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Debt Management Series: Purchasing vs. Leasing Vehicles

Posted: December 13, 2017 By : Marcia Elaschuk, DFA-Specialistâ„¢
Posted in: Strategic Thinking , Debt Management, Financial Literacy, knowledge bureau, interest rates, Evelyn Jacks, tax courses, wealth management, financial education, asset management, Marcia Elaschuk, budgeting, debt sources, debt planning, buying a car, leasing a car, car loan, financing a car purchase, financing options, credit report

In the market for a new car before year end?  Take the time to visit your tax advisor first.  He or she can take the time before the holidays to help you consider your after-tax options and evaluate the best approach to acquiring this asset; as debt management is likely part of the equation.

CRA Targets Business PayPal Accounts

Posted: November 21, 2017 By : Knowledge Bureau Staff
Posted in: Strategic Thinking , Succession Real Wealth Management, Debt Management, Financial Literacy, knowledge bureau, Canada Revenue Agency, Evelyn Jacks, voluntary disclosure program, tax debt, tax courses, debt and cash flow management, Marcia Elaschuk, financial courses, CRA debt, PayPal, online business transactions, CRA interest, CRA penalties, income tax filing, business tax, T2 Tax Preparation for Small Businesses

Do you or your clients use PayPal for business transactions? Did you report them on your tax return?  If not, you’ll want to correct those errors or omissions quickly under the Voluntary Disclosures Program (VDP), because you are in the sights of the CRA.  A federal court ordered PayPal to disclose information about all business account holders who received or sent a payment between January 1, 2014, and November 10, 2017.

Debt Management Series: Mortgage Debt Management Matters

Posted: November 21, 2017 By : Marcia Elaschuk
Posted in: Strategic Thinking , Debt Management, Real Wealth Management, President - Knowledge Bureau, Financial Advisor, Evelyn Jacks, Investing, tax courses, wealth management, financial education, CE summits, Marcia Elaschuk, mortgages, debt strategies, new mortgage rules, stress test

As of October 17, 2017 new mortgage rules were introduced that could change the way Canadians approach debt management. Advisors, we’ve prepared this resource to share with your clients so they understand how mortgages play a significant role in debt management strategies.

How Should You Manage CRA Tax Debt?

Posted: November 21, 2017 By : Knowledge Bureau Staff
Posted in: Strategic Thinking , Debt Management, Financial Literacy, knowledge bureau, Canada Revenue Agency, Evelyn Jacks, voluntary disclosure program, tax debt, tax courses, debt and cash flow management, wealth management, Marcia Elaschuk, financial courses, CRA debt, PayPal, online business transactions, CRA interest, CRA penalties, income tax filing, business tax, T2 Tax Preparation for Small Businesses

If you owe money to the CRA, but you can’t pay, what is the best course of action? For example, if you or your clients use Paypal for business and were not previously reporting this income on your tax returns, the new CRA requirements may leave you in a position where you have to pay taxes you weren’t anticipating.

Debt Management Series: How Debt Affects Wealth Management

Posted: November 14, 2017 By : Knowledge Bureau Staff
Posted in: Strategic Thinking , Debt Management, Retirement, Financial Literacy, Financial Planning, Financial Advisor, bankruptcy, knowledge bureau, ce credits, wealth management, financial education, CE summits, Marcia Elaschuk, consumer debt, debt sources, paying off debt, mortgages, consumer proposal, personal debt, cash flow, money mirage

It’s financial literacy month and Canadians need help with debt management-badly.  Over half (52 per cent) of Canadians are only $200 away from insolvency according to a poll of 1,500 Canadians by insolvency consultancy MNP this spring.  It’s a highly valued service that tax and financial advisors can offer.

Students Will Owe $30K by Graduation: Debt Management Critical

Posted: September 08, 2017 By : Knowledge Bureau
Posted in: Strategic Thinking , Debt Management, Tax Planning, Financial Advisor, knowledge bureau, TFSA, RESP, rrsp, education savings, distinguished financial advisor, financial education, professional development, post-secondary education, CE Summit, student debt, student loans, CIBC poll, back-to-school, Marcia Elaschuk, consumer debt, reducing debt, debt solutions

Three-quarters (74 per cent) of Canadian post-secondary students believe they will need to supplement their schooling with more training after graduation, despite already spending on average $14,000 each year and expecting to owe $30,000 in debt by the time they complete their current program.