Graduates in the News: Lilian da Silva

By : Knowledge Bureau Staff Posted in: Strategic Thinking, tax preparation, Financial Literacy, CRA, knowledge bureau, Evelyn Jacks, bookkeeping course, ce credits, tax education, financial education, entrepreneur, online education, Bookkeeping for Small Business, Nancy Folliott, financial statements
Entrepreneur Lilian da Silva of Cambridge, Ontario is a recent graduate of two Knowledge Bureau’s courses, Bookkeeping for Small Business and Advanced Payroll for Small Business. She is so excited about her future, and ready to start her third course for her first diploma. Here’s her story:

Tax Enforcement: Are Subjective Views Helpful?

By: Evelyn Jacks Posted in: Strategic Thinking, CRA, capital gains, knowledge bureau, taxing the rich, Evelyn Jacks, income tax, Canadian economy, tax literacy, tax education, CE summits, CRA audits, CRA workers, 1%, top personal income tax rate, corporate tax rates, capital gains taxes, fair taxation, equal taxation, Business Tax Services Specialist
The results of a mid-month survey of CRA tax auditors by the Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada (PIPSC) highlight the challenges of keeping Canada’s tax system fair for all. One of them is the easy headlines that pit one group of taxpayers – generally the “wealthy” - against another. But a deeper read of the survey uncovers relevant and possibly more purposeful insights.

Caregivers: Tax Literacy Matters

By: Evelyn Jacks Posted in: Strategic Thinking, Medical expenses, disability tax credit, Canada Caregiver Credit, medical deductions, caregiver tax credits, unclaimed tax credits, unclaimed medical expenses
The vast majority of Canadians caring for sick and disabled family members are missing out on lucrative tax assistance and paying for expensive care costs out of pocket, according to a CIBC poll. Worse, only 12 percent of caregivers are accessing available tax deductions, credits, and benefits on their tax returns.

Graduates in the News: Amanda McAskill

By : Knowledge Bureau Staff Posted in: Strategic Thinking, tax preparation, tax courses, bookkeeping courses, leadership, bookkeeper, Bookkeeping for Small Business, Graduates in the news, Amanda McAskill, Nancy Folliott, entrepeneur, Designate, graduate
Entrepreneur Amanda McAskill, of AJM Bookkeeping and Business Services is a recent graduate of Knowledge Bureau’s Bookkeeping for Small Business course. She found herself re-energized by the course, and inspired to tackle her career goals. Here’s her story:

CRA’s File My Return Misses the Mark

By : Beth Graddon Posted in: Strategic Thinking, tax preparation, Financial Literacy, CRA, tax credits, knowledge bureau, Evelyn Jacks, Essential Tax Facts, tax filing, fixed income, distinguished financial advisor, tax course, income tax returns, tax deadlines, low income, File My Return, electronic filing, efiling, Netfile
Nearly 90 percent of Canadians filed their tax returns online this year. Despite this, low adoption rates show that some of the CRA’s automated programs are missing the mark - at least so far - and may be failing to improve the rates of taxpayer filing delinquency.

The Global Population: Fundamentally Financially Illiterate

By : Knowledge Bureau Staff Posted in: Strategic Thinking, tax preparation, Financial Literacy, Debt, economy, knowledge bureau, Evelyn Jacks, Essential Tax Facts, tax filing, tax courses, tax calculators, tax education, financial education, CE summits
How financially literate is the global population? Not very, according to two important reports, and that’s a big problem. There are significant economic consequences to this knowledge gap that underscore why financial education is essential for everyone.