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Donation Controversy: Tax Relief for Media

Posted: November 27, 2018 By: Evelyn Jacks By : Beth Graddon
Posted in: Strategic Thinking , Federal Government, tax deductions, tax education, Morneau, Fall Economic Update, media tax relief, tax incentives for media subscriptions, Canada free press, Canada news

Last week’s Fall Economic Statement featured updates to Canada’s economic outlook and corporate tax changes, specifically, the Capital Cost Allowance measures. However, the Finance Minister also proposed a controversial $595 million package to support Canada’s media sector, including tax breaks for those who subscribe to some online media outlets. 

Wait Until 2020 for CRA Service Standard Improvements

Posted: November 27, 2018 By : Beth Graddon
Posted in: Strategic Thinking , CRA, Canada Revenue Agency, Taxpayers' Ombudsman, taxpayer bill of rights, tax education, CRA service standards, Auditor General, CRA business enquiries

A year after the Auditor General Report that took the CRA to task over its service standards, this fall’s report delivers further criticism. This time, CRA is being called out for its inconsistent practices and in addition, this latest critique follows the news that the implementation of call centre improvements has been delayed again.

Knowledge Bureau Launches 7 New Online Courses

Posted: October 30, 2018
Posted in: Strategic Thinking , Personal Tax, corporate tax, tax courses, investment courses, professional development, online courses, online education, retirement courses

Against the backdrop of high interest rates, complex tax changes and an economic climate that’s increasingly volatile, Knowledge Bureau has given professionals in the tax and financial services industry more tools to cope with their clients’ questions. With seven newly updated tax courses launching November 1, it’s an opportunity to enhance your education before year-end.

Graduates in the News: Michael Akpan, DFA

Posted: October 30, 2018
Posted in: Strategic Thinking , online education, Graduates in the news, grads in the news, Nancy Folliott, designates, DFA - Bookkeeping Services Specialist

Michael Sunday Akpan of Akpan Corporation in Orleans, Ontario, graduated from the DFA – Bookkeeping Services Specialist Program and enthusiastically shared how this education has helped him reach new goals in his business: “I am successful because I have a vision for a better life. I have the power to do something incredible!”

Finance Canada Report Raises Eyebrows

Posted: October 23, 2018 By: Evelyn Jacks
Posted in: Strategic Thinking , Debt, GDP, Evelyn Jacks, government spending, tax education, finance canada, pension, interest, annual report, government defecit, International Monetary Fund

Two important economic reports were released in Canada on October 19 and October 23. The former, by the Finance Department has raised eyebrows for its tax and spending increases. The second, from the Office of the Parliamentary Budget Officer, has warned about the effect of negative trade actions on Canada’s GDP.

High Taxation Has Implications for Economic Growth

Posted: October 23, 2018 By: Evelyn Jacks
Posted in: Strategic Thinking , Personal Tax, Debt Management, Wealth planning, investment, Evelyn Jacks, corporate tax, economic growth, federal budget, Canadian economy, tax education, finance canada, annual report, Tax Foundation

Exactly what is the effect of high taxation on long-term economic growth in a country in which an aging population has limited capacity to pay more tax? It’s an important consideration in light of Finance Canada’s annual report, released on Friday October 19 and this week’s PBO Report.