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Child Benefit Enhancements: Government Improves Access to Social Benefits

Posted: May 22, 2018 By: Evelyn Jacks
Posted in: Strategic Thinking, Current Issue, Financial Literacy, tax credits, knowledge bureau, tax returns, Evelyn Jacks, financial education, tax benefits, social benefits, Canada Child Benefit, online education
The Canada Child Benefit (CCB) will increase this July for families that filed a 2017 tax return. However, the requirement to file a tax return is just one of the reasons why thousands of Canadians can’t access these generous, tax free benefits. The government will soon spend more on awareness; but the tax and financial services community can assist, too.

Leave Your Legacy: A Gift to Family

Posted: May 22, 2018 By : Rick Atkinson
Posted in: Strategic Thinking, Current Issue, knowledge bureau, Evelyn Jacks, retirement planning, retirement planning courses, retirement income, wealth management, legacy, holistic retirement services, Strategies for Retireing Right, Rick Atkinson
Father’s Day is coming up soon, and it’s a time to make and share memories. Wouldn’t it be a  wonderful gesture to start a new tradition:  to leave not only a financial legacy to the ones you love, but also the gift of family history at a time like this?  Financial advisors can encourage families to do so, as part of their retirement and legacy planning.

The Middle Class Is Shrinking: Your Expert Advice Is Needed

Posted: May 22, 2018 By : Knowledge Bureau Writing Staff
Posted in: Strategic Thinking, Current Issue, knowledge bureau, gender equality, Evelyn Jacks, federal budget, ce credits, financial education, Morneau, Canada Child Benefit, financial workshops, middle class, Dean Smith, C. Russell Vert, Canada Workers benefit, diversity, poverty
One major goal of the 2018 federal budget was to strengthen the middle class which keeps shrinking in Canada. There is meaningful opportunity for tax and financial advisors to do the work necessary to help their middle clients and improve Canada’s economic future in the process.

Sneak Peek! Add Tax Consultancy to Your Services

Posted: May 22, 2018 By : Knowledge Bureau Writing Staff
Posted in: Strategic Thinking, Current Issue, tax preparation, OAS, tax credits, knowledge bureau, Evelyn Jacks, tax filing, investment income, tax courses, CPP, employment deductions, tax education, tax software, online education, intermediate tax preparation, dependents
As the owner-manager of a thriving tax preparation, bookkeeping, accounting or financial services practice, your future success is dependent upon the knowledge and skills of your team, especially with technological advances. It's time to go beyond the basics and learn more about providing tax consultancy services. The newly updated Intermediate Personal Tax Preparation can help!

Succession Planning: It Hinges on Leadership Development

Posted: May 22, 2018 By : Knowledge Bureau Writing Staff
Posted in: Strategic Thinking, Current Issue, knowledge bureau, succession planning, Evelyn Jacks, retirement planning, Small Business, retirement income, entrepreneur, Executive Business Builder Program, leadership training, business courses, online education, leadership development, intergenerational transfer, proprietor
As Canadian baby boomers retire, it’s been estimated that $10 Trillion in small-business assets will change hands in Canada over the course of a decade*. We’re entering the peak point of this transition, according to economic forecasting, between now and 2025. Canadian business owners, in particular, have a lot to lose, if their succession planning is left on the back burner:  their retirement security.

Avoid Tax Traps: Estimate Your 2018 Taxes Due

Posted: May 22, 2018 By : Knowledge Bureau Writing Staff
Posted in: Strategic Thinking, Current Issue, tax preparation, knowledge bureau, Evelyn Jacks, income tax estimator, tax calculator, Small Business, tax courses, entrepreneur, CRA penalties, online education, overdue taxes, late filing, proprietors, free tax calculator
The June 15 tax filing deadline for proprietorships is just around the corner.  But, there’s another problem soon to befall delinquent taxpayers:  the tax collector is coming if you haven’t paid up, and you can expect a “no excuses” approach.