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Poll Results: Advisors Must Put More Emphasis on Discussing Charitable Giving

Posted: January 09, 2018 By : Knowledge Bureau Staff
Posted in: Strategic Thinking , knowledge bureau, tax returns, charitable giving, Evelyn Jacks, income tax, tax courses, financial advisors, tax advisors, financial education, Knowledge Bureau poll, online education, Super Donor Credit, donation tax credit, charity tax credit, resolutions

In December, we asked Knowledge Bureau Report readers, “In your opinion, are tax and financial professionals taking the time to help clients understand the benefits of charitable giving?” In a surprising result, only 17 percent thought their peer group was spending enough time counselling their clients how to make donations in a tax-efficient way.

Has CRA Stepped Up Audit Activities on Average Canadians?

Posted: November 28, 2017 By : Knowledge Bureau Staff
Posted in: Strategic Thinking , CRA, knowledge bureau, Evelyn Jacks, Knowledge Bureau poll, poll, november poll

Knowledge Bureau’s November Poll asks you to weigh in on the level of audit activity being experienced across Canada, amidst reports of delays and other service-related problems at CRA, like those experienced by single mom, Marcia Peel, who is still waiting for her Canada Child Benefit after 6 months and $700 in legal fees.

Financial Professionals Agree that the Demise of Canada Savings Bond is Appropriate

Posted: October 31, 2017 By : Knowledge Bureau Staff
Posted in: Strategic Thinking , Tax Planning, Financial Literacy, Financial Advisor, investments, knowledge bureau, Canada Revenue Agency, poll results, TFSA, Evelyn Jacks, federal budget, tax courses, retirement savings, tax changes, financial education, Knowledge Bureau poll, financial courses, poll, october poll, november poll, tax-free savings, taxation

Our October Poll delivered surprising results regarding the demise of The Canada Savings Bond. Most financial professionals polled agreed, indicating that TFSAs are a better alternative. However, it’s clear that some Canadians attribute nostalgic value to CSBs.

Poll Comment of the Month: Canadians Betrayed by Tax Proposals

Posted: September 01, 2017 VIA: Knowledge Bureau
Posted in: Strategic Thinking , Federal Government, DAC, capital gains, taxation, knowledge bureau, Evelyn Jacks, income tax, Small Business, distinguished advisor conference, Canadian economy, inflation, tax changes, tax reform, tax rates, entrepreneur, tax proposals, passive investment income tax, Knowledge Bureau poll, Liberal government, layoffs, private corporation, proprietorship, Larry Frostiak, CE Summit, Knowledge Bureau CE Summit, Knowledge Bureau Distinguished Advisor Workshops

We received dozens of thoughtful, well-crafted comments to our August poll on the proposals to tax passive investment income inside a small business corporation at top personal rates. But this “Letter to the Government” submitted by Brad is a must-read.