Succession Planning: It Hinges on Leadership Development

By : Knowledge Bureau Writing Staff Posted in: Strategic Thinking, knowledge bureau, succession planning, Evelyn Jacks, retirement planning, Small Business, retirement income, entrepreneur, Executive Business Builder Program, leadership training, business courses, online education, leadership development, intergenerational transfer, proprietor
As Canadian baby boomers retire, it’s been estimated that $10 Trillion in small-business assets will change hands in Canada over the course of a decade*. We’re entering the peak point of this transition, according to economic forecasting, between now and 2025. Canadian business owners, in particular, have a lot to lose, if their succession planning is left on the back burner:  their retirement security.

Avoid Tax Traps: Estimate Your 2018 Taxes Due

By : Knowledge Bureau Writing Staff Posted in: Strategic Thinking, tax preparation, knowledge bureau, Evelyn Jacks, income tax estimator, tax calculator, Small Business, tax courses, entrepreneur, CRA penalties, online education, overdue taxes, late filing, proprietors, free tax calculator
The June 15 tax filing deadline for proprietorships is just around the corner.  But, there’s another problem soon to befall delinquent taxpayers:  the tax collector is coming if you haven’t paid up, and you can expect a “no excuses” approach.

Staying Prosperous: Market Performance Outstrips Government Transfers

By: Evelyn Jacks Posted in: Strategic Thinking
Significant gains in transfer payments combined with good market income growth translated into an increase in median income for Canadian households, to $57,000 in the period 2000 to 2016. There is a message in the numbers for pre-retirees, and in particular women: be proactive about tax-efficient investing now or risk poverty in retirement.

The Impact of Change: Retirement Planning Services Must Evolve

By : Knowledge Bureau Staff Writers Posted in: Strategic Thinking, Financial Literacy, knowledge bureau, Evelyn Jacks, retirement planning, Tax Reforms, tax courses, retirement income, CPP, wealth management, tax changes, income splitting, financial education, financial workshops, US tax, cross-border tax, healthcare costs
The transformation of the CPP, new income splitting rules for family business and more are changing the retirement planning game, and a new study shows that clients find the most value when their tax or financial advisors make retirement-related services a priority.

Still Confused About CPP? Understanding Key Changes

By : Margaret Hodgson and Walter Harder Posted in: Strategic Thinking, Financial Literacy, knowledge bureau, Canada Pension Plan, Evelyn Jacks, retirement planning, tax courses, retirement income, CPP, financial education, Walter Harder, online education, maximum CPP contributions, employer CPP contributions, CPP changes, retirement courses, Margaret Hodgson
Understanding CPP changes is something Canadians continue to struggle with. Here is some history, and key guidelines to share with your clients and guide you in leading them towards tax-efficient income planning decisions in 2018 and beyond.

Sneak Peek! Start Your Career Filing Personal Tax Returns

By : Knowledge Bureau Staff Writers Posted in: Strategic Thinking, tax preparation, CRA, tax credits, knowledge bureau, Evelyn Jacks, tax course, tax reform, Morneau, income tax filing, personal income tax, online education, 2018 Budget, preparing tax returns
Now that it’s May, a whole new tax season – 2018 - has begun! It’s prime time to “spring into studies” and enhance your career with knowledge and skills in personal tax consultancy.  Why?  Artificial intelligence and software solutions can’t replace the true value of specialized advice.