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Financial Professionals Agree that the Demise of Canada Savings Bond is Appropriate

Posted: October 31, 2017 By : Knowledge Bureau Staff
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Our October Poll delivered surprising results regarding the demise of The Canada Savings Bond. Most financial professionals polled agreed, indicating that TFSAs are a better alternative. However, it’s clear that some Canadians attribute nostalgic value to CSBs.

Fall Economic Statement: Low Earners Benefit from Strong Economy

Posted: October 24, 2017 By: Walter Harder
Posted in: Strategic Thinking , taxation, knowledge bureau, Evelyn Jacks, Small Business, tax courses, tax changes, financial education, tax reform, entrepreneur, Liberal government, Fall Economic Statement, Finance Department, Canada Child Benefit, Working Income Tax Benefit, 2018 Federal Budget, Moreneau

On October 24, 2017, Finance Canada issued the Fall Economic Statement, which forecasts better-than-expected economic growth, at least in the shorter term.  The resulting increase in tax revenues have blessed the department with new funds for spending priorities; notably to help families with children and the working poor.

Capital Gains Deduction Part III: Changing the Rules, Again

Posted: October 24, 2017 By: Walter Harder
Posted in: Strategic Thinking , Tax Planning, CRA, knowledge bureau, Canada Revenue Agency, Small Business, tax changes, income splitting, tax education, entrepreneur, CE summits, Walter Harder, income sprinkling, capital gains deductions, reasonableness test, taxpayers

The federal government has recently back-tracked on their plan to limit access to the capital gains deduction available to shareholders in a family business corporation, and that’s a very good thing, as the proposals would have cost family businesses a lot of money.

Addressing Unfair Tax Changes, Morneau Makes a Second Attempt at Tax Reform

Posted: October 17, 2017 By: Evelyn Jacks
Posted in: Strategic Thinking , knowledge bureau, Evelyn Jacks, Small Business, Canadian economy, finance minister, income splitting, tax education, financial education, tax reform, entrepreneur, CE summits, Liberal government, Morneau, income sprinkling, unfair tax changes, Distinguished Advisor Workshops, Trudeau, reasonableness test, private corporation taxation, family businesses, small business tax rate

The Finance Department backtracked on a few of their controversial tax reforms for private corporations this week, adding a tax cut of $2.9 Billion over the next five years to douse the flames of discontent. However, family businesses will continue to face tax risk and uncertainty due to a “reasonableness” test – albeit a simplified one – that will limit income sprinkling to contributors of labor, risk or capital in the business.

It’s Official:  Government Is Moving Ahead with Tax on Passive Income

Posted: October 17, 2017 By: Evelyn Jacks
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Finance Minister Morneau today announced that his department will move forward with their goal to tax passive investment income earned within private corporations.  What’s becomes apparent from the minimal details released, is that not much has changed in the government’s intentions, since the measures were first floated on July 18, 2017.

It’s Over 50% - Top 3% Pay More Than Their Fair Share

Posted: October 10, 2017 By : Knowledge Bureau Staff
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Amidst calls by the federal government to improve “tax fairness,” a report by the Canadian Taxpayers Federation (CTF) shows that while a mere three per cent of all tax filers earn $150,000 or more, they contribute over one-third of all federal income taxes collected.