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A Sigh of Relief Regarding Passive Investment Income: But No Grandfathering

Posted: March 06, 2018 By: Evelyn Jacks
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Two new measures were introduced in the February 27, 2018 budget that curtail the advantages of investing inside a private corporation, starting in 2019. All was met with a collective sigh of relief, considering the flawed fall proposals. However, there is still a twist - no grandfathering provisions for private corporations under two new proposals:

Employee Stock Options: Five Tax Tips You Need to Know

Posted: January 30, 2018 By: Evelyn Jacks
Posted in: Strategic Thinking , knowledge bureau, income tax act, Evelyn Jacks, Small Business, securities, employee stock options, tax courses, taxable benefits, tax education, income tax filing, online education, stocks and bonds, Canadian Controlled Private Corporation, security options deduction, taxable net income, employment income benefit

Within today’s rapidly emerging new economy, many employers are enticing new talent with employee stock option plans: the opportunity to purchase shares in their corporations at some future date, at today’s lower price. But there are tax consequences. What do employees need to know?

Anything But Simple: Morneau’s Income Sprinkling Rules Start January 1

Posted: December 19, 2017 By: Evelyn Jacks
Posted in: Strategic Thinking , Financial Literacy, CRA, capital gains, knowledge bureau, Evelyn Jacks, family business, retirement planning, investment income, tax courses, financial advisors, retirement income, wealth management, tax changes, income splitting, tax advisors, financial education, tax reform, small business tax, Liberal government, Canadian income tax, Morneau, income sprinkling, family tax credits, reasonableness test, capital contribution, private corporation tax, incorporated business

It’s official, family income sprinkling rules will take effect January 1, 2018, and, unless a family member can show active participation under still-complicated reasonableness tests, distributions of income from private family businesses will be taxed at top tax rates, with none of the progressivity in tax rates available to individuals. This will require an immediate rethinking of resources available to the economic unit known as the family business.

Critical Financial Education on Family Business Tax at November CE Summits

Posted: November 14, 2017 By : Knowledge Bureau Staff
Posted in: Strategic Thinking , CRA, knowledge bureau, Evelyn Jacks, tax courses, financial advisors, ce credits, year-end tax planning, financial education, tax preparers, CE summits, tax proposals, Liberal government, Larry Frostiak, Morneau, taxation of private corporations, tax issues, small business taxation, financial workshops, passive income taxation, corporate valuation, Frostiak and Leslie Chartered Accountants

The tax proposals introduced on July 18, 2017, are complex and continue to evolve, promising some mind-numbing complexing for business clients. Tax and financial advisors need to gain a thorough understanding of the intricacies of these proposals in order to reduce the impact on their clients. The November CE Summits will address this need, in a focused session featuring family business tax expert Larry Frostiak. Note - Registration ends today, November 15.

Addressing Unfair Tax Changes, Morneau Makes a Second Attempt at Tax Reform

Posted: October 17, 2017 By: Evelyn Jacks
Posted in: Strategic Thinking , knowledge bureau, Evelyn Jacks, Small Business, Canadian economy, finance minister, income splitting, tax education, financial education, tax reform, entrepreneur, CE summits, Liberal government, Morneau, income sprinkling, unfair tax changes, Distinguished Advisor Workshops, Trudeau, reasonableness test, private corporation taxation, family businesses, small business tax rate

The Finance Department backtracked on a few of their controversial tax reforms for private corporations this week, adding a tax cut of $2.9 Billion over the next five years to douse the flames of discontent. However, family businesses will continue to face tax risk and uncertainty due to a “reasonableness” test – albeit a simplified one – that will limit income sprinkling to contributors of labor, risk or capital in the business.

It’s Official:  Government Is Moving Ahead with Tax on Passive Income

Posted: October 17, 2017 By: Evelyn Jacks
Posted in: Strategic Thinking , knowledge bureau, Evelyn Jacks, Small Business, Canadian economy, finance minister, income splitting, tax education, financial education, tax reform, entrepreneur, CE summits, Liberal government, Morneau, income sprinkling, unfair tax changes, Distinguished Advisor Workshops, Trudeau, reasonableness test, private corporation taxation, family businesses, small business tax rate

Finance Minister Morneau today announced that his department will move forward with their goal to tax passive investment income earned within private corporations.  What’s becomes apparent from the minimal details released, is that not much has changed in the government’s intentions, since the measures were first floated on July 18, 2017.