Time to Learn Tax Preparation? Canadian Income Tax is 100 Years Old This Month

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The 100th anniversary of personal income tax is coming up on September 20! On that day in 1917, The Income War Tax Act received Royal Assent, heralding in the first personal income taxes in Canada. Perhaps it’s high time you tackled the challenge and mastered the tax return and all it’s nuances? It’s an investment that could really pay off for you.

People in the News

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Karen Stokowski, a tax professional in Holden, Alta., has this to say about the Distinguished Advisor Conference

Nine in 10 Business and Financial Pros Oppose Morneau’s Tax Proposals

By : Tamar Satov Posted in: Strategic Thinking, Federal Government, Financial Advisor, taxation, knowledge bureau, Evelyn Jacks, income tax, tax evasion, Small Business, Canadian economy, financial education, tax preparer, tax reform, proprietorship, financial planner, wealth manager, proposed tax changes, tax regulation, tax regime, Canadian small business, private business, business owners, tax in Canada, standards of living
Accountants, bookkeepers, financial advisors and business leaders are joining the chorus of dissent against Ottawa’s proposed tax changes affecting private corporations, warning of dire consequences to the Canadian economy if implemented, a Knowledge Bureau survey finds.

Poll Comment of the Month: Canadians Betrayed by Tax Proposals

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We received dozens of thoughtful, well-crafted comments to our August poll on the proposals to tax passive investment income inside a small business corporation at top personal rates. But this “Letter to the Government” submitted by Brad is a must-read.

Back to School Tax Tip: Understand and Use the RESP

By: Evelyn Jacks Posted in: Strategic Thinking, Federal Government, knowledge bureau, Evelyn Jacks, tax tips, RESP, back to school, tax deductions, CESG, post-secondary education, Registered Education Savings Plan, Canada Education Savings Grant, saving for education, tax benefits, Education Assistance Payments, investment earnings, RESP contribution limits, government assistance for education, tuition fees
Did you know that dentistry, pharmacy, medicine and law are the professions with the highest undergraduate tuition fees in Canada, ranging from $10,000 to $18,000 per year? The average tuition fee for all faculties is just under $6,000 a year. With this in mind, most families could find it challenging to fund their family’s lifelong educational needs. The Registered Education Savings Plan (RESP) can help.