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Weather the Tax-Reform Storm of Complexity at the New CE Summits

Posted: October 10, 2017 By : Knowledge Bureau Staff
Posted in: Strategic Thinking , Debt Management, CRA, capital gains, Financial Advisor, investments, knowledge bureau, Canada Revenue Agency, statistics canada, Evelyn Jacks, tax courses, ce credits, wealth management, tax changes, tax education, finance canada, tax preparer, tax reform, small business tax, CE summits, tax Canada, Distinguished Advisor Workshops, financial courses, Voluntary Disclosures, family tax credits, tax planning courses, tax season, financial conferences, bookkeeper, Toronto, Winnipeg, Calgary, Vancouver

2018 is destined to be a busy season for Canadian tax preparers and financial advisors who will need to be prepared to assist their clients in addressing the many new tax changes. This year’s CE Summits will help you gain a better understanding of the tax changes that have occurred, and those to come for private business owners and their families, and will allow you to hone the technical skills necessary to effectively address them.

People in the News: Cathy Mason

Posted: October 10, 2017 By : Knowledge Bureau Staff
Posted in: Strategic Thinking , tax preparation, Tax Planning, Financial Planning, Financial Advisor, knowledge bureau, Evelyn Jacks, Bookkeeping, tax courses, ce credits, wealth management, financial education, continuing education, financial courses, online courses

Cathy Mason, of Calgary, on her experience taking the T1 Professional Tax Preparation – Intermediate course:

Advisors Get Investors Better Returns, Global Report Finds

Posted: October 03, 2017 VIA: Knowledge Bureau
Posted in: Strategic Thinking , Financial Literacy, knowledge bureau, TFSA, Evelyn Jacks, rrsp, financial advisors, Canadian economy, wealth management, wealth managers, tax education, financial education, value proposition, high-net-worth clients, Real Wealth Manager Program, World Wealth Report, millionaires, investment success, stock market, investment returns, portfolios

There are more millionaires in the world than ever, according to Capgemini’s World Wealth Report 2017, and those whose portfolios are overseen by wealth managers achieved robust gains of 24.3 per cent on average — far exceeding benchmark performance.

Business and Financial Pros Say Government Should Do More to Support Post-Secondary Education

Posted: October 03, 2017 By : Tamar Satov
Posted in: Strategic Thinking , Debt Management, Financial Literacy, CRA, tax credits, knowledge bureau, Canada Revenue Agency, Evelyn Jacks, RESP, education savings, tax courses, tax deductions, CESG, financial education, post-secondary education, CE summits, Registered Education Savings Plan, Canada Education Savings Grant, education debt, tuition credits, education deductions, student tax credits, Canadian government, adult education, social benefits, financial assistance, cost of post-secondary education, how to afford university, Canada Learning Bond, debt and cash flow management course

The majority of Canadian financial professionals and business leaders say the government is not doing enough to support post-secondary education, according to an online poll conducted by Knowledge Bureau, Canada’s premiere national institute for excellence in financial education. These findings come despite generous, but underutilized, support from the RESP, Canada Education Savings Grants and Canada Learning Bonds.

What Do You Do If You’re Audited by the CRA?

Posted: October 03, 2017 By : John Tucciarone, CPA, CMA
Posted in: Strategic Thinking , CRA, tax credits, knowledge bureau, Canada Revenue Agency, tax avoidance, income tax act, Evelyn Jacks, tax evasion, taxpayer bill of rights, criminal code, Excise Tax Act, tax deductions, tax education, business expenses, CRA audit, audited by the CRA, audit process, tax laws, Canadian businesses, individual tax returns, income tax returns, income tax audit, tax write-offs, home office deductions, rental properties, tax issues, John Tucciarone, Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada

The Canada Revenue Agency completed nearly 112,000 audits during fiscal 2016-17, according to a government report on recent efforts to crack down on tax cheats. If you or your clients are chosen for an audit, there are a few best practices that can help you through the process.

Do Your Clients Have Good Debt or Bad Debt?

Posted: October 03, 2017
Posted in: Strategic Thinking , Debt Management, Financial Advisor, knowledge bureau, Evelyn Jacks, retirement planning, ce credits, home equity, financial education, tax reform, CE summits, financial planner, mortgage rates, interest rates Canada, unfair tax changes, Distinguished Advisor Workshops

Canadian household debt hit a record in the second quarter of this year, at $1.68 of debt for every dollar of income. As interest rates increase and debt levels soar, your clients run the risk of much greater uncertainty about their financial security.