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Ethics and Leadership: When Social Mores Change

Posted: January 16, 2018 By : Knowledge Bureau Staff
Posted in: Strategic Thinking, Current Issue , knowledge bureau, Evelyn Jacks, Small Business, financial advisors, tax advisors, entrepreneur, business development, leadership, thought leaders, career development, online education, ethics, ethical leadership, leadership programs, education for entrepreneurs, Executive Business Builder

Watching the antics of various leaders in the news these days, it’s clear the challenges of leadership are always on display.  Leadership, ultimately is about followers, and ethical leadership is enduring. Exactly how do great leaders develop their leadership styles, and do the right things in periods of great change and much distraction?

Frenzied Taxpayers; Calm & Professional Responses

Posted: January 16, 2018 By : Knowledge Bureau Staff
Posted in: Strategic Thinking, Current Issue , tax preparation, CRA, knowledge bureau, Evelyn Jacks, income tax, tax courses, tax advisor, financial conferences, financial workshops, Knowledge Journal

It’s not too late: a few spots are left for the January Advanced Tax Update. This  CE Summit is Canada’s best and most comprehensive personal tax update seminar and it comes with significant resources to make tax season easier for you.

Poll Results: Advisors Must Put More Emphasis on Discussing Charitable Giving

Posted: January 09, 2018 By : Knowledge Bureau Staff
Posted in: Strategic Thinking , knowledge bureau, tax returns, charitable giving, Evelyn Jacks, income tax, tax courses, financial advisors, tax advisors, financial education, Knowledge Bureau poll, online education, Super Donor Credit, donation tax credit, charity tax credit, resolutions

In December, we asked Knowledge Bureau Report readers, “In your opinion, are tax and financial professionals taking the time to help clients understand the benefits of charitable giving?” In a surprising result, only 17 percent thought their peer group was spending enough time counselling their clients how to make donations in a tax-efficient way.

People in the News: Benitta Anselm Nerio

Posted: January 09, 2018 By : Knowledge Bureau Staff
Posted in: Strategic Thinking , CRA, knowledge bureau, Evelyn Jacks, Small Business, tax courses, tax changes, tax advisors, tax education, CE summits, Morneau, income sprinkling, online education, income tax preparation, income tax for business, tax for proprietorships, Benitta Anselm Nerio

We’d like to say congratulations to Benitta Anselm Nerio on the completion of Knowledge Bureau’s T1 Professional Tax Preparation – Intermediate course. Here’s what she had to say about her experience:

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.

Become a Trusted Resource for Clients Faced with CRA Information Gap

Posted: December 05, 2017 By : Knowledge Bureau Staff
Posted in: Strategic Thinking , Financial Literacy, CRA, Financial Advisor, taxation, knowledge bureau, Canada Revenue Agency, tax returns, relationship management, Evelyn Jacks, tax services specialist, tax courses, distinguished financial advisor, taxpayer bill of rights, tax advisor, wealth management, financial education, DFA, tax preparer, small business tax, adult education, Auditor General Report, CRA issues, personal income tax, tax planner, online classes

While Canada Revenue Agency is under fire for failing to provide timely and accurate information to taxpayers, it’s clear that tax and financial advisors have an important role in filling that gap and in the process demonstrate unique value to their clients as trustworthy resources.  But the industry, too, must step up its knowledge in light of increasing complexity.