People in the News

By : Knowledge Bureau Staff Posted in: Breaking News
A Referral that Really Paid Off:  Chris Valentine, ON,  Master Financial Advisor:

Life Purpose

By : Knowledge Bureau Staff Posted in: Breaking News
“We cannot hold a torch to light another’s path without brightening our own.”  Ben Sweetland

What Expenses Can Commission Salespeople Claim?

By: Evelyn Jacks Posted in: Strategic Thinking
Employees who earn their living negotiating contracts for their employers or selling on commission may claim certain itemized sales expenses.  In all cases, however, receipt keeping is key; as is the availability of employer-signed Form T2200 Declaration of Conditions of Employment in case of audit.

Pre-Budget Analysis: Finance Canada Priorities

By: Evelyn Jacks Posted in: Strategic Thinking
A Federal budget date is expected soon after Prime Minister Trudeau and Finance Minister Morneau return from this week’s meetings with the new U.S. administration.

Understanding Your Credit Score and Credit Worthiness

By : Marcia Elaschuk, DFA-Bookkeeping Services Specialist Posted in: Strategic Thinking
Which Canadian age group has the best credit scores?  Which has the worst?  What is yours and how can you improve it?  Knowing what is in your credit report is important.  If you have a poor credit history, it could be harder for you to get a credit card or a loan.  It could even affect your ability to rent a house or get hired for a job.

Cross Border Tax Changes for 2017

By : Knowledge Bureau Staff Posted in: Strategic Thinking
Several new tax filing changes should be noted by advisors working with Canadians who have assets in the United States or U. S. citizens living in Canada.