CGA Association Provides Resources to Help Navigate Your Personal Tax Return

    VANCOUVER, March 6 /CNW/ - As British Columbians countdown to the
April 30 deadline for filing personal tax returns, the Certified General
Accountants Association of British Columbia is offering a number of resources
that will help people determine whether they will be getting a refund or
paying the government this tax season.
    At the top of its list are the CGA Association's popular reference guide
to tax and RRSP issues.
    Tax and retirement planning are top priorities for people who want to
make the most of their hard-earned incomes. Personal Tax Planning 2007/2008 is
an indispensable guide to navigating today's complex maze of tax rules and

    This year's edition includes:

    -   a recap of major 2007 federal and provincial/territorial changes
        affecting individuals;
    -   investment income and expenses;
    -   income splitting;
    -   current tax laws, regulations and trends for tax planning;
    -   and much more.

    Individuals may purchase a copy of Personal Tax Planning 2007/2008 by
e-mailing CGA-BC at; or calling (604) 732-1211, ext. 228;
or toll free (800) 565-1211 ext. 228. It sells for $16.95 plus shipping and
    The Association's Website also offers a wealth of information including
our online B.C. Tax Tips and RRSP Guide, tax tips TV ads for you to view, and
a link to the Find a CGA Firm service for assistance on seeking professional
assistance to complete your tax return. Go to and click on Tax
Planning Resources.

    The Certified General Accountants Association of British Columbia
represents more than 13,000 CGAs and students. Members work in industry,
commerce, government and in public practice. The Association promotes the
excellence of its members and advances the accounting profession through
education, certification and the protection of the public interest.

    NOTE TO EDITORS: Need a commentator this tax season? CGA-BC can help you
    find a qualified CGA in your area to comment on tax and RRSP issues.

For further information:

For further information: Edward Downing, Director of Communications,
(604) 730-6208, E-mail:

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