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Found Money: How Filing an Accurate T1 Pays Off

Posted: April 06, 2018 By: Evelyn Jacks
Posted in: Strategic Thinking , tax preparation, Tax Planning, Financial Literacy, Financial Planning, CRA, knowledge bureau, Canada Revenue Agency, tax returns, Evelyn Jacks, tax filing, tax audit, tax courses, tax advisor, tax education, T4, online education, tax receipts, proof of income, Personal Net Worth statement, T1 tax returns

For many Canadians filing a tax return is the most important financial transaction of the year. Getting the best tax refund is important: not only will it put more of the money you previously earned back in your own pocket, your refund can make at least some of your cash flow and retirement worries go away. Here’s how:

Retirement Planning: Avoiding OAS Clawbacks

Posted: April 06, 2018 By : Knowledge Bureau Staff
Posted in: Strategic Thinking , tax preparation, Financial Literacy, CRA, OAS, Financial Advisor, knowledge bureau, Evelyn Jacks, retirement planning, evergreen explanatory notes, tax filing, old age security, tax courses, clawbacks, retirement income, CPP, tax education, CE summits, retirement benefits, financial workshops, online education

Are retired Canadians turning to you for help when they’ve been subjected to Old Age Security clawbacks? If you are a professional in the tax and financial services industry, its your job to provide valuable advice to pre-retirees on this complex issue, and help them avoid the Pension Recovery Tax that could take a chunk out of their retirement income.

Tax Tip: What You Need to File an Audit-Proof Return

Posted: April 06, 2018 By : Knowledge Bureau Staff
Posted in: Strategic Thinking , tax preparation, Tax Planning, Financial Literacy, Financial Planning, CRA, knowledge bureau, Canada Revenue Agency, tax returns, Evelyn Jacks, tax filing, tax audit, tax courses, tax advisor, tax education, T4, online education, tax receipts, proof of income, Personal Net Worth statement, T1 tax returns

The clock is ticking! Do you have everything you need to file your taxes before the April 30 deadline? Rushing through the tax preparation process can cause you to miss important steps, putting you at risk of an audit. This is your guide to the basics, and Knowledge Bureau’s Tax Documentation Checklist will take you the rest of the way in preparing an audit-proof return. Be sure to contact us for your copy, or click on the link provided!

CRA Carrying Charges: What’s Tax Deductible?

Posted: April 03, 2018 By: Evelyn Jacks
Posted in: Strategic Thinking , tax preparation, Debt Management, Financial Literacy, CRA, knowledge bureau, Canada Revenue Agency, Evelyn Jacks, Essential Tax Facts, tax tips, tax courses, tax education, financial education, interest deductions, interest on investments, deductible carrying charges, diminished value in assets

Last week we discussed the deductibility of interest and penalties levied by the Canada Revenue Agency. In Part two of this series, we’re taking a closer look at the deductibility of interest costs on your investments.

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

Posted: March 27, 2018 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.

Stories from the Field: CRA Service Standards Make Progress

Posted: March 27, 2018 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.