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Small Business Capital Gains Deduction Part II: Multiplying the Deduction

Posted: October 17, 2017 By: Walter Harder
Posted in: Strategic Thinking, Current Issue , CRA, dividends, knowledge bureau, Canada Revenue Agency, Evelyn Jacks, Small Business, tax education, financial education, entrepreneur, income sprinkling, Capital Gains Deduction, distributing small business income, capital gains deductions

By issuing shares in a small business to family members, it is possible to multiply the capital gains deduction available to the family. A similar strategy allows for the multiplication of the deduction for family farms or fishing operations.

It’s Over 50% - Top 3% Pay More Than Their Fair Share

Posted: October 10, 2017 By : Knowledge Bureau Staff
Posted in: Strategic Thinking , CRA, Financial Advisor, knowledge bureau, Evelyn Jacks, income tax, Small Business, tax courses, Canadian economy, wealth management, tax changes, tax education, financial education, tax reform, Liberal government, Morneau, Canadian Controlled Private Corporations, unfair tax changes, tax fairness, federal income tax, middle class taxation, entrepreneurs, CTF, high-income, government issues

Amidst calls by the federal government to improve “tax fairness,” a report by the Canadian Taxpayers Federation (CTF) shows that while a mere three per cent of all tax filers earn $150,000 or more, they contribute over one-third of all federal income taxes collected.

Capital Gains Deduction Series, Part I: The Basics

Posted: October 10, 2017 By: Walter Harder
Posted in: Strategic Thinking , Financial Literacy, CRA, knowledge bureau, Canada Revenue Agency, income tax act, Evelyn Jacks, income tax, tax deductions, tax education, financial education, small business tax, tax benefits, taxpayer, farming tax, fishing tax, agriculture tax, Capital Gains Deduction, corporation shares, disposition dates, spousal taxation, agricultural property, fishing property, business partnership, business taxation

With proposed changes looming to the eligibility for the Lifetime Capital Gains Exemption (LCGE), which becomes the Capital Gains Deduction on the personal tax return, tax and financial advisors are well advised to review the rules and have discussions with their clients on whether any year end planning opportunities should be pursued.

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.

What Do You Do If You’re Audited by the CRA?

Posted: October 03, 2017 By : John Tucciarone, CPA, CMA
Posted in: Strategic Thinking , CRA, tax credits, knowledge bureau, Canada Revenue Agency, tax avoidance, income tax act, Evelyn Jacks, tax evasion, taxpayer bill of rights, criminal code, Excise Tax Act, tax deductions, tax education, business expenses, CRA audit, audited by the CRA, audit process, tax laws, Canadian businesses, individual tax returns, income tax returns, income tax audit, tax write-offs, home office deductions, rental properties, tax issues, John Tucciarone, Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada

The Canada Revenue Agency completed nearly 112,000 audits during fiscal 2016-17, according to a government report on recent efforts to crack down on tax cheats. If you or your clients are chosen for an audit, there are a few best practices that can help you through the process.