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U.S. Tax Reforms: More Damaging Than NAFTA Failure?

Posted: September 17, 2018 By : Beth Graddon
Posted in: Strategic Thinking, Current Issue , DAC, distinguished advisor conference, Cross Border Tax, Canadian economy, snowbirds, finance canada, tax reform, Morneau, business tax, Dean Smith, Canada's competitiveness, Canadians abroad, U.S. tax reform, Jack Mintz, capital deductions, U.S. economy, working in the U.S.

Data from a recent PwC study shows that the economic repercussions of Canada’s increasing lack of competitiveness due to U.S. tax reforms, could be ten times greater than the fallout from a NAFTA termination. If you work with business owner clients, expect to be asked about the granular details of the incentives.

Dr. Michael Graham: Wisdoms from the Street

Posted: March 13, 2018
Posted in: Strategic Thinking , Financial Literacy, knowledge bureau, Evelyn Jacks, federal budget, tax courses, finance minister, tax education, finance canada, financial education, Canadian small business, stock market, 2018 Federal Budget, Moreneau, online education, online campus, US taxation, US tax cuts, Dr Michael Graham

Guest columnist Dr. Michael Graham, two-time guest lecturer at Knowledge Bureau’s Distinguished Advisor Conference, muses about the economic and political volatility of the day and what Canadian investors can expect as March gathers steam, post-federal budget.  Early registration for this year’s outstanding 15th Anniversary DAC is March 15 – RSVP now.

People in the News: Reader Comments on Tax Reform

Posted: November 28, 2017 By : Knowledge Bureau Staff
Posted in: Strategic Thinking , knowledge bureau, Evelyn Jacks, income tax, tax courses, tax changes, tax education, finance canada, tax reform, tax proposals, Liberal government, Morneau, unfair tax changes, small business taxation, Klaus Theyer

At Knowledge Bureau, we love to receive feedback from our readers. Klaus Theyer of Exact Tax Services commented on thought leadership about recent federal tax changes.  Here’s what he said:

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.

Changes to Corporate Income-Splitting Rules Could Hurt Women and Families

Posted: September 08, 2017 By : Evelyn Jacks, MFA, DFA-Tax Services Specialist
Posted in: Strategic Thinking , Federal Government, dividends, knowledge bureau, Evelyn Jacks, income tax, Small Business, distinguished advisor conference, income splitting, finance canada, financial education, entrepreneur, post-secondary education, CE summits, Canadian income tax, Morneau, gender inequality, gender issues, women and families, taxation of private corporations, feminism, income tax reform, tax planning strategy, gender statistics, income tax proposals, tax for stay-at-home parents

Finance Canada’s controversial proposals on the taxation of private corporations, which require comments on the changes by October 2, will potentially affect businesspeople of all income levels, from all walks of life, who serve and employ Canadians in their hometowns across Canada. However, they will also affect families and, in particular, women.