Year-End Tips for Taxpayers with Severance Packages

By: Evelyn Jacks Posted in: Strategic Thinking, Real Wealth Management, Tax Planning, knowledge bureau, Evelyn Jacks, tax tips, retirement planning, rrsp, tax courses, retirement income, financial education, severance packages, year-end planning, termination payment, eligible allowances, ineligible allowances
Have you or any of your clients received a pink slip or early retirement package? There is some tax planning to consider doing before saying farewell to the world of work.

Has CRA Stepped Up Audit Activities on Average Canadians?

By : Knowledge Bureau Staff Posted in: Strategic Thinking, CRA, knowledge bureau, Evelyn Jacks, Knowledge Bureau poll, poll, november poll
Knowledge Bureau’s November Poll asks you to weigh in on the level of audit activity being experienced across Canada, amidst reports of delays and other service-related problems at CRA, like those experienced by single mom, Marcia Peel, who is still waiting for her Canada Child Benefit after 6 months and $700 in legal fees.

Post-Secondary Education Offers a Brighter Future for Young Adults

By : Knowledge Bureau Staff Posted in: Strategic Thinking, knowledge bureau, statistics canada, Evelyn Jacks, tax courses, financial education, post-secondary education, continuing education, Insights on Canadian Society, employment statistics, education statistics, high school education, employment rate, Diploma programs, entry-level careers, job hunting, employment opportunities, career development
Sadly, the gap between the least and most educated in our society is growing. In 2016 young males without a high school diploma had an employment rate of 67 percent compared with 89 percent for a university-educated man; the employment rate for women with less than a high school diploma was 41 percent versus 84 percent for those with a university degree.

Build a Business, Eliminate Job Dissatisfaction

By : Knowledge Bureau Staff Posted in: Strategic Thinking, knowledge bureau, statistics canada, Evelyn Jacks, Small Business, tax courses, financial education, professional development, entrepreneur, business development, leadership courses, Executive Business Builder Program, work-life balance, job satisfaction, self-employed Canadians, job opportunities, starting a business, building a business, business courses
Attaining work-life balance and overall job satisfaction seems out of reach for a percentage of Canadians, according to Statistics Canada. Embracing new opportunities for personal and professional development is the key to reaching these goals.

People in the News: Reader Comments on Tax Reform

By : Knowledge Bureau Staff Posted in: Strategic Thinking, knowledge bureau, Evelyn Jacks, income tax, tax courses, tax changes, tax education, finance canada, tax reform, tax proposals, Liberal government, Morneau, unfair tax changes, small business taxation, Klaus Theyer
At Knowledge Bureau, we love to receive feedback from our readers. Klaus Theyer of Exact Tax Services commented on thought leadership about recent federal tax changes.  Here’s what he said:

Analysis of Tax Reforms to Passive Investment Income

By : Knowledge Bureau Staff Posted in: Strategic Thinking, Tax Planning, Financial Literacy, Federal Government, knowledge bureau, Evelyn Jacks, tax courses, financial education, tax reform, small business tax, tax proposals, Liberal government, Morneau, Minister of Finance, passive investment, Parliamentary Budget Office, PBO, corporate investment income, tax consultations
Breaking news from Ottawa: The Parliamentary Budget Officer (PBO to follow-up on The Minister of Finance’s July 18 proposals, releasing a new report on November 23.