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Do No Harm: Advisors Need to Know Corporate Tax Planning for 2019

Posted: January 15, 2019
Posted in: Strategic Thinking, Current Issue , tax preparation, Small Business, tax filing, tax forms, entrepreneur, business tax, passive investment income, TOSI, Tax on Split Income, tax education for business owners

A newly updated certificate tax course focused on the dramatic changes to tax planning for corporate owner-managers is launching today. It’s so important that its updater, Dr. Dean Smith of Cadesky Tax says that advisors who do not understand these rules may very well cause harm to their clients. Here’s why:

Donation Controversy: Tax Relief for Media

Posted: November 27, 2018 By: Evelyn Jacks By : Beth Graddon
Posted in: Strategic Thinking , Federal Government, tax deductions, tax education, Morneau, Fall Economic Update, media tax relief, tax incentives for media subscriptions, Canada free press, Canada news

Last week’s Fall Economic Statement featured updates to Canada’s economic outlook and corporate tax changes, specifically, the Capital Cost Allowance measures. However, the Finance Minister also proposed a controversial $595 million package to support Canada’s media sector, including tax breaks for those who subscribe to some online media outlets. 

Wait Until 2020 for CRA Service Standard Improvements

Posted: November 27, 2018 By : Beth Graddon
Posted in: Strategic Thinking , CRA, Canada Revenue Agency, Taxpayers' Ombudsman, taxpayer bill of rights, tax education, CRA service standards, Auditor General, CRA business enquiries

A year after the Auditor General Report that took the CRA to task over its service standards, this fall’s report delivers further criticism. This time, CRA is being called out for its inconsistent practices and in addition, this latest critique follows the news that the implementation of call centre improvements has been delayed again.

Finance Canada Report Raises Eyebrows

Posted: October 23, 2018 By: Evelyn Jacks
Posted in: Strategic Thinking , Debt, GDP, Evelyn Jacks, government spending, tax education, finance canada, pension, interest, annual report, government defecit, International Monetary Fund

Two important economic reports were released in Canada on October 19 and October 23. The former, by the Finance Department has raised eyebrows for its tax and spending increases. The second, from the Office of the Parliamentary Budget Officer, has warned about the effect of negative trade actions on Canada’s GDP.

High Taxation Has Implications for Economic Growth

Posted: October 23, 2018 By: Evelyn Jacks
Posted in: Strategic Thinking , Personal Tax, Debt Management, Wealth planning, investment, Evelyn Jacks, corporate tax, economic growth, federal budget, Canadian economy, tax education, finance canada, annual report, Tax Foundation

Exactly what is the effect of high taxation on long-term economic growth in a country in which an aging population has limited capacity to pay more tax? It’s an important consideration in light of Finance Canada’s annual report, released on Friday October 19 and this week’s PBO Report.

CRA News: Advantage Rules for Investments & 2019 TFSA Limits

Posted: October 02, 2018 By: Walter Harder
Posted in: Strategic Thinking , Financial Literacy, CRA, investment, TFSA, RESP, rrsp, RDSP, tax deductions, tax education, tfsa contribution, RRIF, Walter Harder, investment strategy, contribution limiits

Two new important pieces of information from the CRA impact the registered investment strategies of Canadian taxpayers. The forecasted TFSA contribution limits for 2019, and the long-awaited Income Tax Folio S3-F10-C3, Advantages – RRSPs, RESPs, RRIFs, RDSPs and TFSAs issued on October 1.