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Changes to Corporate Income-Splitting Rules Could Hurt Women and Families

Posted: September 08, 2017 By : Evelyn Jacks, MFA, DFA-Tax Services Specialist
Posted in: Strategic Thinking , Federal Government, dividends, knowledge bureau, Evelyn Jacks, income tax, Small Business, distinguished advisor conference, income splitting, finance canada, financial education, entrepreneur, post-secondary education, CE summits, Canadian income tax, Morneau, gender inequality, gender issues, women and families, taxation of private corporations, feminism, income tax reform, tax planning strategy, gender statistics, income tax proposals, tax for stay-at-home parents

Finance Canada’s controversial proposals on the taxation of private corporations, which require comments on the changes by October 2, will potentially affect businesspeople of all income levels, from all walks of life, who serve and employ Canadians in their hometowns across Canada. However, they will also affect families and, in particular, women.

Students Will Owe $30K by Graduation: Debt Management Critical

Posted: September 08, 2017 By : Knowledge Bureau
Posted in: Strategic Thinking , Debt Management, Tax Planning, Financial Advisor, knowledge bureau, TFSA, RESP, rrsp, education savings, distinguished financial advisor, financial education, professional development, post-secondary education, CE Summit, student debt, student loans, CIBC poll, back-to-school, Marcia Elaschuk, consumer debt, reducing debt, debt solutions

Three-quarters (74 per cent) of Canadian post-secondary students believe they will need to supplement their schooling with more training after graduation, despite already spending on average $14,000 each year and expecting to owe $30,000 in debt by the time they complete their current program.

Financial Advisors’ Advice and Strategies Altered by A.I. Revolution

Posted: September 08, 2017 By: Evelyn Jacks
Posted in: Strategic Thinking , self-employed, knowledge bureau, tax returns, relationship management, Evelyn Jacks, income tax, retirement planning, distinguished advisor conference, financial advisors, wealth management, tax education, financial education, tax reform, entrepreneur, post-secondary education, CE summits, artificial intelligence, AI, industries, iron and ore, Malcolm McRae, tax planners, family wealth, intergenerational issues, job elimination, obsolete jobs, severance packages

From cell phones to airplanes, building and coins, ore is indispensable in modern life; but, like many other outputs, the work people do to bring it to market is being impacted by the A.I. Revolution. Similar disruptive changes affect the advice tax and financial advisors give their clients.

Time to Learn Tax Preparation? Canadian Income Tax is 100 Years Old This Month

Posted: September 08, 2017 VIA: Knowledge Bureau
Posted in: Breaking News, Economic News, Strategic Thinking , Federal Government, taxation, knowledge bureau, Evelyn Jacks, income tax, tax services specialist, distinguished financial advisor, tax education, financial education, tax preparer, Introduction to Personal Tax Preparation, tax reform, post-secondary education, financial services jobs, Canadian income tax, tax Canada, history of tax, history of income tax, Tax Acts, Income Tax Acts, tax preparer course, tax preparer certification, tax career, tax jobs

The 100th anniversary of personal income tax is coming up on September 20! On that day in 1917, The Income War Tax Act received Royal Assent, heralding in the first personal income taxes in Canada. Perhaps it’s high time you tackled the challenge and mastered the tax return and all it’s nuances? It’s an investment that could really pay off for you.

Back to School Tax Tip: Understand and Use the RESP

Posted: September 01, 2017 By: Evelyn Jacks
Posted in: Strategic Thinking , Federal Government, knowledge bureau, Evelyn Jacks, tax tips, RESP, back to school, tax deductions, CESG, post-secondary education, Registered Education Savings Plan, Canada Education Savings Grant, saving for education, tax benefits, Education Assistance Payments, investment earnings, RESP contribution limits, government assistance for education, tuition fees

Did you know that dentistry, pharmacy, medicine and law are the professions with the highest undergraduate tuition fees in Canada, ranging from $10,000 to $18,000 per year? The average tuition fee for all faculties is just under $6,000 a year. With this in mind, most families could find it challenging to fund their family’s lifelong educational needs. The Registered Education Savings Plan (RESP) can help.