Scholars Hub Speakers Series at Markham presents Amin Mawani on ‘Taxes and Decision Making’

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A partnership between the Markham Public Library and York University, the Scholars Hub Speakers Series brings some of York’s top academic minds to York Region from the Faculties of Health, Science, Liberal Arts & Professional Studies, Osgoode Hall Law School and the Schulich School of Business.

Amin Mawani
Amin Mawani

The current series, titled “School of Thought,” returns on May 9 with Amin Mawani, an associate professor at York’s Schulich School of Business. Mawani will present the talk “Taxes and Decision Making” at the Markham Village Branch located at 6031 Highway 7.

Events in the series run from 7 to 8:30 p.m., and childcare is provided for children ages four to 12.

This session will examine how taxes impact our day-to-day decisions, and how we can incorporate taxes to improve our decisions such as when we pay our bills; how we make charitable contributions; whether we pay down mortgage or contribute to RRSP; whether we should save in RRSPs or TFSAs; where we should withdraw first at retirement (from RRSP, TFSA or non-registered savings); how we can effectively split investment income and pension income between spouses; and how we can incorporate taxes in planning for divorce settlements. This non-technical session will offer a primer on tax planning for people in all demographic groups.

This unique partnership is part of York University’s goals for community engagement and reputation-building, with a unique collaboration that invites alumni, students and their families, and the public to engage in meaningful talks and discussions.

The event is free, but pre-registration is required, as space for each talk is limited. Refreshments will be provided.