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Free tax strategies workshop for families living with dementia

Caregivers and people with dementia may qualify for additional tax credits that can save them money. They can find out how to claim the credits, and get other income tax tips, through a free tele-workshop offered by the non-profit Alzheimer Society of BC. Certified financial planner Catherine Laird will lead the two-hour session, entitled Understanding Tax Credits, Income Splitting and Estate Planning for People with Dementia, on Thursday, February 13 at 7 p.m.

Laird, with Investors Group Financial Services Inc., is a member of the Elder Friendly Community Network in Victoria. During the tele-workshop, she will explain tax benefits available to caregivers and people with dementia, such as the disability tax credit and the reimbursement of some medical expenses. She will also show local families how to utilize income splitting strategies, and explain some of the key elements of trusts and estate planning.

Connecting to the session is as easy as visiting (enter as a Guest) or phoning toll-free 1-866-994-7745, then entering pass code 1122333 when prompted.

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