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Budget Season 2019: A Provincial Round-Up

Posted: March 12, 2019 By: Evelyn Jacks
Posted in: Strategic Thinking, Current Issue , tax credits, Evelyn Jacks, basic personal amount, refundable tax credits, Manitoba budget, provincial budget, provincial budget 2019, Manitoba Budget 2019, primary caregiver tax credit, pension income amount, veterans well-being act, small business income limit, small business venture capital tax credit, Manitoba book publishing tax credit, cultural industries printing tax credit, film and video production tax credit, manufacturing investment tax credit, expanded fuel tax exemption for forestry, Manitoba Income Tax rates, provincial income tax rates

It’s 2019 Budget Season and there is lots of news. In Manitoba it was particularly good news on budget day on March 7, following B.C. on February 19. Meanwhile our two northern territories, the Northwest Territories and Yukon announced theirs on February 6 and March 7 respectively. What are the details?  Read on! Then, don’t miss the Knowledge Bureau Special Federal March 19 Budget Report next week.

Flip with Care: Watch Out for Principal Residence Rules

Posted: February 25, 2019
Posted in: Strategic Thinking , Essential Tax Facts, Investing, real estate, principal residence, Capital Gains Deduction, house flipping

There’s nothing like a good house flipping show to get you thinking about the cash potential in your own home. The house flipper approach is to buy homes, live in them short-term while fixing them up, and then sell them; often for big profits. It sounds simple, but it’s not a foolproof strategy, because it comes with tax risks. When done often, house flipping can raise eyebrows at the CRA. Learn how to flip with care, and understand the principal residence rules that could diminish your profits, or worse.

Thought Leadership: Six Steps for Upping Your Game

Posted: February 25, 2019 By: Evelyn Jacks
Posted in: Strategic Thinking , thought leadership, leadership development, Business Builder Retreat, Executive Business Growth Specialist, team building, company culture

It’s lonely at the top. You’ve heard this before and perhaps you are experiencing it now. Leadership is not easy, in fact, it is downright tough most days. Yet if you are destined to lead - and you can evolve your skills to continuously improve over time - you will learn to soar. Not just because you are succeeding, but because everyone around you is.

Access to Online Education: A Solution to the World’s Greatest Problems?

Posted: February 19, 2019 By : Beth Graddon
Posted in: Strategic Thinking , education, statistics canada, United Nations, online learning, neurodevelopmental conditions, mental health conditions, ADHD, ADHD and learning, Sustainable Development

A new study from Statistics Canada released this week demonstrates how online learning for continuing or post-secondary education, may increase the opportunities available to Canadians with certain medical conditions. Have you considered alternative pathways to traditional education in planning for lifelong learning?

Defusing Business Succession Challenges

Posted: February 19, 2019 By: Jenifer Bartman
Posted in: Strategic Thinking , succession planning, Evelyn Jacks, business succession, Jenifer Bartman, Defusing the Family Business Time Bomb

Business owners may believe they “have it all figured out” in planning for the future sale of their business, which can bring a false sense of security at the worst possible time. It’s a topic addressed by authors Evelyn Jacks and Jenifer Bartman in their new book Defusing the Family Business Time Bomb.

Six Tax Tips for a Special Valentine: Acquiring a Spousal RRSP

Posted: February 12, 2019 By: Evelyn Jacks
Posted in: Strategic Thinking , Evelyn Jacks, tax tips, rrsp, spousal RRSP, Registered Retirement Savings Plan

Here’s a unique way to share some love with your sweetheart: make a spousal RRSP contribution by March 1. It’s a gift that’s a win-win to help secure your financial future together. Even better, it’s you, the contributor, who gets the RRSP deduction. Whether you have a spouse or common-law partner, here are six basic tips to know: