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Capital Gains Deduction Part III: Changing the Rules, Again

Posted: October 24, 2017 By: Walter Harder
Posted in: Strategic Thinking , Tax Planning, CRA, knowledge bureau, Canada Revenue Agency, Small Business, tax changes, income splitting, tax education, entrepreneur, CE summits, Walter Harder, income sprinkling, capital gains deductions, reasonableness test, taxpayers

The federal government has recently back-tracked on their plan to limit access to the capital gains deduction available to shareholders in a family business corporation, and that’s a very good thing, as the proposals would have cost family businesses a lot of money.

Capital Gains Deduction Series, Part I: The Basics

Posted: October 10, 2017 By: Walter Harder
Posted in: Strategic Thinking , Financial Literacy, CRA, knowledge bureau, Canada Revenue Agency, income tax act, Evelyn Jacks, income tax, tax deductions, tax education, financial education, small business tax, tax benefits, taxpayer, farming tax, fishing tax, agriculture tax, Capital Gains Deduction, corporation shares, disposition dates, spousal taxation, agricultural property, fishing property, business partnership, business taxation

With proposed changes looming to the eligibility for the Lifetime Capital Gains Exemption (LCGE), which becomes the Capital Gains Deduction on the personal tax return, tax and financial advisors are well advised to review the rules and have discussions with their clients on whether any year end planning opportunities should be pursued.

What Do You Do If You’re Audited by the CRA?

Posted: October 03, 2017 By : John Tucciarone, CPA, CMA
Posted in: Strategic Thinking , CRA, tax credits, knowledge bureau, Canada Revenue Agency, tax avoidance, income tax act, Evelyn Jacks, tax evasion, taxpayer bill of rights, criminal code, Excise Tax Act, tax deductions, tax education, business expenses, CRA audit, audited by the CRA, audit process, tax laws, Canadian businesses, individual tax returns, income tax returns, income tax audit, tax write-offs, home office deductions, rental properties, tax issues, John Tucciarone, Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada

The Canada Revenue Agency completed nearly 112,000 audits during fiscal 2016-17, according to a government report on recent efforts to crack down on tax cheats. If you or your clients are chosen for an audit, there are a few best practices that can help you through the process.

7 Factors for Classifying Your Side-Gig Income with the CRA

Posted: September 01, 2017 By: Evelyn Jacks
Posted in: Strategic Thinking , Tax Planning, CRA, Financial Advisor, knowledge bureau, Canada Revenue Agency, Evelyn Jacks, income tax, tax advisor, tax deductions, tax preparation for proprietorships, tax education, tax preparer, entrepreneur, self-employment, side gig, taxpayer, proprietorships, sole proprietor, self-employed income, business ownership, extra income

About 32 per cent of workers are starting their own businesses on the side for a variety of reasons — including 25 per cent of those who earn more than $75,000 and 19 per cent of those with income over $100,000. For tax purposes, it’s critical to know the difference between someone who is employed and someone who is considered self-employed.

Big Disclosure Issues in Proposed Change to Income Tax Act

Posted: May 22, 2014
Posted in: Breaking News, Tax Planning , income tax act, taxpayer privacy

Currently the Income Tax Act (the Act) ensures disclosure of taxpayer information by Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) officials is specifically prohibited unless in relation to a criminal investigation or in emergency circumstances.

CRA: Absolutely No Reprisals In Reporting Service Mistakes

Posted: August 27, 2013
Posted in: Breaking News, Tax Planning , CRA, taxpayer bill of rights

On August 23, the Minister of National Revenue, the Honourable Kerry-Lynne D. Findlay, and the Taxpayers’ Ombudsman, J. Paul Dubé, met with local business owners in Edmonton to discuss, in large part, the addition of a new right announced in the Taxpayer Bill of Rights in June.