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Rounds – August 21, 2015

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Tax Credits

The 7-year long Education and Textbook Tax Credit legal case has finally come to a close! UBC recently announced that residents’ T2202A forms from 2005 onwards (including 2015 and beyond) will indicate student status. This means that residents are now eligible to claim the education and textbook tax credits when filing their income tax. If you were a BC resident between 2005 and 2010, please read this letter or contact Drew Gilmour at Moodys Gartner Tax Law LLP for more information on claiming past credits. All reissued forms can be accessed through UBC’s Student Services Centre.

Board Elections

Board elections will open on August 26th, please check your email on Wednesday August 26, for ballots and candidate profiles.


Upcoming Events

Block 1 Final Deadline
Block 1 submissions must be submitted before September 2nd.

Block 2 Deadline
Block 2 call stipend submissions must be submitted before September 14th for on time payment

Annual General Meeting (AGM)
The AGM with be at the Resident Doctors of BC office on September 16th at 6pm. All members are encouraged to attend to review the finances and vote on by-law changes. Email to RSVP

Book and appleDid you Know?

In 1994, the BCMA, together with the Medical and Health Services Act, approved a points system of differential fees for new entrants to practice. New graduates working in areas of the province deemed over-serviced for general practice would receive 50% of their billings, until they accrued enough points for an unrestricted billing number to be issued.

After significant PAR-BC lobbying and a court challenge, the measure was found to be in violation of the Charter of Rights and Freedoms, and was struck down.


Resident Doctors of BC Trivia

Name two items of information found in the members only section of the website.
Email your answer by August 27 and you could win! ($10 Starbucks, iTunes or Amazon gift card) *Winner selected at random from all correct entries*
The answer from the last edition was: Steve Nash Fitness Discount
The winner was: Dr. Majid Hussain

author: Michelle Seymour