Canada’s Competitiveness: Managing Cross-Border Taxation

By : Knowledge Bureau Staff Posted in: Strategic Thinking, Financial Literacy, knowledge bureau, Evelyn Jacks, Tax Reforms, tax courses, distinguished financial advisor, Canadian economy, tax education, cross border taxation, entrepreneur, CE summits, Morneau, budget 2018, online campus, Canadian Competitiveness, US Tax Reforms, Trump small Business, foreign operated business
Canada’s workplace is changing and not just on our vast, thawing land. Home-based workers are able to earn their living around the globe, and despite uncertainty, the benefits offered by recent U.S. tax reforms are attractive to Canadian businesses and professionals seeking more competitive environments. For these reasons, May 15 is an important date.

Leadership Discussion: What’s Your Stance on Legalized Workplace Cannabis Use?

By : Knowledge Bureau Staff Posted in: Strategic Thinking, knowledge bureau, Evelyn Jacks, entrepreneur, Morneau, marijuana legalization, courses for entrepreneurs, budget 2018, leadership development, business development courses, leadership retreat, corporate culture, cannabis legalization, recreational drugs, employee culture, workplace issues, business retreat, business workships, business networking, Quebec City conferences, business builder
Cannabis is already on the mind of tax and financial advisors due to its inclusion in Budget 2018 and its pending legalization and accompanying taxation. But that isn’t all you should be thinking about, as it triggers an essential and controversial leadership discussion – what’s tolerable in the workplace?

Travel for Medical Care? Claim Your Deductions

By : Knowledge Bureau Staff Posted in: Strategic Thinking, tax preparation, Financial Literacy, knowledge bureau, Evelyn Jacks, tax services specialist, Medical expenses, tax filing, tax courses, tax education, financial education, CE summits, online courses, financial workshops, online campus, medical claims, medical travel, vehicle rates, simplified method claims
Do you have clients who travelled to another city for medical care in 2017, but failed to keep receipts?  It pays to do a little research to maximize their claims. In fact, they don’t need to miss out on the medical expense savings, if you use the simplified method to file.  Here are the rules:

Found Money: How Filing an Accurate T1 Pays Off

By: Evelyn Jacks Posted in: Strategic Thinking, tax preparation, Tax Planning, Financial Literacy, Financial Planning, CRA, knowledge bureau, Canada Revenue Agency, tax returns, Evelyn Jacks, tax filing, tax audit, tax courses, tax advisor, tax education, T4, online education, tax receipts, proof of income, Personal Net Worth statement, T1 tax returns
For many Canadians filing a tax return is the most important financial transaction of the year. Getting the best tax refund is important: not only will it put more of the money you previously earned back in your own pocket, your refund can make at least some of your cash flow and retirement worries go away. Here’s how:

Tuition Rebate Programs Diminishing: What Can You Claim?

By : Knowledge Bureau Staff Posted in: Strategic Thinking, tax preparation, Financial Literacy, tax credits, knowledge bureau, Evelyn Jacks, federal budget, tax courses, tax deductions, tax education, tuition credits, online courses, budget 2018, online campus, education credits, education benefits, education and training credits, student tax deductions
Use them before you lose them! That’s the message for parents and post-secondary education students filing 2017 tax returns who are looking for provincial tuition fee rebate programs to reduce student expenses. This is especially so, since the federal education and textbook credits have been cancelled. But the tuition rebate programs are diminishing, too.