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CRA’s File My Return Misses the Mark

Posted: August 27, 2018 By : Beth Graddon
Posted in: Strategic Thinking , tax preparation, Financial Literacy, CRA, tax credits, knowledge bureau, Evelyn Jacks, Essential Tax Facts, tax filing, fixed income, distinguished financial advisor, tax course, income tax returns, tax deadlines, low income, File My Return, electronic filing, efiling, Netfile

Nearly 90 percent of Canadians filed their tax returns online this year. Despite this, low adoption rates show that some of the CRA’s automated programs are missing the mark - at least so far - and may be failing to improve the rates of taxpayer filing delinquency.

Tax Audit Practices: Small-Business Owners Need Financial Education

Posted: January 23, 2018 By : Knowledge Bureau Staff
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, accounting courses, income tax returns, online education, small business statistics, department of labour, labour report, audit, payroll courses

Small businesses in Canada are responsible for employing 8.2 million Canadians, which is 70.5 percent (1) of the total labour force. Recent tax changes are impacting small-business owners, their families, and the middle-class population in general, significantly.  It’s time to take control with broader, deeper tax knowledge.

What Do You Do If You’re Audited by the CRA?

Posted: October 03, 2017 By : John Tucciarone, CPA, CMA
Posted in: Strategic Thinking , CRA, tax credits, knowledge bureau, Canada Revenue Agency, tax avoidance, income tax act, Evelyn Jacks, tax evasion, taxpayer bill of rights, criminal code, Excise Tax Act, tax deductions, tax education, business expenses, CRA audit, audited by the CRA, audit process, tax laws, Canadian businesses, individual tax returns, income tax returns, income tax audit, tax write-offs, home office deductions, rental properties, tax issues, John Tucciarone, Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada

The Canada Revenue Agency completed nearly 112,000 audits during fiscal 2016-17, according to a government report on recent efforts to crack down on tax cheats. If you or your clients are chosen for an audit, there are a few best practices that can help you through the process.