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June 17 Filing Deadline for Proprietors: It Doesn’t Pay to Wait

Posted: April 16, 2019 By : Christine Steendam
Posted in: Strategic Thinking , self-employed, Small Business, proprietorship taxes, tax filing deadlines, tax preparation for proprietorships, entrepreneur, proprietor, June 15, Apri 30

With a little under two weeks until the April 30 filing deadline for individuals, tax filing season is in full swing. However, there is another upcoming date to think about: the June 17 filing deadline for proprietors. If there is a balance due, it’s best for all taxpayers to file and pay by April 30 in order to avoid interest costs.

New Capital Cost Allowance Changes: Do Small Business Owners Benefit?

Posted: March 12, 2019
Posted in: Strategic Thinking , self-employed, corporate tax, capital cost allowance, proprietorship, tax filing for proprietorships, tax accounting for proprietorships, Capital Expenditures

Knowledge Bureau has released a newly updated certificate course to train advisors on the nuances of filing tax returns for small businesses. The big tax change this tax season is proving to be a bit of a headache: how to handle new capital cost allowance claims under the new Accelerated Investment Incentive. Good news: this new course covers the issue with great examples and case studies.  

Business Partnerships: Signing on the Dotted Line

Posted: September 24, 2018 By : Knowledge Bureau Staff
Posted in: Strategic Thinking , DAC, self-employed, knowledge bureau, Small Business, business development, leadership, tax courses Evelyn Jacks, Business Builder Retreat, Philippe Richer, business owner, entreprenreur, prorietorship agreement, shareholder agreement, business contract, business investing

It’s critical to operate within safe havens if you are in business today. To mitigate the challenges and issues partners and shareholders in business face during the business-building process, it’s essential to have a contract in place. But many don’t understand the core components before signing on the dotted line.

A Workforce of Freelancers: Almost Half by 2020

Posted: September 17, 2018 By: Evelyn Jacks
Posted in: Strategic Thinking , President - Knowledge Bureau, self-employed, Evelyn Jacks, proprietorship taxes, Canadian economy, entrepreneur, proprietorship, gig economy, freelance, moonlighting, business leader, tax for self employed, tax prearation, Canadian workforce

Traditionally, 85 percent of Canada’s workforce has consisted of the employed. But that’s about to change: 45 percent of Canada’s workforce will be “on demand” or “freelancing” by 2020 *. This is a continuation of an upward trend that started with the financial crisis of 2008. This also means an increasing number of Canadians need to revisit what kind of tax and financial planning they should be doing.

New Mortgage Options for the Self-Employed

Posted: September 10, 2018 By : Beth Graddon
Posted in: Strategic Thinking , Debt Management, Financial Literacy, self-employed, Evelyn Jacks, mortgage, entrepreneur, mortgage down payment, mortgage lenders, proprietor, qualifying for a mortgage, self-employed mortgage, Canadian Mortgage and Housing Corporation, CMHC, applying for a mortgage, Proof of Income Statement

Single, self-employed Canadians have struggled with mortgage lending requirements for many years. But that’s all about to get easier starting on October 1, as new guidelines will improve borrowing eligibility of current or aspiring proprietors.

Despite Obstacles, Canada’s Growing Labour Force Points to Strong Economy

Posted: July 10, 2018 By : Knowledge Bureau Staff Writers
Posted in: Strategic Thinking , Financial Literacy, self-employed, knowledge bureau, interest rates, Bank of canada, Evelyn Jacks, tax courses, distinguished financial advisor, Canadian economy, financial education, entrepreneur, Executive Business Builder Program, Business Builder Retreat, labour force, job market, unemployment rate, stephen Polaz, debt and cash flow, business owner

Despite all the doom and gloom reported lately, Canada’s economy is actually growing. All signs point to an increase in Bank of Canada rates later today, as a new Labour Force Study from Statistics Canada indicates that for the month of June, the country’s labour force increased with the creation of 31,800 new jobs. The report also cites increasing self-employment levels.