Poll Results: Delays in Refund Processing has a Negative Impact

Posted in: Strategic Thinking, Financial Literacy, CRA, Financial Advisor, knowledge bureau, Canada Revenue Agency, tax returns, Evelyn Jacks, tax filing, Alan Rowell, tax courses, efile, tax preparer, tax refunds, online education, The Accounting Place
CRA started processing refunds later than in the past this year, on February 26.  We asked Knowledge Bureau Report readers what they thought of that, given that refunds would now be delayed into March.  The good news is that the CRA does seem to be abiding by the ten-business-day turnaround promised.

Business Growth & Development: The Important Role of Accountants

By : Knowledge Bureau Staff Posted in: Strategic Thinking, Financial Literacy, knowledge bureau, Evelyn Jacks, Accounting, tax courses, financial education, business development, accounting courses, business growth, online education, small business accountant
Are you a small-business owner thinking about hiring a highly qualified bookkeeper? Or perhaps you are thinking about expanding your own skills and credentials to handle your own financial matters better in house? Getting your business affairs and tax information in order is very important as CRA is clamping down with increased audit activities these days. 

Dr. Michael Graham: Wisdoms from the Street

Posted in: Strategic Thinking, Financial Literacy, knowledge bureau, Evelyn Jacks, federal budget, tax courses, finance minister, tax education, finance canada, financial education, Canadian small business, stock market, 2018 Federal Budget, Moreneau, online education, online campus, US taxation, US tax cuts, Dr Michael Graham
Guest columnist Dr. Michael Graham, two-time guest lecturer at Knowledge Bureau’s Distinguished Advisor Conference, muses about the economic and political volatility of the day and what Canadian investors can expect as March gathers steam, post-federal budget.  Early registration for this year’s outstanding 15th Anniversary DAC is March 15 – RSVP now.

DAC: The Changing Face of Community–Collaboration with Impact

By: Evelyn Jacks Posted in: Strategic Thinking, Tax Planning, Financial Literacy, DAC, Conference, Wealth planning, knowledge bureau, Evelyn Jacks, distinguished advisor conference, online courses, economic policy, demographic needs
DAC is Canada’s pre-eminent educational event for the top wealth advisors in the tax and financial services. As an industry and as individuals lucky enough to live in Canada, it’s a great time to work “above our privilege” - that is, to set higher goals, improve services and to give back more in mentorship and engagement to a new client base with vastly different demands of their tax and financial advisors.

Tax Tip: Avoid Clawback of Your EI Benefits

By: Evelyn Jacks Posted in: Strategic Thinking, Financial Literacy, knowledge bureau, Evelyn Jacks, rrsp, tax courses, employment insurance, financial education, online education, employment benefits, EI Benefits, clawback, EI repayment, layoff, Ontario EI
Are you a high-income earner—perhaps an executive, or seasonal construction or oil rig worker—who may  suffer a loss of employment?  For the 2017 tax year, the base amount for EI repayment is $64,125.  The amount is indexed year over year and if you get caught with income over this, you’ll likely be unpleasantly surprised when you file your 2017 return .  Here’s why: