Tax Audit Practices: Small-Business Owners Need Financial Education

By : Knowledge Bureau Staff Posted in: Strategic Thinking, CRA, knowledge bureau, Canada Revenue Agency, Evelyn Jacks, Small Business, Bookkeeping, tax courses, tax changes, financial education, tax software, tax reform, entrepreneur, accounting courses, income tax returns, online education, small business statistics, department of labour, labour report, audit, payroll courses
Small businesses in Canada are responsible for employing 8.2 million Canadians, which is 70.5 percent (1) of the total labour force. Recent tax changes are impacting small-business owners, their families, and the middle-class population in general, significantly.  It’s time to take control with broader, deeper tax knowledge.

Let’s Collaborate: Get in on the DAC 2018 Agenda

By : Knowledge Bureau Staff Posted in: Strategic Thinking, DAC, Financial Advisor, knowledge bureau, Evelyn Jacks, distinguished advisor conference, tax courses, tax advisor, tax deductions, online courses, financial conferences, Canadian conferences, online education, charitable deductions, philanthropy, Quebec conferences
Knowledge Bureau’s annual Distinguished Advisor Conference (DAC) will be taking place in beautiful Quebec City from November 11-14, 2018. The theme is “Changing the Face of Community – Collaboration with Impact.” We would love to hear what this means to you, and what you’d like to see in our compelling sessions at this pre-eminent educational event.

Mark Your Calendars: Post-Budget Analysis for Canada and the U.S.

By : Knowledge Bureau Staff Posted in: Strategic Thinking, CRA, knowledge bureau, Canada Revenue Agency, Evelyn Jacks, tax courses, tax education, tax reform, online courses, financial conferences, Canadian conferences, tax workshops, cross-border taxation, US tax, Dean Smith
Knowledge Bureau is pleased to announce that its next professional development days - the CE Summits -  will held May 29 to June 6 in Winnipeg, Calgary, Vancouver, and Toronto. Featuring special guest Dean Smith of Cadesky Tax, who will join Evelyn Jacks to discuss post-budget tax reforms in Canada and the U.S.

Tax Tip: A New Tax Credit for Infirm Children

By: Evelyn Jacks Posted in: Strategic Thinking
Last week we discussed a new Canada Caregiver’s Credit (CCC) for spouses and eligible dependants who can be claimed as “equivalent to spouse.” But did you know that you can now make a new claim if you are a caregiver of a dependent minor or adult child who is infirm? It’s possible under the revamped Canada Caregiver Credit.

Tax Reforms: An Opportunity to Contribute to Financial Literacy

By: Evelyn Jacks Posted in: Strategic Thinking
Some things never change: like their U.S. counterparts, Canadian taxpayers once again find themselves in the midst of tax reforms. The current one has been released in dribs and drabs, strategically in the just before or during holiday periods and with very short consultation periods. Should you be concerned?

The Rising Costs of Elder Care: Tax Relief Helps

By : Knowledge Bureau Staff Posted in: Strategic Thinking, knowledge bureau, Evelyn Jacks, disability tax credit, tax courses, retirement savings, financial education, online education, eldercare, healthcare, senior falls, retirement management, caregivers in Canada, claims for medical expenses, Canada Caregiver Credit, online course
According to Statistics Canada, falls by seniors are the leading cause of injury-related hospitalizations in Canada. CBC reports that the number of Canadian seniors requiring continuing care will rise by 71 percent by 2026, adding more pressure to an over-burdened healthcare sector, and increased financial pressure on family and volunteer caregivers. Planning and proactivity can help at tax time.