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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.

Tax Tip: 10 Tax-Exempt Income Sources

Posted: February 12, 2018 By: Evelyn Jacks
Posted in: Strategic Thinking , capital gains, knowledge bureau, TFSA, Evelyn Jacks, tax exempt income, tax courses, online courses, Canada Child Benefit, online education, tax exemptions, exempt amounts, inheritances, lottery winnings, disability plans, GST credit, HST Credit, social assistance payments, Municipal Officers Expense Allowances, employment benefits

Love this tax tip: all income sources are not taxable. Here’s my top 10 favorite “dark horses” – exempt amounts most people don’t know about.

Aboriginal Peoples: Tax Filing Considerations

Posted: February 06, 2018 By: Evelyn Jacks
Posted in: Strategic Thinking , Financial Literacy, CRA, dividends, capital gains, tax credits, knowledge bureau, Canada Revenue Agency, RRSPs, income tax act, Evelyn Jacks, corporate tax, old age security, tax courses, interest income, tax education, financial education, online courses, online education, Knowledge Journal, Aboriginal people, tax deductions for aboriginals, Indian Status, tax exemptions, Guaranteed Income Supplements, support payments, trust tax

Canada has 1,673,785 aboriginal people, representing 4.9 percent of the population. According to our census, this population has grown 42.5 percent in the period 2006-16 and the average age of the aboriginal people, at 32.1 years, is close to a decade younger than the rest of Canada. There are unique tax filing concerns for these Canadians, requiring specialized knowledge.

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.