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U.S. Repatriation Tax Is Hitting Canadians Hard: Are Your Clients Affected?

Posted: June 19, 2018 By : Knowledge Bureau Staff Writers
Posted in: Strategic Thinking, Current Issue, Venture Capital, Financial Literacy, Financial Advisor, knowledge bureau, Evelyn Jacks, distinguished advisor conference, tax courses, Canadian economy, tax education, Canadian business, CE summits, US tax, Trump, IRS, cross-border tax, US tax reform, self-study, repatriation tax, Canadians in the US, Canadians abroad, Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, shareholders in foreighn corporations, Cross boarder Taxation course
Donald Trump’s U.S. tax reforms are having a significant spillover effect north of the border, as many individuals with private businesses in Canada are facing an enormous tax bills in the U.S. If your client base includes any corporation in which a U.S. shareholder controls at least 10 percent of the voting rights or value, you need to know the details of this punitive measure.

CRA to Send Instalment Payment Notices in August: Your Tax Remittance Options

Posted: June 19, 2018 By : Knowledge Bureau Staff Writers
Posted in: Strategic Thinking, Current Issue, Financial Literacy, CRA, self-employed, Canada Revenue Agency, tax services specialist, Small Business, tax courses, tax calculators, tax education, proprietor, installment payments, quarterly tax installments, calculating installment tax, tax deadlines in Canada, installment notification
You’re not in the clear yet! In August, the CRA will be notifying individuals who will be required to remit an instalment payment by the September 15 and December 15 deadlines. Even if you weren’t required to make an instalment payment on June 15 or earlier this year, you might still be subject to paying in instalments. This means that now is the time to review whether you need to save throughout the summer for yourself or for the taxman!

Work Stress Kills: Flexible Career Opportunities Benefit Pre-Retirees

Posted: June 19, 2018 By : Knowledge Bureau Staff Writers
Posted in: Strategic Thinking, Current Issue, Financial Literacy, Financial Advisor, self-employed, knowledge bureau, Evelyn Jacks, tax courses, master financial advisor, retirement income, bookkeeping courses, financial education, tax preparer, entrepreneur, tax careers, holistic wealth management, bookkeeping career, online, pre-retirees, work stress, health risks, Retirement services specialist, self-study
Demanding careers and workplace stress can lead to premature death in men with existing health issues, according to a new study, although women seem to fair better. It speaks to the need for financial advisors to sit down with their boomer clients and have a frank talk about how long to work if the couple is serious about living their dream retirement.

Marijuana in the Workplace: Complex Cases that May Dictate the Laws

Posted: June 19, 2018 By : Excerpted from Philippe Richer's blog
Posted in: Strategic Thinking, Current Issue, DAC, knowledge bureau, Evelyn Jacks, entrepreneur, leadership courses, Executive Business Builder Program, marijuana legalization, Business Builder Retreat, leadership issues, cannabis in canada, business law, legal education, employment law, Philippe Richer, TLR Law, Manitoba lawyer, Business Law course
Marijuana use may soon become a factor in the workplace but the issues aren’t all so black and white for employers who will have to address them. Here’s more from Philippe Richer about a complex leadership issue that will challenge you as marijuana legalization is looming.

Advisors Lack Holistic Planning Focus: 50% of Future Clients Will Demand It

Posted: June 19, 2018 By : Knowledge Bureau Staff Writers
Posted in: Strategic Thinking, Current Issue, Financial Advisor, knowledge bureau, Evelyn Jacks, Small Business, distinguished advisor conference, digital age, ce credits, entrepreneur, financial conference, CE summits, artificial intelligence, wealth advisor, leadership courses, investors, leadership development, leadership retreat, Business Builder Retreat, holistic wealth management, business building, value-add, adding value, relationship managaement, A.I., Advanced Family Tax Preparation
A new report demonstrates that many advisors are unprepared to meet the changing demands of their clients, particularly with regards to holistic goal planning in wealth management. This will be among the top things that 50 percent of investors will look for when selecting an advisor by 2022.

People in the News – Aaron Robertson Loved DAC 2017

Posted: June 19, 2018 By : Knowledge Bureau Staff Writers
Posted in: Strategic Thinking, Current Issue, Financial Literacy, DAC, knowledge bureau, Evelyn Jacks, distinguished advisor conference, financial advisors, ce credits, tax advisors, financial education, Quebec City, financial conferences Canadian conferences, networking events, Aaron Robertson, Alitis Investment Counsel
It’s time to register for the 2018 Distinguished Advisor Conference in Quebec City and make it your conference this year! Aaron Robertson from Alitis Investment Counsel was already thinking about making it his after last year’s event. Hear what he had to say and join us.