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CRA Carrying Charges: What’s Not Deductible?

Posted: April 06, 2018 By: Evelyn Jacks
Posted in: Strategic Thinking , Financial Literacy, capital gains, Financial Advisor, knowledge bureau, Canada Revenue Agency, Evelyn Jacks, tax courses, tax deductions, refundable tax credits, interest, online education, interest on investments, deductible carrying charges, carrying charges, registered accounts, financial planning tax preparation

In Part 3 of this series on deductible investment expenses, we discuss costs that are not deductible – a mystery and a surprise to some taxpayers during a tax audit. Here’s more essential information to keep you out of hot water.

CRA Carrying Charges: What’s Tax Deductible?

Posted: April 03, 2018 By: Evelyn Jacks
Posted in: Strategic Thinking , tax preparation, Debt Management, Financial Literacy, CRA, knowledge bureau, Canada Revenue Agency, Evelyn Jacks, Essential Tax Facts, tax tips, tax courses, tax education, financial education, interest deductions, interest on investments, deductible carrying charges, diminished value in assets

Last week we discussed the deductibility of interest and penalties levied by the Canada Revenue Agency. In Part two of this series, we’re taking a closer look at the deductibility of interest costs on your investments.

Tax Tip: What’s Deductible When Interest Rates Rise?

Posted: March 27, 2018 By: Evelyn Jacks By :
Posted in: Strategic Thinking , Financial Literacy, CRA, knowledge bureau, Canada Revenue Agency, Bank of canada, Evelyn Jacks, tax courses, inflation, prescribed interest rates, financial education, financial courses, online courses, online education, online campus, overdue taxes, interest rate increase, CRA deadline

With the prescribed interest rate doubling to 2% as of April 1, there will be a significant impact on Canadians who face overdue tax balances with the CRA.  It follows that understanding what interest costs are deductible and which are not, is of new interest.  This subject is one that qualified tax and financial advisors will be prepared to discuss with clients as we tee up for the busiest month of tax season.

Mortgage Stress Tests: What’s the Impact to Home Owners?

Posted: March 27, 2018 By: Evelyn Jacks By :
Posted in: Strategic Thinking , Financial Literacy, knowledge bureau, interest rates, Bank of canada, Evelyn Jacks, real estate, tax education, financial education, mortgage rates, mortgage stress test, online education, Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions, OSFI, home buyer roles, mortgage down payment, mortgage lenders, buying a home, home financing

Buying a home this spring or approaching a mortgage renewal? May is the busiest time of year for real estate transactions, and you will want to see your tax and financial advisor to discuss the implications of the new mortgage rules and rising interest rates on your after-tax earnings.

Q2 Changes Expected: Prescribed Interest Rates and OAS

Posted: March 19, 2018 By: Walter Harder
Posted in: Strategic Thinking , tax preparation, Financial Literacy, CRA, OAS, Financial Advisor, knowledge bureau, Canada Revenue Agency, interest rates, Bank of canada, Evelyn Jacks, tax filing, old age security, tax courses, tax education, prescribed interest rates, Walter Harder, online education, overdue taxes, unpaid taxes, spousal investment loans

Although these won’t be announced officially for a couple of weeks yet, the prescribed interest rates and Old Age Security payment amounts are expected to change as of April 1. Here’s what we are anticipating, and why that’s so important for investment and debt management planning now:

Rising Interest Rates on the Horizon: Who Will Feel the Impact?

Posted: February 21, 2018 By : Knowledge Bureau Staff
Posted in: Strategic Thinking , Financial Literacy, knowledge bureau, interest rates, Bank of canada, Evelyn Jacks, tax courses, financial education, mortgage rates, mortgage stress test, online education, mortgage renewal

Interest rates are rising and Canadians are already feeling the pinch in paying down their operating lines.  Owing the taxman can add to the burden.  The Bank of Canada’s next interest rate announcement is March 1 and for some, the trend is already uncomfortable. Debt management is key.