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Economic Consequences When the “Rich” Pay More Tax

Posted: October 02, 2018 By : Beth Graddon
Posted in: Strategic Thinking , Tax, Canadian economy, tax reform, 1%, high networth, CD Howe, government, top tax bracket, high earnings, tax revenue

A new report from the C.D. Howe Institute answers the common question: should the rich pay more tax? While recent tax rate changes brought in $1.2 Billion federally (far less than the $3 Billion anticipated) the data points to several negative impacts, with consequences to all taxpayers, when the rates applied to Canada’s top income earners go up.

Financial Pros Push for Canadian Tax Reform

Posted: October 02, 2018 By : Knowledge Bureau Staff
Posted in: Strategic Thinking , Financial Literacy, Evelyn Jacks, income tax, Essential Tax Facts, Investing, tax education, tax reform, tax rates, Morneau, NAFTA, Canada's competitiveness, U.S. tax, 1%, Canada's tax system, minimum annual income, tax policy

It’s almost unanimous among tax and financial advisors who strongly believe that Canada needs tax reform to create a fair, simple and certain tax system for people of all income levels.

Newcomers Need Advice: Can You Explain Our Complex Tax System?

Posted: September 17, 2018 By: Evelyn Jacks
Posted in: Strategic Thinking , taxation, knowledge bureau, Evelyn Jacks, tax reform, personal income tax, immigration, canadian newcomers, working abroad, newcomers to canada, immigrants, returning residents, Canadians returning, living aborad, Social Insurance Number, Canada's tax system, tax guidelines

Our nation’s system is complex even to tax-educated Canadians. Imagine how mind-boggling this must be for newcomers (immigrants and refugees) and returning residents to Canada. There’s opportunity for advisors to work with this vast niche market and become a trusted educator and advocate for these families.

U.S. Tax Reforms: More Damaging Than NAFTA Failure?

Posted: September 17, 2018 By : Beth Graddon
Posted in: Strategic Thinking , DAC, distinguished advisor conference, Cross Border Tax, Canadian economy, snowbirds, finance canada, tax reform, Morneau, business tax, Dean Smith, Canada's competitiveness, Canadians abroad, U.S. tax reform, Jack Mintz, capital deductions, U.S. economy, working in the U.S.

Data from a recent PwC study shows that the economic repercussions of Canada’s increasing lack of competitiveness due to U.S. tax reforms, could be ten times greater than the fallout from a NAFTA termination. If you work with business owner clients, expect to be asked about the granular details of the incentives.

12 Essential Year-End Tax Planning Questions

Posted: August 21, 2018 By : Knowledge Bureau Staff Writers
Posted in: Strategic Thinking , Corporations, investment, knowledge bureau, Evelyn Jacks, corporate tax, Small Business, trusts, wealth management, tax reform, CE summits, proprietorships, Larry Frostiak, unfair tax changes, year-end planning, financial workshops, Knowledge Journal, passive investment income, Jenifer Bartman, business planning, TOSI, Kim Moody

Complex new tax rules were introduced for 2018 and 2019. Tax accountants, wealth advisors, and taxpayers will need to follow the “after-tax lifeline” of an invested personal or corporate dollar with 12 planning strategies.

U.S. Repatriation Tax Is Hitting Canadians Hard: Are Your Clients Affected?

Posted: June 19, 2018 By : Knowledge Bureau Staff Writers
Posted in: Strategic Thinking , Venture Capital, Financial Literacy, Financial Advisor, knowledge bureau, Evelyn Jacks, distinguished advisor conference, tax courses, Canadian economy, tax education, Canadian business, CE summits, US tax, Trump, IRS, cross-border tax, US tax reform, self-study, repatriation tax, Canadians in the US, Canadians abroad, Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, shareholders in foreighn corporations, Cross boarder Taxation course

Donald Trump’s U.S. tax reforms are having a significant spillover effect north of the border, as many individuals with private businesses in Canada are facing an enormous tax bills in the U.S. If your client base includes any corporation in which a U.S. shareholder controls at least 10 percent of the voting rights or value, you need to know the details of this punitive measure.