CGA-BC Students

Course: CGA BC – Taxation 1

Don Nilson

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.

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 5: Everything You Need to Know About RRSPs

Week 9: Integration.PDF   PassiveIncomeTree.PDF   RDTOHBarrel.PDF

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

Kelowna, October, 2005

Don Nilson receiving CGA-BC President's Ward for EducationDon was recognized in the Fall of 2005 as the winner of the CGA-BC President’s Award for Education, 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 program.

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’ success.”