Tax Season 2018: Refunds Won’t Flow Before End of February

By: Evelyn Jacks Posted in: Strategic Thinking, tax preparation, Financial Literacy, knowledge bureau, tax returns, Evelyn Jacks, tax filing, tax courses, tax deductions, tax education, financial education, tax refunds
Filing a tax return is the first, and often most important, financial transaction of the year for millions of Canadians. What’s different in 2018? For starters, the government is hanging on to early filers’ refunds longer than ever. With last year’s average tax refund clocking in at just over $1,735, that’s a big deposit that cash-strapped Canadians don’t have for their RRSP or TFSA deposit.

Poll Results: No Sympathetic Ears for Non-Compliant Taxpayers

By : Knowledge Bureau Staff Posted in: Strategic Thinking, tax preparation, Financial Literacy, CRA, knowledge bureau, Canada Revenue Agency, Evelyn Jacks, tax filing, tax courses, financial advisors, tax advisors, financial education, online courses, online education, tax payers, non-compliant tax payers, tax audits
The verdict is out on non-compliant taxpayers: 87% of Knowledge Bureau readers gave a big thumbs down on putting themselves at risk by tolerating bad behaviors by taxpayers. Given the changes to the Voluntary Disclosures Program, starting March 1, 2018, so has the CRA.

Happy Valentine’s Day: Give Yourself Some Love with the Gift of Education

By : Knowledge Bureau Staff Posted in: Strategic Thinking, Financial Literacy, knowledge bureau, Evelyn Jacks, tax courses, financial education, professional development, adult education, online courses, online education
What is the future of human work when robos are coming on so strongly?  Studies show that lifelong learning is essential for personal and professional development and in fact, that university students need to be ready to “re-skill” the moment they graduate. This from The Future of Jobs report, published by the World Economic Forum.

Small Business Owners Speak Up: Taking Control During Tax Reform Uncertainty

By : Knowledge Bureau Staff Posted in: Strategic Thinking, Financial Literacy, CRA, knowledge bureau, Evelyn Jacks, Small Business, distinguished advisor conference, tax courses, tax changes, financial education, tax reform, entrepreneur, CE summits, tax proposals, business owners, Morneau, online courses, online education, 2018 Budget
Small business owners are taking note: small business tax reforms are here to stay, the news is not good, and they are not happy about it. In fact, some are taking drastic actions, at the peril of Canada’s local economies.

How to Claim Your Sick Spouse or Child as a Dependant

By: Evelyn Jacks Posted in: Strategic Thinking, Financial Literacy, knowledge bureau, Evelyn Jacks, tax courses, tax deductions, financial education, online education, Canada Caregiver Credit, CCC, tax credits for infirm and disabled, Canadian disability credits, spousal amounts, tax credits for dependants, eligible dependant, common-law tax credits
The Canada Caregiver Credit, or CCC, is by far the most complicated provision on the 2017 tax return. In this last article of our series, we’ll give you some true-to-life examples of how to claim it for your loved ones who may be suffering an infirmity.