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What Else Is New in 2019? Auto Expense Deduction Changes

Posted: January 08, 2019 By: Evelyn Jacks
Posted in: Strategic Thinking , tax credits, Evelyn Jacks, motor vehicle expenses, tax deductions, business write-offs, tax write-offs, auto expenses, auto expense deduction rates, expense deductions

Did you check your odometer reading at the start of the year? Finance Canada confirmed its 2019 auto expense rates on December 27, but they don’t quite measure up to cover the carbon taxes that increase the cost of driving, including the increased gas prices as of January 1. Those who use passenger vehicles for business will be disappointed that their write-offs haven’t changed at all, unless a new vehicle was purchased after November 20, 2018.

Financial Pros Oppose Tax Credits for Journalism Donations

Posted: January 08, 2019
Posted in: Strategic Thinking , Federal Government, poll results, charitable donations, CE summits, tax proposals, budget 2018, Fall Economic Update, donations credit, journalism donations, non-profit journalism

One controversial change o in the the November 21, 2018 economic statement was the proposal to provide taxpayers with a charitable donation credit for monetary gifts to non-profit journalism organizations. We asked tax and financial professionals their opinion on this hot topic: 78% of those who responded to Knowledge Bureau Report’s December poll voted to oppose this measure, hands down, even at a giving time of year.

CE Summit Delegates in the News: Ruth Horst

Posted: January 08, 2019
Posted in: Breaking News, Finance Canada News, Strategic Thinking , CE summits, tax workshops, income tax filing, advanced personal tax update, Delegates, Delegates in the News, Liberty Tax, Ruth Horst

Ruth Horst from Hamilton, Ontario specializes in personal income tax filing and, as the early-bird registration deadline for this year’s CE Summit personal income tax update draws near, she shares how these workshops have provided important benefits to her role.

New and Available in January! Defusing the Family Business Time Bomb

Posted: January 08, 2019
Posted in: Strategic Thinking , Real Wealth Management, small business, succession planning, Evelyn Jacks, family business, leadership, family wealth, Jenifer Bartman, Defusing the Family Business Time Bomb, business book, tax book

A new book by Jenifer Bartman and Evelyn Jacks will be released next week by Knowledge Bureau. It addresses a common family secret that plagues millions of Canadians from coast to coast: what to do with the family business time bomb at a time when boomers are contemplating retirement.

Giving Back in 2019? Consider Donor-Advised Funds

Posted: January 08, 2019
Posted in: Strategic Thinking , Strategic Philanthropy, tax credits, charitable giving, tax receipts, donations, MFA- Philanthropy, Donor-Advised Funds, DAFs, Nicola Elkins, MFA - P

The desire to make a difference is gaining momentum with people of all ages, as individuals see their personal wealth not only as a means to live well, but also as a way to contribute have social impact or create a meaningful legacy. Advisors need to be able to help philanthropic-minded clients convert their wealth into some form of social capital. One option: Donor-Advised funds (DAFs).

Breaking News: Canada Officially Introduces Climate Action Incentive Payments

Posted: December 19, 2018 By : Beth Graddon
Posted in: Strategic Thinking , Federal Government, Evelyn Jacks, tax deductions, tax incentives, budget 2018, Climate Action Incentive Payment, carbon tax, Bill C-86, Budget Implementation Act, climate change

On December 13, the second Budget Implementation Act was granted Royal Assent by the House of Commons*, thus giving the green light for Climate Action Incentive payments to offset new carbon taxation programs coming into effect April 1, 2019.