATES   One seminar registration gets you access to both sessions!

Monday January 25,2021
Tuesday January 26,2021


9:00 am – 12:30 pm, Pacific time

10:00 am – 1:30 pm, Mountain time

11:00 am – 2:30 pm, Central time

12:00 Noon - 3:30 pm, Eastern time

1:00 pm – 4:30 pm, Atlantic time,

1:30 pm – 5:00 pm, Newfoundland time


Professional Development Credits

Wolters Kluwer professional development programs are designed to meet the continuing education requirements of a variety of professional associations. These requirements do vary by association and region. Please consult your provincial association to ensure this webinar meets the continuing professional development standards for your specific situation.

Registrations for each Live Webinar are available until the start of each program. We reserve the right to substitute speakers in the case of instructor illness. In the event that we must cancel a Live Webinar, all registrants will be notified immediately and given the opportunity to either transfer their registration to another Live Webinar or a Recorded Webinar or obtain a refund. For all Live Webinars that are recorded, participants will have access to the recording for three months following the Live Webinar. Partial credit will not be awarded for attendees that are not present for the entirety of the Live Webinar. Credit will not be awarded if an attendee does not answer all of the polling questions (where applicable). Additional credit will not be awarded due to the instructor presenting over the allotted time.




Maureen Vance, B. Com, CPA, CA

Tax Software Consultant – Wolters Kluwer Canada

Maureen obtained her CA with Peat Marwick Mitchell (a predecessor of KPMG) and joined Taxprep (now part of WoltersKluwer) in 1985. As one of the original Taxprep employees, Maureen has been involved with all aspects of Taxprep development and support, including acting as product manager on both Corporate Taxprep and Personal Taxprep. She completed the CICA In-depth tax course in 1991 and since 2002, she has been a consultant to WoltersKluwer on tax and compliance issues. Maureen researches and writes material for training and program documentation and presents seminars and webinars various tax and software topics to accounting firms across Canada. She is a member of the CRA-CPA Canada Technology Working Group, a contributor to the CPA Canada Tax Risk Management Guide as well as a frequent contributor to the Wolters Kluwer Canada publication Tax Topics.

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