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Canada’s Tax Freedom Day: Implications to Wealth Management

Posted: May 29, 2018 By: Evelyn Jacks
Posted in: Strategic Thinking , Financial Literacy, knowledge bureau, Evelyn Jacks, income tax, retirement planning, tax strategies, tax courses, wealth management, financial education, tax dates

Every year there is a milestone date when Canadians can shift their focus from paying taxes due to using their income to secure their financial future. Several countries track “Tax Freedom Day” annually, and Canada’s is coming up in June. It falls weeks behind other countries, which can have negative repercussions to wealth management and retirement planning.

Avoid Tax Traps: Estimate Your 2018 Taxes Due

Posted: May 22, 2018 By : Knowledge Bureau Writing Staff
Posted in: Strategic Thinking , tax preparation, knowledge bureau, Evelyn Jacks, income tax estimator, tax calculator, Small Business, tax courses, entrepreneur, CRA penalties, online education, overdue taxes, late filing, proprietors, free tax calculator

The June 15 tax filing deadline for proprietorships is just around the corner.  But, there’s another problem soon to befall delinquent taxpayers:  the tax collector is coming if you haven’t paid up, and you can expect a “no excuses” approach.

Sneak Peek! Start Your Career Filing Personal Tax Returns

Posted: May 15, 2018 By : Knowledge Bureau Staff Writers
Posted in: Strategic Thinking , tax preparation, CRA, tax credits, knowledge bureau, Evelyn Jacks, tax course, tax reform, Morneau, income tax filing, personal income tax, online education, 2018 Budget, preparing tax returns

Now that it’s May, a whole new tax season – 2018 - has begun! It’s prime time to “spring into studies” and enhance your career with knowledge and skills in personal tax consultancy.  Why?  Artificial intelligence and software solutions can’t replace the true value of specialized advice.

June 15 Filing Deadline for Proprietorships: Brush Up on Tax Change Now

Posted: May 15, 2018
Posted in: Strategic Thinking , CRA, knowledge bureau, Canada Revenue Agency, Evelyn Jacks, Small Business, Bookkeeping, tax courses, tax changes, financial education, tax software, tax reform, entrepreneur, Strategic Thinking, accounting courses, online education, small business statistics, department of labour, labour report, audit, payroll courses, income tax returrns

Small businesses in Canada are responsible for employing 8.2 million Canadians, which is 70.5 percent of the total labour force.1 Recent tax changes impacting small-business owners require broader, deeper tax knowledge for accurate, audit-proof returns. It’s time to brush up on audit-proof tax filing skills now in advance of the June 15 final filing deadline.

Home Accessibility Expenses: Claim Guidelines and Double-Dipping

Posted: April 16, 2018 By : Walter Harder and Evelyn Jacks
Posted in: Strategic Thinking , Financial Literacy, tax credits, knowledge bureau, Evelyn Jacks, tax courses, tax education, online courses, Disability Tax Credits, income tax filing, online education, medical claims, accessibility credits, caregiver credits, claiming medical expenses

The process of claiming home accessibility and medical expenses can be complex for eligible parties. When do home accessibility and medical expenses need to be claimed? How do you do it? How do you know which credits you’re eligible for? Here are some key guidelines.

Breaking News: Ontario 2018 Budget Released

Posted: April 03, 2018 By : Knowledge Bureau Staff
Posted in: Strategic Thinking , tax credits, knowledge bureau, income tax act, Evelyn Jacks, income tax, charitable donation credit, Ontario budget, small business tax, provincial budget, tax loopholes, research and development credit, personal tax bracket, employer health tax exemption

On March 28, 2018 Ontario released what has been widely considered to be a “Pre-Election Budget”. Aside from large spending increases, it features changes to Ontario’s tax rate structure, which so far have received little fanfare. Seven tax brackets result in personal tax increases for almost two million people; in addition, 20,000 private businesses will pay at least $2,400 more in health taxes.