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Let's Talk Taxes: support for international graduate students and postdoctoral fellows

February 20, 2017
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So you can validate a pulmonary 1H sequence—but do you know what do with a T4?  

Meeting your financial reporting obligations in a foreign country can be a confusing and overwhelming process. 'Let’s Talk Taxes: support for international postdoctoral fellows and graduate students' will help you learn how to navigate the Canadian tax system in the most efficient, enjoyable, and money-wise way possible.

  • Wednesday, March 1, 2017, 11:00am – 1:00pm, Blusson Hall 10031, Burnaby Campus.
  • Bring your own lunch. Light snacks and refreshments will be provided. 
  • Reserve your seat.   

This session is presented to you by the Office of Graduate Studies and Postdoctoral Fellows and will be facilitated by Francis Wong and Ryan Gill, Tax Partners from KPMG. (see bios below) 

Whether you're looking for tips and advice on how to better file your taxes as a postdoc, or new to Canada and need an overview of the Canadian Tax System, this 1 hour workshop followed by a Q&A session will provide you with the information you need which includes:

  • Considerations on Canadian residency status
  • A brief overview of the Canadian Tax System
  • The general process for filing a tax return
  • Individual responsibilities for filing Canadian tax
  • Eligible versus in-eligible tax deductions
  • Scholarships/fellowships and bursaries, and tax exemptions

See also: How to Obtain your Tax Slips from SFU

About the Facilitators

Francis Wong, CPA, CA, is a Tax Partner in KPMG’s Enterprise Group, which focuses on private companies and their owners.  He advises individuals and their businesses on a variety of tax matters, including estate and post-mortem planning, corporate reorganization and succession planning, divestitures and cross-border investment structuring.  He also oversees the preparation of Canadian income tax returns for individuals, partnerships, corporations and trusts.

Ryan Gill, CPA, CA, CPA (New Hampshire) is a Senior Tax Manager in KPMG LLP’s Global Mobility Services group.  Ryan practices in the area of tax planning and compliance for individuals, estates and trusts in a US and cross-border context.  He advises individuals on both sides of the border on tax matters related to their residence, compensation including equity compensation, investments including real estate, retirement plans, estates, trusts, gifts and expatriation. He is also involved in the preparation of Canadian and US tax returns for individuals, estates, and trusts.

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