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Enrol Now: Outstanding Advanced Personal Tax Update Featuring Prolific Canadian Tax Experts

Posted: December 11, 2018
Posted in: Strategic Thinking, Current Issue , tax preparation, tax credits, tax courses, ce credits, tax workshop, electronic tax filing, CE summits, personal income tax, advanced personal tax update, Income Tax Courses, 2019 tax

It’s time to shake out the cobwebs and sharpen your personal tax knowledge as you learn all the ins and outs of filing T1 tax returns in 2019. Receive a detailed line-by-line update that includes new 2018 forms and schedules from the CRA. Canada’s most popular personal tax update for professional tax filers, bookkeepers, accountants, financial advisors and their teams is coming your way. Don’t miss this highly anticipated annual tour coming to six cities in January.

Take Up Rate for Canada’s Federal Benefits is Extremely Low

Posted: November 12, 2018
Posted in: Strategic Thinking , CRA, Canada Revenue Agency, tax deductions, Diane Lebouthillier, Federal Benefits, Childcare benefit, Chief Service Officer, DFA - Tax Services Specialist, Income Tax Courses

New data shows just how many Canadians lack access to federal benefits they’re eligible to receive. This was a topic of discussion with Pierre Labbee, an outreach manager for the Canada Education Savings Program at the recent Distinguished Advisor Conference. But now an annual benefit review of the Canada Child Benefit reveals that this benefit in particular is underused, despite it being accessible to millions, and one of the reasons is a difficult relationship with the CRA.

Missed Prior Returns: 8 Reasons to File Before Year-End

Posted: November 06, 2018 By: Evelyn Jacks
Posted in: Strategic Thinking , tax preparation, tax credits, Evelyn Jacks, tax deductions, tax benefits, CRA penalties, income tax filing, tax deliquency, missed returns, filing late taxes

Did you forget to file a tax return in a previous year? It can pay handsomely to catch up before year-end. Not only can you recover tax refunds CRA may still owe you (that’s the main reason for most), but here are 8 additional reasons to file those missed returns before year-end:

Financial Pros Push for Canadian Tax Reform

Posted: October 02, 2018 By : Knowledge Bureau Staff
Posted in: Strategic Thinking , Financial Literacy, Evelyn Jacks, income tax, Essential Tax Facts, Investing, tax education, tax reform, tax rates, Morneau, NAFTA, Canada's competitiveness, U.S. tax, 1%, Canada's tax system, minimum annual income, tax policy

It’s almost unanimous among tax and financial advisors who strongly believe that Canada needs tax reform to create a fair, simple and certain tax system for people of all income levels.

Newcomers Need Advice: Can You Explain Our Complex Tax System?

Posted: September 17, 2018 By: Evelyn Jacks
Posted in: Strategic Thinking , taxation, knowledge bureau, Evelyn Jacks, tax reform, personal income tax, immigration, canadian newcomers, working abroad, newcomers to canada, immigrants, returning residents, Canadians returning, living aborad, Social Insurance Number, Canada's tax system, tax guidelines

Our nation’s system is complex even to tax-educated Canadians. Imagine how mind-boggling this must be for newcomers (immigrants and refugees) and returning residents to Canada. There’s opportunity for advisors to work with this vast niche market and become a trusted educator and advocate for these families.

Tax Enforcement: Are Subjective Views Helpful?

Posted: August 27, 2018 By: Evelyn Jacks
Posted in: Strategic Thinking , CRA, capital gains, knowledge bureau, taxing the rich, Evelyn Jacks, income tax, Canadian economy, tax literacy, tax education, CE summits, CRA audits, CRA workers, 1%, top personal income tax rate, corporate tax rates, capital gains taxes, fair taxation, equal taxation, Business Tax Services Specialist

The results of a mid-month survey of CRA tax auditors by the Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada (PIPSC) highlight the challenges of keeping Canada’s tax system fair for all. One of them is the easy headlines that pit one group of taxpayers – generally the “wealthy” - against another. But a deeper read of the survey uncovers relevant and possibly more purposeful insights.