Leadership Development: Team Culture and the Role of Ethics

By : Knowledge Bureau Staff Posted in: Strategic Thinking, Evelyn Jacks, Small Business, entrepreneur, business development, leadership, Executive Business Builder Program, Joanne Sigurdson, ethical leadership, business culture, hiring staff, diversity in business
Leadership matters.  Your team depends on yours; so do your clients.  A couple of weeks ago, we featured a story on how the components of ethical leadership can be applied to individual leadership styles. It received great traction on the Executive Business Builders Network.  Please chime in this week.

People in the News - Siegfried Merten, MFA Achieves International Recognition

By : Knowledge Bureau Staff Posted in: Strategic Thinking, Financial Literacy, knowledge bureau, German Pension Taxation, tax courses, master financial advisor, tax education, Siegfried Merten, online education, cross-border taxation, German tax, Canadian-German tax, double taxation, retirees, Clearance Certificate, Tax return processing
We salute the outstanding achievements of Siegfried Merten, Master Financial Advisor (MFA), who has been recognized internationally for his work in the avoidance of double taxation for retired Canadians.

Federal Budget 2018: Liberals to Unveil It on February 27, 2018

By : Knowledge Bureau Staff Posted in: Strategic Thinking, Financial Literacy, knowledge bureau, Evelyn Jacks, Small Business, federal budget, tax courses, income splitting, tax education, entrepreneur, Liberal government, Morneau, unfair tax changes, online education, middle class, income tax changes, passive investment income, income tax credits
February promises to go out like a lion with yesterday’s announcement that the 2018 budget will be unveiled on February 27, 2018. It’s interesting timing. Other important milestones: CRA starts processing 2017 tax returns on February 26, the T4/T5 tax slip deadline is on February 28 and the RRSP filing deadline is March 1.

Tax Season 2018: Refunds Won’t Flow Before End of February

By: Evelyn Jacks Posted in: Strategic Thinking, tax preparation, Financial Literacy, knowledge bureau, tax returns, Evelyn Jacks, tax filing, tax courses, tax deductions, tax education, financial education, tax refunds
Filing a tax return is the first, and often most important, financial transaction of the year for millions of Canadians. What’s different in 2018? For starters, the government is hanging on to early filers’ refunds longer than ever. With last year’s average tax refund clocking in at just over $1,735, that’s a big deposit that cash-strapped Canadians don’t have for their RRSP or TFSA deposit.

Poll Results: No Sympathetic Ears for Non-Compliant Taxpayers

By : Knowledge Bureau Staff Posted in: Strategic Thinking, tax preparation, Financial Literacy, CRA, knowledge bureau, Canada Revenue Agency, Evelyn Jacks, tax filing, tax courses, financial advisors, tax advisors, financial education, online courses, online education, tax payers, non-compliant tax payers, tax audits
The verdict is out on non-compliant taxpayers: 87% of Knowledge Bureau readers gave a big thumbs down on putting themselves at risk by tolerating bad behaviors by taxpayers. Given the changes to the Voluntary Disclosures Program, starting March 1, 2018, so has the CRA.