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Tax Season 2018: Your Advice Starts Here and Now

Posted: May 01, 2018 By : Knowledge Bureau Staff Writers
Posted in: Strategic Thinking , Financial Literacy, knowledge bureau, Evelyn Jacks, tax filing, financial education, tax preparers, CRA audits, Knowledge Journal, Dean Smith, tax audits, Federal Budget 2018, CRA service, audit-proof returns, Canadian taxpayer, T1 returns, financial skill development, CE credits for advisors, tax updates

Tax and financial advisors are in agreement—the Canada Revenue Agency’s audit practices are more aggressive than ever. Now that the deadline has passed for filing 2017 personal income tax, it’s already time to prepare your clients for success in the 2018 tax season. Knowledge Bureau offers the education and support you need to mitigate the tax-audit risks that could cost you and your clients, and maximize their benefits and deductions.

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.

Please Help Us Thank Our DAC 2017 Sponsors

Posted: November 14, 2017 By : Knowledge Bureau Staff
Posted in: Strategic Thinking , DAC, knowledge bureau, Evelyn Jacks, distinguished advisor conference, tax courses, ce credits, master financial advisor, distinguished financial advisor, financial education, tax preparers, tax professionals, Manulife, financial conferences, Franklin Templeton Investments, AGF, advisors

Last week, the 14th Distinguished Advisor Conference (DAC) took place in beautiful Kelowna. Please help us thank and acknowledge the incredible sponsors that helped bring this event to fruition, and the many Knowledge Bureau graduates who have offered their ongoing support - check out all the incredible speakers, networking and fun in the photo gallery!

Critical Financial Education on Family Business Tax at November CE Summits

Posted: November 14, 2017 By : Knowledge Bureau Staff
Posted in: Strategic Thinking , CRA, knowledge bureau, Evelyn Jacks, tax courses, financial advisors, ce credits, year-end tax planning, financial education, tax preparers, CE summits, tax proposals, Liberal government, Larry Frostiak, Morneau, taxation of private corporations, tax issues, small business taxation, financial workshops, passive income taxation, corporate valuation, Frostiak and Leslie Chartered Accountants

The tax proposals introduced on July 18, 2017, are complex and continue to evolve, promising some mind-numbing complexing for business clients. Tax and financial advisors need to gain a thorough understanding of the intricacies of these proposals in order to reduce the impact on their clients. The November CE Summits will address this need, in a focused session featuring family business tax expert Larry Frostiak. Note - Registration ends today, November 15.

LAST WEEK TO REGISTER:  CE Summits Dig Deep into Tax Reforms

Posted: November 07, 2017 By : Knowledge Bureau Staff
Posted in: Strategic Thinking , Tax, Financial Planning, CRA, knowledge bureau, Evelyn Jacks, tax courses, financial advisors, ce credits, financial education, tax preparers, tax professionals, small business taxation, year-end planning, financial workshops

The consultations for the 2018 federal budget are officially underway today; yet advisors working with small business owners are yet to decipher the difficult proposals for private corporations to advise on appropriate actions before the end of the year.   Don’t miss the opportunity to expand your knowledge with top experts at the CE Summits, visiting four Canadian cities from November 21 to 28, 2017.

Final Tax Instalment for 2017:  Help Clients Budget for Savings and Holidays

Posted: October 31, 2017 By : Knowledge Bureau Staff
Posted in: Strategic Thinking , Tax Planning, Financial Planning, CRA, taxation, knowledge bureau, Evelyn Jacks, income tax, financial advisors, Canadian taxation, tax education, financial education, tax preparers, CE summits, financial planners, tax deadlines, tax instalment 2018, budgeting

Do you need more cash flow before Christmas?  It’s a great question for tax and financial advisors to ask their clients who are pensioners, divorces or proprietors.  That’s because the final quarterly tax instalment of the year is coming up soon – December 15 – and with proper planning, it might be avoided.