All items tagged with: middle class

Federal Budget 2018: Liberals to Unveil It on February 27, 2018

Posted: February 12, 2018 By : Knowledge Bureau Staff
Posted in: Strategic Thinking , Financial Literacy, knowledge bureau, Evelyn Jacks, Small Business, federal budget, tax courses, income splitting, tax education, entrepreneur, Liberal government, Morneau, unfair tax changes, online education, middle class, income tax changes, passive investment income, income tax credits

February promises to go out like a lion with yesterday’s announcement that the 2018 budget will be unveiled on February 27, 2018. It’s interesting timing. Other important milestones: CRA starts processing 2017 tax returns on February 26, the T4/T5 tax slip deadline is on February 28 and the RRSP filing deadline is March 1.

No Tax Relief for Middle Class: A Bigger Bill Despite Government Claims

Posted: January 23, 2018 By : Knowledge Bureau Staff
Posted in: Strategic Thinking , Financial Literacy, CRA, Financial Advisor, knowledge bureau, Canada Revenue Agency, Canada Pension Plan, Evelyn Jacks, income tax, tax courses, tax advisor, financial education, Liberal government, Morneau, Trudeau, online education, middle class, Fraser Institute, payroll taxes

A recent study by the Fraser Institute reveals that the Liberal government’s changes to the personal income tax system have already raised taxes for the vast majority of middle-income Canadian families (81 percent) by an average of $840 annually. But there’s more to come. . .

It’s Over 50% - Top 3% Pay More Than Their Fair Share

Posted: October 10, 2017 By : Knowledge Bureau Staff
Posted in: Strategic Thinking , CRA, Financial Advisor, knowledge bureau, Evelyn Jacks, income tax, Small Business, tax courses, Canadian economy, wealth management, tax changes, tax education, financial education, tax reform, Liberal government, Morneau, Canadian Controlled Private Corporations, unfair tax changes, tax fairness, federal income tax, middle class taxation, entrepreneurs, CTF, high-income, government issues

Amidst calls by the federal government to improve “tax fairness,” a report by the Canadian Taxpayers Federation (CTF) shows that while a mere three per cent of all tax filers earn $150,000 or more, they contribute over one-third of all federal income taxes collected.

Are We Richer Now Than We Were 30 Years Ago?

Posted: April 09, 2014
Posted in: Strategic Thinking, Investment & Retirement , middle class wealth

There has been a lot said and written about the state of the middle class, with some people claiming that we are worse off now than we were 30 years ago.