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People in the News: Benitta Anselm Nerio

Posted: January 09, 2018 By : Knowledge Bureau Staff
Posted in: Strategic Thinking, Current Issue , CRA, knowledge bureau, Evelyn Jacks, Small Business, tax courses, tax changes, tax advisors, tax education, CE summits, Morneau, income sprinkling, online education, income tax preparation, income tax for business, tax for proprietorships, Benitta Anselm Nerio

We’d like to say congratulations to Benitta Anselm Nerio on the completion of Knowledge Bureau’s T1 Professional Tax Preparation – Intermediate course. Here’s what she had to say about her experience:

Anything But Simple: Morneau’s Income Sprinkling Rules Start January 1

Posted: December 19, 2017 By: Evelyn Jacks
Posted in: Strategic Thinking , Financial Literacy, CRA, capital gains, knowledge bureau, Evelyn Jacks, family business, retirement planning, investment income, tax courses, financial advisors, retirement income, wealth management, tax changes, income splitting, tax advisors, financial education, tax reform, small business tax, Liberal government, Canadian income tax, Morneau, income sprinkling, family tax credits, reasonableness test, capital contribution, private corporation tax, incorporated business

It’s official, family income sprinkling rules will take effect January 1, 2018, and, unless a family member can show active participation under still-complicated reasonableness tests, distributions of income from private family businesses will be taxed at top tax rates, with none of the progressivity in tax rates available to individuals. This will require an immediate rethinking of resources available to the economic unit known as the family business.

Become a Trusted Resource for Clients Faced with CRA Information Gap

Posted: December 05, 2017 By : Knowledge Bureau Staff
Posted in: Strategic Thinking , Financial Literacy, CRA, Financial Advisor, taxation, knowledge bureau, Canada Revenue Agency, tax returns, relationship management, Evelyn Jacks, tax services specialist, tax courses, distinguished financial advisor, taxpayer bill of rights, tax advisor, wealth management, financial education, DFA, tax preparer, small business tax, adult education, Auditor General Report, CRA issues, personal income tax, tax planner, online classes

While Canada Revenue Agency is under fire for failing to provide timely and accurate information to taxpayers, it’s clear that tax and financial advisors have an important role in filling that gap and in the process demonstrate unique value to their clients as trustworthy resources.  But the industry, too, must step up its knowledge in light of increasing complexity.

A Leader’s Role in Change Management

Posted: December 05, 2017 By: Evelyn Jacks
Posted in: Strategic Thinking , knowledge bureau, Evelyn Jacks, financial advisors, wealth management, financial services, entrepreneur, thought leadership, business development, leadership tips, tips for entrepreneurs, small business owners, developing your business, authentic leadership, inspiring leadership, future-proof business, influential leadership, business growth, inspiration, disruptors, business leadership, culture, continuity, disruption, change management, aspiration

Last month we discussed the key disruptors leaders need to deal with in building their businesses to the next level. Scaling up is important . . . but what does that mean? What skills do you need to lead your team through dramatic change and get better results? You essentially have two choices: create a culture of compliance or a culture of collaboration.

Special Report on Taxation of Passive Income in Private Corporations

Posted: November 28, 2017 By: Evelyn Jacks
Posted in: Strategic Thinking , Tax Planning, Financial Literacy, Federal Government, knowledge bureau, financial education, tax reform, small business tax, tax proposals, Liberal government, Morneau, Minister of Finance, passive investment, Parliamentary Budget Office, PBO, corporate investment income, tax consultations, tax courses Evelyn Jacks

The tax take is much more significant than first thought. The Parliamentary Budget Officer (PBO) released a report on November 23, 2017, that suggests the revenue increase from proposed new taxes on passive income earned in a small business corporation will be as high as $6 Billion dollars annually by the time the full effects of the changes are implemented. This is much more than the initial $250 Million figure first suggested by the Department of Finance, and still only a best guess.