New Veterans’ Benefit: Launch Your Financial Sector Career

By : Knowledge Bureau Writing Staff Posted in: Strategic Thinking, Financial Literacy, Financial Advisor, tax credits, knowledge bureau, income tax act, Evelyn Jacks, tax courses, tax advisor, Canadian Armed Forces, financial services, financial education, online education, online campus, Veterans Benefit, Reserve Force, retired military, civilian careers, Canadian Army Veterans' Education and Training benefit, careers, tax careers
Are you a Canadian army veteran looking for your next career opportunity? The new Veterans' Education and Training Benefit supports your educational pursuits in the tax and financial services.  Knowledge Bureau courses and programs are eligible, and convenient: available online for continuous intake, 24/7. They provide new credentials for skills that are in high demand.

Poll Results: Budget 2018 Misses the Mark

By : Knowledge Bureau Writing Staff Posted in: Strategic Thinking, Financial Literacy, knowledge bureau, Evelyn Jacks, federal budget, tax courses, financial advisors, income splitting, tax advisors, financial education, small business tax, CE summits, Liberal government, Morneau, online courses, financial workshops, passive investment income, budget 2018, online campus
According to Knowledge Bureau’s March poll results, financial professionals agree that Budget 2018 misses the mark. Why do tax and financial advisors believe that simplicity and fairness, in particular, were not addressed, and what impact does this have on the services you provide?

People in the News: KB Course Author Jenifer Bartman on CBC Business Panel

By : Knowledge Bureau Writing Staff Posted in: Strategic Thinking, Financial Literacy, knowledge bureau, Evelyn Jacks, Small Business, distinguished advisor conference, economic trends, financial education, entrepreneur, business development, leadership, leadership courses, Executive Business Builder Program, online education, online campus, business news, CBC, Business Panel, Jenifer Bartman, building business founcations, leadership retreat
Knowledge Bureau is thrilled to announce that faculty member Jenifer Bartman, who will be a guest lecturer on the November CE Summit Tour, is appearing as a regular panelist on the CBC News Network Weekend Business Panel.

Tax Tip: What’s Deductible When Interest Rates Rise?

By: Evelyn Jacks By : Posted in: Strategic Thinking, Financial Literacy, CRA, knowledge bureau, Canada Revenue Agency, Bank of canada, Evelyn Jacks, tax courses, inflation, prescribed interest rates, financial education, financial courses, online courses, online education, online campus, overdue taxes, interest rate increase, CRA deadline
With the prescribed interest rate doubling to 2% as of April 1, there will be a significant impact on Canadians who face overdue tax balances with the CRA.  It follows that understanding what interest costs are deductible and which are not, is of new interest.  This subject is one that qualified tax and financial advisors will be prepared to discuss with clients as we tee up for the busiest month of tax season.

Mortgage Stress Tests: What’s the Impact to Home Owners?

By: Evelyn Jacks By : Posted in: Strategic Thinking, Financial Literacy, knowledge bureau, interest rates, Bank of canada, Evelyn Jacks, real estate, tax education, financial education, mortgage rates, mortgage stress test, online education, Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions, OSFI, home buyer roles, mortgage down payment, mortgage lenders, buying a home, home financing
Buying a home this spring or approaching a mortgage renewal? May is the busiest time of year for real estate transactions, and you will want to see your tax and financial advisor to discuss the implications of the new mortgage rules and rising interest rates on your after-tax earnings.

Stories from the Field: CRA Service Standards Make Progress

By : Knowledge Bureau Staff Posted in: Strategic Thinking, Financial Literacy, knowledge bureau, Evelyn Jacks, income tax, tax courses, financial advisors, tax advisors, financial education, tax preparers, tax benefits, CRA audits, online education, Parliamentary Budget Officer, child tax benefits, claiming eligible dependents, CRA service standaards, tax claims after separation, tax claims after divorce, CRA customer support File My Return
Have the CRA’s service standards improved? Reports from tax professionals and their clients show progress this tax season. However, in light of increased audit activity, diligence and thorough documentation remain necessary - as this story from the field demonstrates – or you risk major financial consequences.