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Consumer Woes: New Surtax hits Cross-Border Shoppers, While Interest Rates Rise

Posted: July 10, 2018 By: Evelyn Jacks By :
Posted in: Strategic Thinking , Debt Management, Financial Literacy, knowledge bureau, Evelyn Jacks, financial education, online courses, budgeting, US tax, NAFTA, Canada's competitiveness, trade agreement, buy Canadian, Canadian-made food, "Trump-free", Canadian dollar, Canadian agriculture, grocery budget, cross-border shopping, duties and taxes, US exemption limits, surtax, tariffs, Canadian economyu

Canadians spend anywhere from $4.7 to $8 Billion on cross-border shopping and if you spent the July long weekend looking for bargains in the U.S. you may have had an unpleasant surprise:  despite the loonie holding some ground against US currency, a new 10% surtax on certain consumer goods came into effective July 1, when if you exceeded your exemption limit.

Surviving Market Volatility: Advisors Must Manage Clients’ Emotions

Posted: July 03, 2018 By : Knowledge Bureau Staff Writers
Posted in: Strategic Thinking , Real Wealth Management, Financial Literacy, knowledge bureau, relationship management, financial advisors, wealth managers, financial education, CE summits, Executive Business Builder Program, online courses, Business Builder Retreat, holistic wealth management, client-centric strategies, fifnancial advisor studies, future of wealth management, evelyn Jcks

Volatility is cited as the largest threat to the financial markets and 73 percent of advisors involved in the Natixis Investment Managers 2018 Global Financial Professionals Survey believe this will affect performance. Close to 90 percent believe their primary role is to help clients get through the emotional roller coaster – and their success increasingly hinges on this skillset as economic uncertainty rises.

Buy Canadian: But at What Cost?

Posted: June 26, 2018 By : Knowledge Bureau staff Writers
Posted in: Strategic Thinking , Debt Management, Financial Literacy, knowledge bureau, Evelyn Jacks, Canadian economy, financial education, online courses, budgeting, US tax, NAFTA, Canada's competitiveness, trade agreement, buy Canadian, Canadian-made food, "Trump-free", Canadian dollar, Canadian agriculture, grocery budget

It could be a “Buy-Canadian” summer as trade tensions escalating between Canada and U.S. are starting a movement towards economic nationalism throughout Canada. But that comes at a cost - can you afford to spend more? Canadians currently have over $2 Trillion in debt, according to the Bank of Canada, and increased spending could dig a deeper hole.

Sneak Peek! Dig Deep and Overcome A.I. Risks with Tax Prep Value-Adds

Posted: June 12, 2018 By : Knowledge bureau Staff Writers
Posted in: Strategic Thinking , tax preparation, knowledge bureau, Evelyn Jacks, advanced tax preparation, self-study programs, tax education, tax software, online courses, online education, family tax, artifical intelligence, value-add

The most professional tax practitioners are those who have excellent investigative skills in conducting the most exhaustive client interviews, and the best research skills in knowing when and where to look for help. Would you like to hone your skills and become one of them?

Home Accessibility Expenses: Claim Guidelines and Double-Dipping

Posted: April 16, 2018 By : Walter Harder and Evelyn Jacks
Posted in: Strategic Thinking , Financial Literacy, tax credits, knowledge bureau, Evelyn Jacks, tax courses, tax education, online courses, Disability Tax Credits, income tax filing, online education, medical claims, accessibility credits, caregiver credits, claiming medical expenses

The process of claiming home accessibility and medical expenses can be complex for eligible parties. When do home accessibility and medical expenses need to be claimed? How do you do it? How do you know which credits you’re eligible for? Here are some key guidelines.

Travel for Medical Care? Claim Your Deductions

Posted: April 16, 2018 By : Knowledge Bureau Staff
Posted in: Strategic Thinking , tax preparation, Financial Literacy, knowledge bureau, Evelyn Jacks, tax services specialist, Medical expenses, tax filing, tax courses, tax education, financial education, CE summits, online courses, financial workshops, online campus, medical claims, medical travel, vehicle rates, simplified method claims

Do you have clients who travelled to another city for medical care in 2017, but failed to keep receipts?  It pays to do a little research to maximize their claims. In fact, they don’t need to miss out on the medical expense savings, if you use the simplified method to file.  Here are the rules: