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The Trusted Tax Professional vs. CRA’s New “File My Return”

Posted: January 09, 2018 By : Knowledge Bureau Staff
Posted in: Strategic Thinking , CRA, tax credits, knowledge bureau, Evelyn Jacks, income tax, tax courses, tax deductions, financial education, tax news, CE summits, Distinguished Advisor Workshops, tax workshops, financial workshops, personal income tax, low income, File My Return

This week the National Revenue Minister announced a new program called “File My Return” that will allow Canadians with low and fixed incomes to complete their returns over the phone.

People in the News: Benitta Anselm Nerio

Posted: January 09, 2018 By : Knowledge Bureau Staff
Posted in: Strategic Thinking , 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:

New!  Check out the Official 2017 T1 and 2018 Income Tax Estimator

Posted: December 19, 2017 By : Knowledge Bureau Staff
Posted in: Strategic Thinking , tax preparation, Financial Literacy, CRA, knowledge bureau, Evelyn Jacks, income tax estimator, tax calculator, tax courses, financial education, CE summits, Walter Harder, audit-proofing, income tax filing, personal income tax, online education, Canadian income tax calculator

Knowledge Bureau is pleased to release two important tools to assist taxpayers and their advisors with authoritative tax information that’s fast and accurate: the 2018 Income Tax Estimator in the Knowledge Bureau Toolkit, and the new T1 Return, which appears in EverGreen Explanatory Notes.

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.

It’s Better to Give…Before the First-Time Charitable Donor’s Super Credit Disappears

Posted: December 19, 2017
Posted in: Strategic Thinking , Financial Literacy, tax credits, knowledge bureau, charitable donations, Evelyn Jacks, tax courses, financial education, tax benefits, charitable donation claims, donating to charity, First Time Donor’s Super Credit, tax-efficient planning, tax incentives

In the spirit of the season, it’s heartwarming to know that the vast majority of Canadians are lending a helping hand to those in need. And what goes around comes around: be sure to inform your clients about tax credits they may qualify for, thanks to their generosity.

Focus on RRSP: Six More Year-End Tax Tips

Posted: December 19, 2017 By: Evelyn Jacks
Posted in: Strategic Thinking , Tax Planning, knowledge bureau, Canada Pension Plan, Evelyn Jacks, tax tips, retirement planning, rrsp, old age security, tax courses, CPP, wealth management, income splitting, financial education, online courses, year-end tax strategies, investment portfolio, RRSP contribution limits, dividend tax credit, severance and pension payments, RRSP contribution deadlines, Home Buyers’ Plan, security transfers, RRSP penalties, income tax installment payments

There is still time to consider your own unique RRSP tax strategy to reduce income and taxes and increase refundable tax credits for your financial gain in 2018. The RRSP contribution deadline is March 1, 2018. Following is the last of our series of a dozen tips to consider as the holidays begin and before this year ends: