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Found Money: How Filing an Accurate T1 Pays Off

Posted: April 06, 2018 By: Evelyn Jacks
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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:

CRA Carrying Charges: What’s Not Deductible?

Posted: April 06, 2018 By: Evelyn Jacks
Posted in: Strategic Thinking , Financial Literacy, capital gains, Financial Advisor, knowledge bureau, Canada Revenue Agency, Evelyn Jacks, tax courses, tax deductions, refundable tax credits, interest, online education, interest on investments, deductible carrying charges, carrying charges, registered accounts, financial planning tax preparation

In Part 3 of this series on deductible investment expenses, we discuss costs that are not deductible – a mystery and a surprise to some taxpayers during a tax audit. Here’s more essential information to keep you out of hot water.

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.

Q2 Changes Expected: Prescribed Interest Rates and OAS

Posted: March 19, 2018 By: Walter Harder
Posted in: Strategic Thinking , tax preparation, Financial Literacy, CRA, OAS, Financial Advisor, knowledge bureau, Canada Revenue Agency, interest rates, Bank of canada, Evelyn Jacks, tax filing, old age security, tax courses, tax education, prescribed interest rates, Walter Harder, online education, overdue taxes, unpaid taxes, spousal investment loans

Although these won’t be announced officially for a couple of weeks yet, the prescribed interest rates and Old Age Security payment amounts are expected to change as of April 1. Here’s what we are anticipating, and why that’s so important for investment and debt management planning now: