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People in the News – Aaron Robertson Loved DAC 2017

Posted: June 19, 2018 By : Knowledge Bureau Staff Writers
Posted in: Strategic Thinking , Financial Literacy, DAC, knowledge bureau, Evelyn Jacks, distinguished advisor conference, financial advisors, ce credits, tax advisors, financial education, Quebec City, financial conferences Canadian conferences, networking events, Aaron Robertson, Alitis Investment Counsel

It’s time to register for the 2018 Distinguished Advisor Conference in Quebec City and make it your conference this year! Aaron Robertson from Alitis Investment Counsel was already thinking about making it his after last year’s event. Hear what he had to say and join us.

Advisors Uncertain About Their Future: Finding New Direction

Posted: June 12, 2018
Posted in: Strategic Thinking , knowledge bureau, succession planning, Evelyn Jacks, financial advisors, tax advisors, tax education, entrepreneur, artificial intelligence, Executive Business Builder Program, online education, Real Wealth Managers, leadership development, corporate culture, Business Builder Retreat, holistic wealth management, transitioning a business, Fundamentals of Succession Planning

A new study shows that change in the financial services is leaving many advisors feeling unsettled and insecure about the future of their firms. If you’re one of them, exactly what are the solutions that can provide meaningful help to you?

Poll Results: Budget 2018 Misses the Mark

Posted: April 03, 2018 By : Knowledge Bureau Writing Staff
Posted in: Strategic Thinking , Financial Literacy, knowledge bureau, Evelyn Jacks, federal budget, tax courses, financial advisors, income splitting, tax advisors, financial education, small business tax, CE summits, Liberal government, Morneau, online courses, financial workshops, passive investment income, budget 2018, online campus

According to Knowledge Bureau’s March poll results, financial professionals agree that Budget 2018 misses the mark. Why do tax and financial advisors believe that simplicity and fairness, in particular, were not addressed, and what impact does this have on the services you provide?

Stories from the Field: CRA Service Standards Make Progress

Posted: March 27, 2018 By : Knowledge Bureau Staff
Posted in: Strategic Thinking , Financial Literacy, knowledge bureau, Evelyn Jacks, income tax, tax courses, financial advisors, tax advisors, financial education, tax preparers, tax benefits, CRA audits, online education, Parliamentary Budget Officer, child tax benefits, claiming eligible dependents, CRA service standaards, tax claims after separation, tax claims after divorce, CRA customer support File My Return

Have the CRA’s service standards improved? Reports from tax professionals and their clients show progress this tax season. However, in light of increased audit activity, diligence and thorough documentation remain necessary - as this story from the field demonstrates – or you risk major financial consequences.

Breaking News for Manitoba: Budget Cuts Personal and Business Taxes

Posted: March 13, 2018 By: Evelyn Jacks
Posted in: Strategic Thinking , tax preparation, Financial Literacy, tax credits, knowledge bureau, Evelyn Jacks, tax courses, tax advisors, tax education, financial education, small business tax, online courses, online campus, Manitoba budget, tax cuts, child care development credit, primary caregivertax credit, Manitoba taxes

In introducing a new carbon tax on September 1, 2018, the Manitoba provincial government is planning to return at least some of it back to taxpayers by way of personal and business tax cuts, while it grapples with debt servicing costs that have exceeded a billion dollars for the first time. 

Poll Results: No Sympathetic Ears for Non-Compliant Taxpayers

Posted: February 12, 2018 By : Knowledge Bureau Staff
Posted in: Strategic Thinking , tax preparation, Financial Literacy, CRA, knowledge bureau, Canada Revenue Agency, Evelyn Jacks, tax filing, tax courses, financial advisors, tax advisors, financial education, online courses, online education, tax payers, non-compliant tax payers, tax audits

The verdict is out on non-compliant taxpayers: 87% of Knowledge Bureau readers gave a big thumbs down on putting themselves at risk by tolerating bad behaviors by taxpayers. Given the changes to the Voluntary Disclosures Program, starting March 1, 2018, so has the CRA.