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Tax Pros Confirm: CRA Increasingly Aggressive with Audit Practices

Posted: December 05, 2017 By : Knowledge Bureau Staff
Posted in: Strategic Thinking , Financial Literacy, CRA, Financial Advisor, tax credits, knowledge bureau, Canada Revenue Agency, Evelyn Jacks, income tax, tax courses, taxpayer bill of rights, financial education, tax preparer, filing tax returns, tax deductions tax audits, taxation issues, CRA audits, tax refunds

The majority of tax and financial services professionals agree: CRA has stepped up audit activity on returns of average Canadian tax filers.  Knowledge Bureau Report’s November poll found this trend emphasizes the value that financial and tax preparers can offer to Canadian taxpayers, as they grapple with a less-than-satisfactory experience with their tax department.

Amidst Outcry, CRA Announces Support for DTC Claimants

Posted: December 05, 2017 By : Knowledge Bureau Staff
Posted in: Strategic Thinking , Financial Literacy, CRA, Financial Advisor, tax credits, knowledge bureau, Evelyn Jacks, disability tax credit, Tax Specialist, tax courses, distinguished financial advisor, financial education, Disability Advisory Committee, Type 1 Diabetes, Disability Tax Credit form, tax relief, Diabetes Canada

Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) has again come under fire for its policies for assessing the claims of people with Type 1 diabetes who previously qualified for the Disability Tax Credit (DTC). However, it is defending its policies as being consistent.

Disability Tax Credits Change Highlights Audit-Proofing

Posted: October 24, 2017 By: Evelyn Jacks
Posted in: Strategic Thinking , Financial Literacy, tax credits, knowledge bureau, Canada Revenue Agency, Evelyn Jacks, tax courses, tax education, tax preparers, tax planners, Disability Tax Credits, audit-proofing, life sustaining therapy credit, diabetes, Revenue Minister

Audit-proofing strategies must be implemented by tax professionals and their diabetic clients receiving disability tax credits in light of the CRA’s new interpretation of the rules.

Weather the Tax-Reform Storm of Complexity at the New CE Summits

Posted: October 10, 2017 By : Knowledge Bureau Staff
Posted in: Strategic Thinking , Debt Management, CRA, capital gains, Financial Advisor, investments, knowledge bureau, Canada Revenue Agency, statistics canada, Evelyn Jacks, tax courses, ce credits, wealth management, tax changes, tax education, finance canada, tax preparer, tax reform, small business tax, CE summits, tax Canada, Distinguished Advisor Workshops, financial courses, Voluntary Disclosures, family tax credits, tax planning courses, tax season, financial conferences, bookkeeper, Toronto, Winnipeg, Calgary, Vancouver

2018 is destined to be a busy season for Canadian tax preparers and financial advisors who will need to be prepared to assist their clients in addressing the many new tax changes. This year’s CE Summits will help you gain a better understanding of the tax changes that have occurred, and those to come for private business owners and their families, and will allow you to hone the technical skills necessary to effectively address them.

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.

What Do You Do If You’re Audited by the CRA?

Posted: October 03, 2017 By : John Tucciarone, CPA, CMA
Posted in: Strategic Thinking , CRA, tax credits, knowledge bureau, Canada Revenue Agency, tax avoidance, income tax act, Evelyn Jacks, tax evasion, taxpayer bill of rights, criminal code, Excise Tax Act, tax deductions, tax education, business expenses, CRA audit, audited by the CRA, audit process, tax laws, Canadian businesses, individual tax returns, income tax returns, income tax audit, tax write-offs, home office deductions, rental properties, tax issues, John Tucciarone, Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada

The Canada Revenue Agency completed nearly 112,000 audits during fiscal 2016-17, according to a government report on recent efforts to crack down on tax cheats. If you or your clients are chosen for an audit, there are a few best practices that can help you through the process.