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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.

When Canadians Struggle: Education is the Solution

Posted: May 29, 2018 By : Knowledge Bureau Writing Staff
Posted in: Strategic Thinking , Financial Literacy, education, knowledge bureau, Evelyn Jacks, tax courses, income equality, tax education, education statistics, online education, low income, middle class, Business Builder Retreat, poverty, Esecutive Business Builder Program, professional tax preparation

Despite good trends in overall wealth accumulation in Canada, recent reports show that many Canadians struggle financially with increasing personal debt levels, and rising mortgage interest rates. The  2018 Budget also voiced concerns about income equality and diversity, but it’s clear education is a key part of the solution.

The Trusted Tax Professional vs. CRA’s New “File My Return”

Posted: January 09, 2018 By : Knowledge Bureau Staff
Posted in: Strategic Thinking , CRA, tax credits, knowledge bureau, Evelyn Jacks, income tax, tax courses, tax deductions, financial education, tax news, CE summits, Distinguished Advisor Workshops, tax workshops, financial workshops, personal income tax, low income, File My Return

This week the National Revenue Minister announced a new program called “File My Return” that will allow Canadians with low and fixed incomes to complete their returns over the phone.

Changes to CPP Will Reduce OAS Benefits for Thousands: How Can You Help?

Posted: August 29, 2017 By : Tamar Satov
Posted in: Strategic Thinking , seniors, tax credits, knowledge bureau, Canada Pension Plan, Evelyn Jacks, guaranteed income supplement, Canadian economy, pensionable earnings, CPP, tax changes, tax education, tax preparers, retirement benefits, Old Age Security benefits, pension, low-income benefits, tax resources

Upcoming changes to the Canada Pension Plan are intended to boost retirement incomes, but for many the opposite will be true, a recent report from Canada’s Chief Actuary finds.