Taxation 1
Lecturer: Don Nilson*

Internet Tax course for 2005-6
The Tax 1 Team of myself, Deirdre,Vern and your student rep Elmo
welcome tax students for the 2005-6 academic year. We hope you
enjoy the course and …. PASS! We and CGA-BC have worked on various
delivery improvements and hope that these contribute to a richer
learning experience. Please feel free to email me with any suggestions.

Note that CGA-Canada has made various minor changes to the
course from last year. Some of these changes are merely moving
specific topics from one module to another.

I have updated the list below of Suggested Problems in “Byrd
and Chen”.

Students should browse the various articles on taxation in
our INSIGHT-LIBRARY on this website.

You can order the book Income Tax Problems with Detailed Solutions,
by Byrd and Chen, by contacting them directly at
or by visiting

There also are some copies available at CGA-BC.

Lesson 1:

Lesson 5: Everything You Need to Know
About RRSPs

My page references to the I.T.A. in Lesson One will not jive
with your pages because this lesson had to be taped before the
current version of the ITA was printed. Therefore, my references
are to last year’s ITA and will be a few pages off.

Good luck on the exam – email me to let me
know if you passed!

Do problems, problems problems!!

Here is a list of suggested problems in the 2006 Byrd &
Chen book: Problems with Detailed Solutions.

Lesson 1: 14,16,18

Lesson 2: 28,31,39,109,111

Lesson 3: 53,55,59

Lesson 4: 40,43,45

Lesson 5: 63,69,88,92,94

Lesson 6: 76,84

Lesson 7: 35,117,119,120,125,126

Lesson 8: 137,141,142,148,151

Lesson 9: 146,153,163

Lesson 10: 104, 224, 227, 234

* Don was recognized in the Fall of
as the winner of the CGA-BC President’s Award for
, in recognition of his 25 years lecturing
to CGA students.

 “This award
recognizes distinguished service to CGA-BC in the role as an educator
in our student program or in our continuing professional development

This year’s recipient has taught an entire generation of CGAs
in British Columbia and he is one of the few instructors whose
name consistently comes up in conversations amongst CGA students
and members, regarding instructors that have made a difference.

Through his teaching and work, he demonstrates a vast and consistently
current knowledge of tax, wealth accumulation and people. His
course material is delivered with enthusiasm, patience, humour
and encouragement. His signature opening line, “It’s a
great day to study tax
,” underscores that enthusiasm.

His commitment to the profession extends beyond being an excellent
mentor – this year’s President’s award winner mixes sound advice
with his usual wit and an overwhelming commitment to his students’

Kelowna October 2005