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Enrol Now: Outstanding Advanced Personal Tax Update Featuring Prolific Canadian Tax Experts

Posted: December 11, 2018
Posted in: Strategic Thinking, Current Issue , tax preparation, tax credits, tax courses, ce credits, tax workshop, electronic tax filing, CE summits, personal income tax, advanced personal tax update, Income Tax Courses, 2019 tax

It’s time to shake out the cobwebs and sharpen your personal tax knowledge as you learn all the ins and outs of filing T1 tax returns in 2019. Receive a detailed line-by-line update that includes new 2018 forms and schedules from the CRA. Canada’s most popular personal tax update for professional tax filers, bookkeepers, accountants, financial advisors and their teams is coming your way. Don’t miss this highly anticipated annual tour coming to six cities in January.

How to Improve Service Levels: Tax Pros Give Advice to CRA

Posted: December 04, 2018
Posted in: Strategic Thinking , CRA, Canada Revenue Agency, Small Business, tax courses, cra business services, Canadian economy, entrepreneur, Auditor General Report, CRA service standards, CRA business enquiries

On the heels of recent criticisms by the Auditor General, Knowledge Bureau Report readers weighed in on CRA service levels and they were conclusive: 87% of last month’s poll respondents say that the CRA needs to work harder. They cited a myriad of issues from 32-week wait times for a T1 Adjustment to the need to correct CRA’s errors, some of them big. 

Immigration: Education Upgrades Provide Employment Opportunities

Posted: November 20, 2018
Posted in: Strategic Thinking , tax courses, Canadian economy, bookkeeping courses, immigration, employment for immigrants, diversity, newcomers to canada, immigrants, refugees, employment for refugees

The role advisors can play in helping new immigrants, and the importance of immigration and diversity in Canadian society, were central themes at DAC last week. Now, with a timely release, Statistics Canada has published new data on the important impact education has on immigration, pointing to valuable opportunities for new Canadians in the tax and financial services.

Take Up Rate for Canada’s Federal Benefits is Extremely Low

Posted: November 12, 2018
Posted in: Strategic Thinking , CRA, Canada Revenue Agency, tax deductions, Diane Lebouthillier, Federal Benefits, Childcare benefit, Chief Service Officer, DFA - Tax Services Specialist, Income Tax Courses

New data shows just how many Canadians lack access to federal benefits they’re eligible to receive. This was a topic of discussion with Pierre Labbee, an outreach manager for the Canada Education Savings Program at the recent Distinguished Advisor Conference. But now an annual benefit review of the Canada Child Benefit reveals that this benefit in particular is underused, despite it being accessible to millions, and one of the reasons is a difficult relationship with the CRA.

Highlights of the 15th Annual Distinguished Advisor Conference

Posted: November 12, 2018
Posted in: Strategic Thinking , Financial Literacy, DAC, Evelyn Jacks, distinguished advisor conference, tax courses, Young Advisor Award, Kristin Ramlal, DAC Sponsors

Knowledge Bureau celebrated a joyous 15th anniversary with 150 delegates as part of an outstanding program of topics and inspirational messages by all the gifted speakers at the Distinguished Advisor Conference in Quebec City. If you missed out, here are some highlights to inspire you to attend next year’s hot conference in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, November 10-13.

Knowledge Bureau Launches 7 New Online Courses

Posted: October 30, 2018
Posted in: Strategic Thinking , Personal Tax, corporate tax, tax courses, investment courses, professional development, online courses, online education, retirement courses

Against the backdrop of high interest rates, complex tax changes and an economic climate that’s increasingly volatile, Knowledge Bureau has given professionals in the tax and financial services industry more tools to cope with their clients’ questions. With seven newly updated tax courses launching November 1, it’s an opportunity to enhance your education before year-end.