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Critical Financial Education on Family Business Tax at November CE Summits

Posted: November 14, 2017 By : Knowledge Bureau Staff
Posted in: Strategic Thinking, Current Issue , CRA, knowledge bureau, Evelyn Jacks, tax courses, financial advisors, ce credits, year-end tax planning, financial education, tax preparers, CE summits, tax proposals, Liberal government, Larry Frostiak, Morneau, taxation of private corporations, tax issues, small business taxation, financial workshops, passive income taxation, corporate valuation, Frostiak and Leslie Chartered Accountants

The tax proposals introduced on July 18, 2017, are complex and continue to evolve, promising some mind-numbing complexing for business clients. Tax and financial advisors need to gain a thorough understanding of the intricacies of these proposals in order to reduce the impact on their clients. The November CE Summits will address this need, in a focused session featuring family business tax expert Larry Frostiak. Note - Registration ends today, November 15.

Fall Economic Statement: Low Earners Benefit from Strong Economy

Posted: October 24, 2017 By: Walter Harder
Posted in: Strategic Thinking , taxation, knowledge bureau, Evelyn Jacks, Small Business, tax courses, tax changes, financial education, tax reform, entrepreneur, Liberal government, Fall Economic Statement, Finance Department, Canada Child Benefit, Working Income Tax Benefit, 2018 Federal Budget, Moreneau

On October 24, 2017, Finance Canada issued the Fall Economic Statement, which forecasts better-than-expected economic growth, at least in the shorter term.  The resulting increase in tax revenues have blessed the department with new funds for spending priorities; notably to help families with children and the working poor.

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

Posted: October 17, 2017 By: Evelyn Jacks
Posted in: Strategic Thinking , 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 , 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.

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.

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.