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Tax and the Bitcoin: Real Money Owing to CRA

Posted: January 09, 2018 By : Knowledge Bureau Staff
Posted in: Strategic Thinking , Financial Literacy, CRA, dividends, investments, trading, knowledge bureau, Evelyn Jacks, income tax, tax courses, bitcoin, tax education, financial education, Real Wealth Manager, interest, capital gains tax, taxation issues, Bitcoin value, Bitcoin trading, tax on digital currency, gold, PayPal tax

“Bitcoin Rush” is all over the news as speculators have tried to get in on the trend which saw skyrocketing values at the end of 2017. But there is a spoiler: gains on trading digital currencies like Bitcoins are subject to taxation in Canada, a liability that must be settled in real dollars.

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.

Avoiding the Tax Consequences of Transferring Assets to Children

Posted: November 21, 2017 By: Evelyn Jacks
Posted in: Strategic Thinking , Estate Planning, Financial Advisor, knowledge bureau, Evelyn Jacks, retirement planning, tax courses, tax professional, wealth management, inheritance, financial education, asset transfer, tax on assets, beneficial ownership, tax on principal residence, capital gains tax, property transfer, real estate tax, estate planner

The transfer of assets to family members is an important part of retirement and post-retirement planning, as the tax consequences can be enormous. This is especially true now for average families as well as high-net-worth clients, because all final tax returns will carry with them the requirement to report any deemed disposition of a common family asset: the principal residence.

Keeping Businesses in the Family Through Financial Planning

Posted: October 31, 2017 By : Knowledge Bureau Staff
Posted in: Strategic Thinking , knowledge bureau, succession planning, Evelyn Jacks, Small Business, ce credits, tax course, tax preparation for proprietorships, income splitting, financial education, CE summits, business development, intergenerational issues, income sprinkling, family businesses, business builders, small business taxation, business succession, lifetime capital gains exemption, family debt management, year-end planning, tax workshops, Advising Family Businesses

Statistics show that only 30 per cent of businesses are transitioned to the next generation. However, we’re entering a time when family businesses are going to play a much more integral role in economic growth and development. Why is this, and what does that mean for advisors and tax professionals?

Capital Gains Deduction Part III: Changing the Rules, Again

Posted: October 24, 2017 By: Walter Harder
Posted in: Strategic Thinking , Tax Planning, CRA, knowledge bureau, Canada Revenue Agency, Small Business, tax changes, income splitting, tax education, entrepreneur, CE summits, Walter Harder, income sprinkling, capital gains deductions, reasonableness test, taxpayers

The federal government has recently back-tracked on their plan to limit access to the capital gains deduction available to shareholders in a family business corporation, and that’s a very good thing, as the proposals would have cost family businesses a lot of money.

Small Business Capital Gains Deduction Part II: Multiplying the Deduction

Posted: October 17, 2017 By: Walter Harder
Posted in: Strategic Thinking , CRA, dividends, knowledge bureau, Canada Revenue Agency, Evelyn Jacks, Small Business, tax education, financial education, entrepreneur, income sprinkling, Capital Gains Deduction, distributing small business income, capital gains deductions

By issuing shares in a small business to family members, it is possible to multiply the capital gains deduction available to the family. A similar strategy allows for the multiplication of the deduction for family farms or fishing operations.