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Tax Tip: Avoid Clawback of Your EI Benefits

Posted: March 06, 2018 By: Evelyn Jacks
Posted in: Strategic Thinking , Financial Literacy, knowledge bureau, Evelyn Jacks, rrsp, tax courses, employment insurance, financial education, online education, employment benefits, EI Benefits, clawback, EI repayment, layoff, Ontario EI

Are you a high-income earner—perhaps an executive, or seasonal construction or oil rig worker—who may  suffer a loss of employment?  For the 2017 tax year, the base amount for EI repayment is $64,125.  The amount is indexed year over year and if you get caught with income over this, you’ll likely be unpleasantly surprised when you file your 2017 return .  Here’s why:

Debt Management Series: Home Buyers Plan

Posted: March 06, 2018 By : Knowledge Bureau Staff
Posted in: Strategic Thinking , Debt Management, Financial Literacy, knowledge bureau, Evelyn Jacks, rrsp, tax courses, Marcia Elaschuk, online education, mortgage down payment, mortgage lenders, buying a home, home buyers plan, HPB, first time buyers, real estate purchase, financing

Do you have clients looking to buy their first home? Ensure they’re familiar with the ins and outs of the Home Buyers Plan to help them fund their purchase.

Tax Tip: Three Tax Secrets for RRSP Investors

Posted: February 21, 2018 By: Evelyn Jacks
Posted in: Strategic Thinking , tax preparation, Financial Literacy, CRA, tax credits, investments, knowledge bureau, Canada Revenue Agency, Evelyn Jacks, rrsp, tax filing, tax courses, taxpayer, financial courses, federal income tax, online education, contribution deadline, RRSP deduction, net income, income tax estimator calculator

March 1, 2018 is an important date for savvy taxpayers:  don’t miss topping up your RRSP contribution by this deadline. It’s a great investment for your retirement, of course, but it’s so much more powerful:  there are, in fact, three additional tax secrets most people don’t know about that can help you improve your finances.

Aboriginal Peoples: Tax Filing Considerations

Posted: February 06, 2018 By: Evelyn Jacks
Posted in: Strategic Thinking , Financial Literacy, CRA, dividends, capital gains, tax credits, knowledge bureau, Canada Revenue Agency, RRSPs, income tax act, Evelyn Jacks, corporate tax, old age security, tax courses, interest income, tax education, financial education, online courses, online education, Knowledge Journal, Aboriginal people, tax deductions for aboriginals, Indian Status, tax exemptions, Guaranteed Income Supplements, support payments, trust tax

Canada has 1,673,785 aboriginal people, representing 4.9 percent of the population. According to our census, this population has grown 42.5 percent in the period 2006-16 and the average age of the aboriginal people, at 32.1 years, is close to a decade younger than the rest of Canada. There are unique tax filing concerns for these Canadians, requiring specialized knowledge.

Focus on RRSP: Six More Year-End Tax Tips

Posted: December 19, 2017 By: Evelyn Jacks
Posted in: Strategic Thinking , Tax Planning, knowledge bureau, Canada Pension Plan, Evelyn Jacks, tax tips, retirement planning, rrsp, old age security, tax courses, CPP, wealth management, income splitting, financial education, online courses, year-end tax strategies, investment portfolio, RRSP contribution limits, dividend tax credit, severance and pension payments, RRSP contribution deadlines, Home Buyers’ Plan, security transfers, RRSP penalties, income tax installment payments

There is still time to consider your own unique RRSP tax strategy to reduce income and taxes and increase refundable tax credits for your financial gain in 2018. The RRSP contribution deadline is March 1, 2018. Following is the last of our series of a dozen tips to consider as the holidays begin and before this year ends:

People in the News:  Barbara Schuster

Posted: December 19, 2017 By : Knowledge Bureau Staff
Posted in: Strategic Thinking , Tax Planning, CRA, knowledge bureau, Canada Pension Plan, Evelyn Jacks, income tax, retirement planning, rrsp, tax courses, wealth management, financial education, net worth, online education, Knowledge Journal, Barbara Schuster, Investors Group

Congratulations to Barbara Schuster from Investors Group who just graduated from Knowledge Bureau’s Advanced Tax-Efficient Retirement Income Planning self-study course, and had the following comments about her experiences: