Legalization Creates Tax Ambiguity for Marijuana Users

By : Beth Graddon Posted in: Strategic Thinking, Medical expenses, tax deductions, leadership, marijuana legalization, tax claims, Federal Budget 2018, disability, marijuana, medical marijuana, marijuana tax, excise tax, cannabis license, growing marijuana, legal marijuana, Health Canada, Canadian Medical Association, CMA, entrerpreneur, cross-border, U.S. marijuana prohibition
Today is the day that marijuana officially becomes legal in Canada. Yet grey areas remain, leaving Canadians uncertain and concerned about consequences: from personal and excise tax rules, to medical expense claims, to cross-border and insurance underwriting changes.

Lucrative Year-End Tax Claims

By: Evelyn Jacks Posted in: Strategic Thinking, Evelyn Jacks, Essential Tax Facts, Moving Expenses, rrsp, tax deductions, medical claims, travel expenses, home modifications, vehicle expenses, disability claims
The claims for medical expenses incurred for travel and modifying your home can be quite lucrative, but you’ll need to know what documentation to keep, because these are two areas that can attract the tax auditor. Here’s what you need to know:

Business Owners, Is the CRA Serving You Better?

By : Beth Graddon Posted in: Strategic Thinking, CRA, Canada Revenue Agency, corporate tax, Small Business, taxpayer bill of rights, entrepreneur, CE summits, income sprinkling, CRA service standards, proprietor, Stefanie Keller, year-end, small business consultation, Chamber of Commerce
As year-end approaches, financial professionals continue to give mixed reviews on whether or not Canada’s tax system is improving – particularly for the business community. To address these concerns, the CRA has announced a new initiative called Serving You Better, and is requesting consultation from financial professionals and owners of small and medium-sized businesses.

Constructive Listening to Engage Culturally Diverse Clients

Posted in: Strategic Thinking
Many of your future clients and associates may not be Canadian-born, but reaching out to all populations and cultures can help you scale up your business, and make an important contribution to Canadian progressivity. What are the best practices to succeed in engaging clients within your diverse client-base? Daniel Collison will explore this important issue at DAC, Nov. 11-14 in Quebec City.

Education: The Secret to Joining the Millionaires’ Club

By: Evelyn Jacks Posted in: Strategic Thinking, High Net Worth, investment, global wealth, low income, 1%, wealthy, rich, millionaire's club, wealth accumulation
Global wealth is on the rise. Over the past decade, it’s increased by 27 percent*; and estimates show that by 2022, global median wealth will grow to $341 trillion USD, with the number of millionaires worldwide totaling 44 million,** a 22 percent increase from today. Remaining in the market since the financial crisis ten years ago has been prosperous for many investors – but how can average Canadians join the growing millionaires’ club?

Graduates in the News: Wayne Blackmere

By : Knowledge Bureau Staff Posted in: Strategic Thinking, tax services specialist, distinguished financial advisor, DFA, Graduates in the news, grads in the news, Nancy Folliott, designates, students, Wayne Blackmere, Death of a Taxpayer
“When a company invests in employee training and development, employees feel valued and appreciated. I am thrilled to offer extra learning opportunities to my employees through the Knowledge Bureau,” says Wayne Blackmere, DFA - Tax Services Specialist and Liberty Tax Franchise Owner.