All items tagged with: social benefits

Child Benefit Enhancements: Government Improves Access to Social Benefits

Posted: May 22, 2018 By: Evelyn Jacks
Posted in: Strategic Thinking , Financial Literacy, tax credits, knowledge bureau, tax returns, Evelyn Jacks, financial education, tax benefits, social benefits, Canada Child Benefit, online education

The Canada Child Benefit (CCB) will increase this July for families that filed a 2017 tax return. However, the requirement to file a tax return is just one of the reasons why thousands of Canadians can’t access these generous, tax free benefits. The government will soon spend more on awareness; but the tax and financial services community can assist, too.

Business and Financial Pros Say Government Should Do More to Support Post-Secondary Education

Posted: October 03, 2017 By : Tamar Satov
Posted in: Strategic Thinking , Debt Management, Financial Literacy, CRA, tax credits, knowledge bureau, Canada Revenue Agency, Evelyn Jacks, RESP, education savings, tax courses, tax deductions, CESG, financial education, post-secondary education, CE summits, Registered Education Savings Plan, Canada Education Savings Grant, education debt, tuition credits, education deductions, student tax credits, Canadian government, adult education, social benefits, financial assistance, cost of post-secondary education, how to afford university, Canada Learning Bond, debt and cash flow management course

The majority of Canadian financial professionals and business leaders say the government is not doing enough to support post-secondary education, according to an online poll conducted by Knowledge Bureau, Canada’s premiere national institute for excellence in financial education. These findings come despite generous, but underutilized, support from the RESP, Canada Education Savings Grants and Canada Learning Bonds.

How to Reduce or Eliminate Repayments of Social Benefits in 2014

Posted: May 01, 2014
Posted in: Strategic Thinking, Tax Tips, Tax Planning , social benefits repayment

Taxpayers who receive Employment Insurance or Old Age Security benefits in 2014 may be required to repay all or part of those benefits, depending on their income level. However, there are ways to reduce or eliminate those repayments.