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Addressing Unfair Tax Changes, Morneau Makes a Second Attempt at Tax Reform

Posted: October 17, 2017 By: Evelyn Jacks
Posted in: Strategic Thinking, Current Issue , knowledge bureau, Evelyn Jacks, Small Business, Canadian economy, finance minister, income splitting, tax education, financial education, tax reform, entrepreneur, CE summits, Liberal government, Morneau, income sprinkling, unfair tax changes, Distinguished Advisor Workshops, Trudeau, reasonableness test, private corporation taxation, family businesses, small business tax rate

The Finance Department backtracked on a few of their controversial tax reforms for private corporations this week, adding a tax cut of $2.9 Billion over the next five years to douse the flames of discontent. However, family businesses will continue to face tax risk and uncertainty due to a “reasonableness” test – albeit a simplified one – that will limit income sprinkling to contributors of labor, risk or capital in the business.

It’s Official:  Government Is Moving Ahead with Tax on Passive Income

Posted: October 17, 2017 By: Evelyn Jacks
Posted in: Strategic Thinking, Current Issue , knowledge bureau, Evelyn Jacks, Small Business, Canadian economy, finance minister, income splitting, tax education, financial education, tax reform, entrepreneur, CE summits, Liberal government, Morneau, income sprinkling, unfair tax changes, Distinguished Advisor Workshops, Trudeau, reasonableness test, private corporation taxation, family businesses, small business tax rate

Finance Minister Morneau today announced that his department will move forward with their goal to tax passive investment income earned within private corporations.  What’s becomes apparent from the minimal details released, is that not much has changed in the government’s intentions, since the measures were first floated on July 18, 2017.

Advisors Addressing Impact of Rising Interest Rates on Canadian Families

Posted: October 17, 2017 By : Knowledge Bureau Staff
Posted in: Strategic Thinking, Current Issue , Debt Management, Financial Advisor, knowledge bureau, interest rates, Evelyn Jacks, mortgage, tax courses, Canadian economy, wealth management, tax education, tax professionals, CE summits, consumer debt, credit card debt, debt in Canada, debt management courses

The average Canadian with debt could have to pay an additional $130 per month for debt repayment, as interest rates are anticipated to rise over the next year. Advisors can help clients adjust to these changes – but what is the best strategy?

Weather the Tax-Reform Storm of Complexity at the New CE Summits

Posted: October 10, 2017 By : Knowledge Bureau Staff
Posted in: Strategic Thinking , Debt Management, CRA, capital gains, Financial Advisor, investments, knowledge bureau, Canada Revenue Agency, statistics canada, Evelyn Jacks, tax courses, ce credits, wealth management, tax changes, tax education, finance canada, tax preparer, tax reform, small business tax, CE summits, tax Canada, Distinguished Advisor Workshops, financial courses, Voluntary Disclosures, family tax credits, tax planning courses, tax season, financial conferences, bookkeeper, Toronto, Winnipeg, Calgary, Vancouver

2018 is destined to be a busy season for Canadian tax preparers and financial advisors who will need to be prepared to assist their clients in addressing the many new tax changes. This year’s CE Summits will help you gain a better understanding of the tax changes that have occurred, and those to come for private business owners and their families, and will allow you to hone the technical skills necessary to effectively address them.

Business and Financial Pros Say Government Should Do More to Support Post-Secondary Education

Posted: October 03, 2017 By : Tamar Satov
Posted in: Strategic Thinking , Debt Management, Financial Literacy, CRA, tax credits, knowledge bureau, Canada Revenue Agency, Evelyn Jacks, RESP, education savings, tax courses, tax deductions, CESG, financial education, post-secondary education, CE summits, Registered Education Savings Plan, Canada Education Savings Grant, education debt, tuition credits, education deductions, student tax credits, Canadian government, adult education, social benefits, financial assistance, cost of post-secondary education, how to afford university, Canada Learning Bond, debt and cash flow management course

The majority of Canadian financial professionals and business leaders say the government is not doing enough to support post-secondary education, according to an online poll conducted by Knowledge Bureau, Canada’s premiere national institute for excellence in financial education. These findings come despite generous, but underutilized, support from the RESP, Canada Education Savings Grants and Canada Learning Bonds.

Do Your Clients Have Good Debt or Bad Debt?

Posted: October 03, 2017
Posted in: Strategic Thinking , Debt Management, Financial Advisor, knowledge bureau, Evelyn Jacks, retirement planning, ce credits, home equity, financial education, tax reform, CE summits, financial planner, mortgage rates, interest rates Canada, unfair tax changes, Distinguished Advisor Workshops

Canadian household debt hit a record in the second quarter of this year, at $1.68 of debt for every dollar of income. As interest rates increase and debt levels soar, your clients run the risk of much greater uncertainty about their financial security.