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Tuition Rebate Programs Diminishing: What Can You Claim?

Posted: April 06, 2018 By : Knowledge Bureau Staff
Posted in: Strategic Thinking , tax preparation, Financial Literacy, tax credits, knowledge bureau, Evelyn Jacks, federal budget, tax courses, tax deductions, tax education, tuition credits, online courses, budget 2018, online campus, education credits, education benefits, education and training credits, student tax deductions

Use them before you lose them! That’s the message for parents and post-secondary education students filing 2017 tax returns who are looking for provincial tuition fee rebate programs to reduce student expenses. This is especially so, since the federal education and textbook credits have been cancelled. But the tuition rebate programs are diminishing, too.

CRA Carrying Charges: What’s Not Deductible?

Posted: April 06, 2018 By: Evelyn Jacks
Posted in: Strategic Thinking , Financial Literacy, capital gains, Financial Advisor, knowledge bureau, Canada Revenue Agency, Evelyn Jacks, tax courses, tax deductions, refundable tax credits, interest, online education, interest on investments, deductible carrying charges, carrying charges, registered accounts, financial planning tax preparation

In Part 3 of this series on deductible investment expenses, we discuss costs that are not deductible – a mystery and a surprise to some taxpayers during a tax audit. Here’s more essential information to keep you out of hot water.

Retirement Planning: Avoiding OAS Clawbacks

Posted: April 06, 2018 By : Knowledge Bureau Staff
Posted in: Strategic Thinking , tax preparation, Financial Literacy, CRA, OAS, Financial Advisor, knowledge bureau, Evelyn Jacks, retirement planning, evergreen explanatory notes, tax filing, old age security, tax courses, clawbacks, retirement income, CPP, tax education, CE summits, retirement benefits, financial workshops, online education

Are retired Canadians turning to you for help when they’ve been subjected to Old Age Security clawbacks? If you are a professional in the tax and financial services industry, its your job to provide valuable advice to pre-retirees on this complex issue, and help them avoid the Pension Recovery Tax that could take a chunk out of their retirement income.

Tax Tip: What You Need to File an Audit-Proof Return

Posted: April 06, 2018 By : Knowledge Bureau Staff
Posted in: Strategic Thinking , tax preparation, Tax Planning, Financial Literacy, Financial Planning, CRA, knowledge bureau, Canada Revenue Agency, tax returns, Evelyn Jacks, tax filing, tax audit, tax courses, tax advisor, tax education, T4, online education, tax receipts, proof of income, Personal Net Worth statement, T1 tax returns

The clock is ticking! Do you have everything you need to file your taxes before the April 30 deadline? Rushing through the tax preparation process can cause you to miss important steps, putting you at risk of an audit. This is your guide to the basics, and Knowledge Bureau’s Tax Documentation Checklist will take you the rest of the way in preparing an audit-proof return. Be sure to contact us for your copy, or click on the link provided!

Breaking News: Ontario 2018 Budget Released

Posted: April 03, 2018 By : Knowledge Bureau Staff
Posted in: Strategic Thinking , tax credits, knowledge bureau, income tax act, Evelyn Jacks, income tax, charitable donation credit, Ontario budget, small business tax, provincial budget, tax loopholes, research and development credit, personal tax bracket, employer health tax exemption

On March 28, 2018 Ontario released what has been widely considered to be a “Pre-Election Budget”. Aside from large spending increases, it features changes to Ontario’s tax rate structure, which so far have received little fanfare. Seven tax brackets result in personal tax increases for almost two million people; in addition, 20,000 private businesses will pay at least $2,400 more in health taxes.

Impacting Pre-Retirees: Notable CPP Changes

Posted: April 03, 2018 By: Evelyn Jacks
Posted in: Strategic Thinking , Financial Literacy, OAS, knowledge bureau, Canada Pension Plan, Evelyn Jacks, retirement planning, evergreen explanatory notes, old age security, tax courses, clawbacks, retirement income, CPP, tax education, retirement benefits, online courses, online campus, early pension, survivor pension, taxable income, income calculator, retirement and estate services, retirement income planning course

Did you know that there are more changes coming to the Canada Pension Plan in 2019? Most Canadians are unaware, and even those in the know find that the CPP planning process is quite confusing. There is opportunity here for tax and financial advisors to help bring their pre-retiree clients up to speed before the end of tax season.