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IMF Predicts Slowing Growth for Canada: What Can You Do About It?

Posted: June 12, 2018 By: Evelyn Jacks
Posted in: Strategic Thinking, Current Issue , Real Wealth Management, Financial Literacy, DAC, knowledge bureau, interest rates, Evelyn Jacks, Small Business, debt and cash flow management, Canadian economy, wealth management, entrepreneur, online education, NAFTA, Canada's competitivementss, cross-border trade, US, Trump US tax, real estatte market, economic trenda

The IMF predicts that if Canada and the U.S. fail to reach agreement on NAFTA, Canada’s competitiveness could take a serious hit, resulting in a drop of 0.4 percentage points or more in GDP. Donald Trump’s tweets about Justin Trudeau could further dampen the outlook. But, astute financial advisors can help clients meet their goals in these difficult times by staying on course.

DAC 2018: Dr. Jack Mintz to Address Canada’s Competitiveness

Posted: June 12, 2018 By : Knowledge Bureau Staff Writers
Posted in: Strategic Thinking, Current Issue , DAC, knowledge bureau, Evelyn Jacks, Small Business, distinguished advisor conference, wealth management, cross border taxation, CE summits, business taxation, NAFTA, Dr. Jack Mointz, Canada's competitiveness, cross border trade, global portfolio management, working abroad

After decades of calm, the issue of competitiveness is front and centre for Canada. To address the best interests of your clients, your deeper knowledge about the emerging North American tax and trade reforms will serve you well, and there is no better person to help you interpret the changes than DAC Keynote speaker, celebrated tax expert and economist Dr. Jack Mintz.

Succession Planning: It Hinges on Leadership Development

Posted: May 22, 2018 By : Knowledge Bureau Writing Staff
Posted in: Strategic Thinking , knowledge bureau, succession planning, Evelyn Jacks, retirement planning, Small Business, retirement income, entrepreneur, Executive Business Builder Program, leadership training, business courses, online education, leadership development, intergenerational transfer, proprietor

As Canadian baby boomers retire, it’s been estimated that $10 Trillion in small-business assets will change hands in Canada over the course of a decade*. We’re entering the peak point of this transition, according to economic forecasting, between now and 2025. Canadian business owners, in particular, have a lot to lose, if their succession planning is left on the back burner:  their retirement security.

Avoid Tax Traps: Estimate Your 2018 Taxes Due

Posted: May 22, 2018 By : Knowledge Bureau Writing Staff
Posted in: Strategic Thinking , tax preparation, knowledge bureau, Evelyn Jacks, income tax estimator, tax calculator, Small Business, tax courses, entrepreneur, CRA penalties, online education, overdue taxes, late filing, proprietors, free tax calculator

The June 15 tax filing deadline for proprietorships is just around the corner.  But, there’s another problem soon to befall delinquent taxpayers:  the tax collector is coming if you haven’t paid up, and you can expect a “no excuses” approach.

June 15 Filing Deadline for Proprietorships: Brush Up on Tax Change Now

Posted: May 15, 2018
Posted in: Strategic Thinking , CRA, knowledge bureau, Canada Revenue Agency, Evelyn Jacks, Small Business, Bookkeeping, tax courses, tax changes, financial education, tax software, tax reform, entrepreneur, Strategic Thinking, accounting courses, online education, small business statistics, department of labour, labour report, audit, payroll courses, income tax returrns

Small businesses in Canada are responsible for employing 8.2 million Canadians, which is 70.5 percent of the total labour force.1 Recent tax changes impacting small-business owners require broader, deeper tax knowledge for accurate, audit-proof returns. It’s time to brush up on audit-proof tax filing skills now in advance of the June 15 final filing deadline.

New Sneak Peeks! Help Proprietors with Professional Credentials

Posted: May 08, 2018 By : Knowledge Bureau Writers
Posted in: Strategic Thinking , Human Resources, hst, knowledge bureau, succession planning, Evelyn Jacks, tax courses, financial education, business expenses, online curriculum, T1 proprietorships, tax for small business, partnership, taxable gains, tax reforms to small business

The June 15 tax filing deadline for unincorporated businesses is coming up soon. The “gig” economy is a vibrant, growing market - especially for millennials - but many have trouble connecting with credentialed professionals to provide them with sound tax filing and planning advice. Now there is a win-win solution.