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Lucrative Year-End Tax Claims

Posted: October 16, 2018 By: Evelyn Jacks
Posted in: Strategic Thinking , Evelyn Jacks, Essential Tax Facts, Moving Expenses, rrsp, tax deductions, medical claims, travel expenses, home modifications, vehicle expenses, disability claims

The claims for medical expenses incurred for travel and modifying your home can be quite lucrative, but you’ll need to know what documentation to keep, because these are two areas that can attract the tax auditor. Here’s what you need to know:

CRA News: Advantage Rules for Investments & 2019 TFSA Limits

Posted: October 02, 2018 By: Walter Harder
Posted in: Strategic Thinking , Financial Literacy, CRA, investment, TFSA, RESP, rrsp, RDSP, tax deductions, tax education, tfsa contribution, RRIF, Walter Harder, investment strategy, contribution limiits

Two new important pieces of information from the CRA impact the registered investment strategies of Canadian taxpayers. The forecasted TFSA contribution limits for 2019, and the long-awaited Income Tax Folio S3-F10-C3, Advantages – RRSPs, RESPs, RRIFs, RDSPs and TFSAs issued on October 1.

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.