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

Posted: September 17, 2018 By: Evelyn Jacks
Posted in: Strategic Thinking, Current Issue , 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, Current Issue , 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.

The Impact of Change: Retirement Planning Services Must Evolve

Posted: May 15, 2018 By : Knowledge Bureau Staff Writers
Posted in: Strategic Thinking , Financial Literacy, knowledge bureau, Evelyn Jacks, retirement planning, Tax Reforms, tax courses, retirement income, CPP, wealth management, tax changes, income splitting, financial education, financial workshops, US tax, cross-border tax, healthcare costs

The transformation of the CPP, new income splitting rules for family business and more are changing the retirement planning game, and a new study shows that clients find the most value when their tax or financial advisors make retirement-related services a priority.

Sneak Peek! Start Your Career Filing Personal Tax Returns

Posted: May 15, 2018 By : Knowledge Bureau Staff Writers
Posted in: Strategic Thinking , tax preparation, CRA, tax credits, knowledge bureau, Evelyn Jacks, tax course, tax reform, Morneau, income tax filing, personal income tax, online education, 2018 Budget, preparing tax returns

Now that it’s May, a whole new tax season – 2018 - has begun! It’s prime time to “spring into studies” and enhance your career with knowledge and skills in personal tax consultancy.  Why?  Artificial intelligence and software solutions can’t replace the true value of specialized advice.