CRA Starts Tracking Tax Cheats by Fingerprinting April 1, 2017

By: Evelyn Jacks Posted in: Breaking News
It’s no April Fool’s joke:  fingerprints of convicted tax cheats will be recorded in the Canadian Police Information Database (CPID), and accessible by Canadian police and border guards as well as some foreign agencies including the US Homeland Security department starting April 1, 2017.

Federal and Provincial Budget Changes Begin

By : By Evelyn Jacks and Walter Harder Posted in: Breaking News
The federal government has announced that the 2017 federal budget will be delivered on March 22.  However, this week, a change related to mineral tax credits was already announced; as well, some provinces are going ahead with their budget announcement dates; most recently Manitoba.

Spotlight on Canadian Financial Authors: Rick Atkinson

By : Rick Atkinson Posted in: Breaking News
In Canada’s 150th year, Knowledge Bureau is pleased to put the spotlight on Canadian Financial Authors and celebrate Financial Advice at the Crossroads of Change at DAC Nov 5-8 in Kelowna.  This week:  Rick Atkinson discusses:  WHY SEASONALITY MATTERS WHEN YOU RETIRE

Distinguished Advisor Conference, Nov 5-8 in Kelowna: Financial Trivia Contest

By : Knowledge Bureau Staff Posted in: Breaking News
Enter this month’s skill-testing financial trivia question to win a free registration to the DAC in Kelowna, where this year’s theme will be: CANADA 150: Financial Advice at the Crossroads of Change.

Tax Efficient Rip – The Key Is the Marriage of Two Precious Skills

By : Knowledge Bureau Staff Posted in: Breaking News
To marry tax and financial planning competencies is a critical key to success for professionals working with Boomers.  They are interested not only in how to fund income requirements into their future, but also in continuing to accumulate savings while preserving, growing and transitioning wealth tax efficiently to the next generation.

Retirement, Estate and Cross-Border Planning After the Federal Budget

By : Knowledge Bureau Staff Posted in: Breaking News
If you are working as a professional in the tax, bookkeeping or financial services, it is critical to know the upcoming federal budget changes and their effect on personal, corporate and cross border planning in 2017, 2018 and beyond.