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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.

New Veterans’ Benefit: Launch Your Financial Sector Career

Posted: April 03, 2018 By : Knowledge Bureau Writing Staff
Posted in: Strategic Thinking , Financial Literacy, Financial Advisor, tax credits, knowledge bureau, income tax act, Evelyn Jacks, tax courses, tax advisor, Canadian Armed Forces, financial services, financial education, online education, online campus, Veterans Benefit, Reserve Force, retired military, civilian careers, Canadian Army Veterans' Education and Training benefit, careers, tax careers

Are you a Canadian army veteran looking for your next career opportunity? The new Veterans' Education and Training Benefit supports your educational pursuits in the tax and financial services.  Knowledge Bureau courses and programs are eligible, and convenient: available online for continuous intake, 24/7. They provide new credentials for skills that are in high demand.

Good News for Veterans: Veterans’ Education and Training Benefit

Posted: March 19, 2018 By : Knowledge Bureau Staff
Posted in: Strategic Thinking , tax preparation, Financial Literacy, Financial Advisor, tax credits, knowledge bureau, income tax act, Evelyn Jacks, tax courses, tax advisor, Canadian Armed Forces, financial education, online education, online campus, Veterans Benefit, tax credit, Reserve Force, Canadian army, Veterans Education and Training Benefit, Caregiver Recognition Benefit, Caregiver Relief Benefit

It’s always nice to share good news on the first week of spring: an important new benefit for veterans takes effect on April 1, 2018.  First announced in the 2017 federal budget, the new Veterans’ Education and Training Benefit is part of the $133.9 million earmarked over six years to help veterans achieve post-military employment and position them to be more competitive in the workforce. But is it taxable?

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.

Employee Stock Options: Five Tax Tips You Need to Know

Posted: January 30, 2018 By: Evelyn Jacks
Posted in: Strategic Thinking , knowledge bureau, income tax act, Evelyn Jacks, Small Business, securities, employee stock options, tax courses, taxable benefits, tax education, income tax filing, online education, stocks and bonds, Canadian Controlled Private Corporation, security options deduction, taxable net income, employment income benefit

Within today’s rapidly emerging new economy, many employers are enticing new talent with employee stock option plans: the opportunity to purchase shares in their corporations at some future date, at today’s lower price. But there are tax consequences. What do employees need to know?

Capital Gains Deduction Series, Part I: The Basics

Posted: October 10, 2017 By: Walter Harder
Posted in: Strategic Thinking , Financial Literacy, CRA, knowledge bureau, Canada Revenue Agency, income tax act, Evelyn Jacks, income tax, tax deductions, tax education, financial education, small business tax, tax benefits, taxpayer, farming tax, fishing tax, agriculture tax, Capital Gains Deduction, corporation shares, disposition dates, spousal taxation, agricultural property, fishing property, business partnership, business taxation

With proposed changes looming to the eligibility for the Lifetime Capital Gains Exemption (LCGE), which becomes the Capital Gains Deduction on the personal tax return, tax and financial advisors are well advised to review the rules and have discussions with their clients on whether any year end planning opportunities should be pursued.