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Anything But Simple: Morneau’s Income Sprinkling Rules Start January 1

Posted: December 19, 2017 By: Evelyn Jacks
Posted in: Strategic Thinking , Financial Literacy, CRA, capital gains, knowledge bureau, Evelyn Jacks, family business, retirement planning, investment income, tax courses, financial advisors, retirement income, wealth management, tax changes, income splitting, tax advisors, financial education, tax reform, small business tax, Liberal government, Canadian income tax, Morneau, income sprinkling, family tax credits, reasonableness test, capital contribution, private corporation tax, incorporated business

It’s official, family income sprinkling rules will take effect January 1, 2018, and, unless a family member can show active participation under still-complicated reasonableness tests, distributions of income from private family businesses will be taxed at top tax rates, with none of the progressivity in tax rates available to individuals. This will require an immediate rethinking of resources available to the economic unit known as the family business.

Morneau Drops Details on Income Sprinkling Today

Posted: December 13, 2017 By : Knowledge Bureau Staff
Posted in: Strategic Thinking , tax preparation, Financial Literacy, knowledge bureau, tax returns, Evelyn Jacks, retirement planning, Tax Reforms, tax courses, tax changes, tax education, financial education, tax preparer, financial conference, CE summits, Morneau, bookkeeper, tax workshops, personal income tax, T1, income and deductions, personal residence tax, property and investment tax, rental tax, unincorporated business taxation, Joanne Sigurdson

Finance Canada will release new details on their “simplified” proposals on family income splitting today at 1:00 p.m. EST.  Knowledge Bureau Report will provide full commentary in its next edition and at the January CE Summits, which will travel to six cities in January.  Check out the detailed agenda and register now to secure attendance as this event sells out quickly.

Joanne Sigurdson: CE Summits Promote Financial Business Growth and Thought Leadership

Posted: December 13, 2017 By : Knowledge Bureau Staff
Posted in: Strategic Thinking , tax preparation, Financial Literacy, knowledge bureau, tax returns, Evelyn Jacks, retirement planning, Tax Reforms, tax courses, tax changes, tax education, financial education, tax preparer, financial conference, CE summits, Morneau, bookkeeper, tax workshops, personal income tax, T1, income and deductions, personal residence tax, property and investment tax, rental tax, unincorporated business taxation, Joanne Sigurdson

Business leader, coach and Knowledge Bureau author Joanne Sigurdson hosted a workshop at Knowledge Bureau’s fall CE Summits that wowed the audience with new thought leadership and inspired the business builders who attended to “think bigger” as they contemplate their plans to expand their careers and businesses in 2018.

Special Report on Taxation of Passive Income in Private Corporations

Posted: November 28, 2017 By: Evelyn Jacks
Posted in: Strategic Thinking , Tax Planning, Financial Literacy, Federal Government, knowledge bureau, financial education, tax reform, small business tax, tax proposals, Liberal government, Morneau, Minister of Finance, passive investment, Parliamentary Budget Office, PBO, corporate investment income, tax consultations, tax courses Evelyn Jacks

The tax take is much more significant than first thought. The Parliamentary Budget Officer (PBO) released a report on November 23, 2017, that suggests the revenue increase from proposed new taxes on passive income earned in a small business corporation will be as high as $6 Billion dollars annually by the time the full effects of the changes are implemented. This is much more than the initial $250 Million figure first suggested by the Department of Finance, and still only a best guess.

People in the News: Reader Comments on Tax Reform

Posted: November 28, 2017 By : Knowledge Bureau Staff
Posted in: Strategic Thinking , knowledge bureau, Evelyn Jacks, income tax, tax courses, tax changes, tax education, finance canada, tax reform, tax proposals, Liberal government, Morneau, unfair tax changes, small business taxation, Klaus Theyer

At Knowledge Bureau, we love to receive feedback from our readers. Klaus Theyer of Exact Tax Services commented on thought leadership about recent federal tax changes.  Here’s what he said:

Analysis of Tax Reforms to Passive Investment Income

Posted: November 21, 2017 By : Knowledge Bureau Staff
Posted in: Strategic Thinking , Tax Planning, Financial Literacy, Federal Government, knowledge bureau, Evelyn Jacks, tax courses, financial education, tax reform, small business tax, tax proposals, Liberal government, Morneau, Minister of Finance, passive investment, Parliamentary Budget Office, PBO, corporate investment income, tax consultations

Breaking news from Ottawa: The Parliamentary Budget Officer (PBO to follow-up on The Minister of Finance’s July 18 proposals, releasing a new report on November 23.