People in the News

By : Knowledge Bureau Staff Posted in: Breaking News
Bring Your Relations with Customers to a Higher Level - Rick Green, Master Financial Advisor, AB

Life Purpose

By : Knowledge Bureau Staff Posted in: Breaking News
"Happiness is not in the mere possession of money; it lies in the joy of achievement, in the thrill of creative effort." Franklin D. Roosevelt

Are Legal Fees Paid to Collect Severance Tax Deductible?

By : Knowledge Bureau Staff Posted in: Strategic Thinking
Leaving a job can be a painful experience if it’s not your idea.  Often legal challenges erupt. That can be costly. . .but can the CRA provide any relief when legal fees skyrocket?

Uber Drivers and Salespeople: Claiming Automobiles is Tricky

By: Evelyn Jacks Posted in: Strategic Thinking
What do commissioned sales people and Uber drivers have in common?  They each will want to know the difference between an automobile, a passenger vehicle and a motor vehicle, especially if they are keen on claiming all the deductions possible against their income this tax season.  Especially when using a car for salaried work, commission sales or self-employment, it pays to file an audit-proof return, as these claims are often audited.

New Rules for Principal Residences Held in Trusts

By: Walter Harder Posted in: Strategic Thinking
Along with the sweeping changes to require individuals to report the disposition of their principal residences after 2015, changes to the rules for trusts that own property that is the principal residence of a beneficiary have also changed.  Be prepared to discuss changes in eligibility and to get valuations of property done now.

Poll Results: Raising RRSP Lower Limit Draws Thoughtful Response

By : Knowledge Bureau Staff Posted in: Strategic Thinking
Seventy two percent of the responders agree that the 18% limitation restricting contributions to an RRSP should be raised for lower income earners. However, there were several varying opinions on how this should be done and what else could be affected.  Below are some of the comments shared by voters: