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The Tax Refund: Friend or Foe to Wealth Management?

Posted: January 15, 2019 By: Evelyn Jacks By :
Posted in: Strategic Thinking, Current Issue , CRA, Canada Revenue Agency, rrsp, tax filing, tax refund, tax-efficient retirement planning, TD1, tax return, Individual Income Tax Report, tax filing statistics

The Statistics Canada’s Individual Income Tax Report*released on January 8, highlighted just how much Canadians are being over-taxed by the CRA. With average tax refunds coming in at $1,757 for the 2018 filing season, many taxpayers are effectively providing the government with interest-free loans of approximately $150 per month for up to 16 months before they see their refund. Just how much is that really costing you?

Last Chance to Enroll: Advanced Tax Update Workshops Features Canada’s Top Tax Experts

Posted: January 15, 2019
Posted in: Strategic Thinking, Current Issue , tax preparation, tax credits, tax courses, ce credits, tax workshop, electronic tax filing, CE summits, personal income tax, advanced personal tax update, Income Tax Courses, 2019 tax

Shake out the cobwebs and sharpen your tax knowledge with Canada’s most popular advanced tax update featuring a detailed line-by-line approach to the new 2018 forms and schedules from the CRA. The national tour featuring keynote speaker Evelyn Jacks and an outstanding faculty of experienced instructors starts Thursday January 17 in Winnipeg; then arrives Monday the 21 in Toronto ; Ottawa on the 22, Calgary on the 23, Edmonton on the 24 and Vancouver on the 25th.  Don’t miss out - there are only a few spots left so call or enroll online today.

Do No Harm: Advisors Need to Know Corporate Tax Planning for 2019

Posted: January 15, 2019
Posted in: Strategic Thinking, Current Issue , tax preparation, Small Business, tax filing, tax forms, entrepreneur, business tax, passive investment income, TOSI, Tax on Split Income, tax education for business owners

A newly updated certificate tax course focused on the dramatic changes to tax planning for corporate owner-managers is launching today. It’s so important that its updater, Dr. Dean Smith of Cadesky Tax says that advisors who do not understand these rules may very well cause harm to their clients. Here’s why:

Grads in the News: Iqbal Sidhu, DFA – Tax Services Specialist

Posted: January 15, 2019
Posted in: Strategic Thinking, Current Issue , tax preparation, tax filing, distinguished financial advisor, grads in the news, Graduates, DFA - Tax Services Specialist

As a newcomer to Canada, Iqbal Sidhu shares how his Knowledge Bureau education helped him transition into a new career path in professional tax filing as a result of his successful pursuit of the DFA – Tax Services Specialist designation:

CPP Premiums Going Up Soon – But There is Good News!

Posted: January 09, 2019
Posted in: Strategic Thinking , Evelyn Jacks, tax filing, federal budget, tax changes, CE summits, CE Summit, Canada Child Benefit, tax workshops, budget 2018, Canada Workers benefit, Income Tax Courses, Climate Action incentive Payments, Bill C-86, Budget Implementation Act, line-by-line tax update

The most awaited tax change for the broadest base of taxpayers is the legislation allowing the government to automatically compute the Canada Workers Benefit (CWB) for tax year 2019. This benefit will replace the current Working Income Tax Benefit. But, it requires designated educational institutions to report for each student whether they are studying on a full- or part-time basis so that their eligibility for the CWB can be determined.

Uncertainty Lies Ahead in 2019: Tax, Benefit and Economic Changes

Posted: January 08, 2019 By : Evelyn Jacks & Beth Graddon
Posted in: Strategic Thinking , Personal Tax, CRA, Federal Government, Canada Pension Plan, CPP, finance canada, business tax, Canada Workers benefit, carbon tax, 2019 tax changes, 2019 economic forecast, tax facts 2019

Happy 2019! Welcome back to Knowledge Bureau Report and to what’s sure to be a fascinating year for interpreting tax and financial news, based on recent stock market volatility and significant tax change. It’s an election year, too, so broadly misunderstood tax reforms recently introduced will likely re-emerge for debate. What lies ahead for 2019? Here are just some of the facts Canadians should know.