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Ranking Canada’s Tax System: Compliance Burden Not So Bad?

Posted: December 19, 2018 By : Beth Graddon
Posted in: Strategic Thinking , CRA, Canada Revenue Agency, income tax, Taxpayers' Ombudsman, tax calculators, business taxation, CRA service standards, Income Tax Courses, taxes, Canadian tax

It takes 131 hours per year for the average small business to comply with CRA demands, but that’s actually not that bad, comparatively speaking, according to some recent reporting.

Educate Your Clients: Six Essential Tax Tips for 2019

Posted: December 11, 2018 By: Evelyn Jacks
Posted in: Strategic Thinking , tax preparation, Financial Literacy, Evelyn Jacks, Essential Tax Facts, tax tips, tax filing, financial education, tips for taxpayers

Share the gift of education with your clients this holiday season! By discussing the six essential tax tips your clients need to know for 2019 and beyond, you can help Canadians become more informed on the tax-efficient decisions that will improve their financial health in the new year.

Wait Until 2020 for CRA Service Standard Improvements

Posted: November 27, 2018 By : Beth Graddon
Posted in: Strategic Thinking , CRA, Canada Revenue Agency, Taxpayers' Ombudsman, taxpayer bill of rights, tax education, CRA service standards, Auditor General, CRA business enquiries

A year after the Auditor General Report that took the CRA to task over its service standards, this fall’s report delivers further criticism. This time, CRA is being called out for its inconsistent practices and in addition, this latest critique follows the news that the implementation of call centre improvements has been delayed again.

Death in the Family: Executors’ Obligations

Posted: November 12, 2018 By: Evelyn Jacks
Posted in: Strategic Thinking , CRA, executor, Evelyn Jacks, tax filing, Death of a Taxpayer, final returns, rights and things returns, Tax Accounting on Death of a Taxpayer

Year-end can be a particularly difficult time for those who have lost a loved one during the year. But it’s important to see a tax specialist when someone in the family dies, to file any tax returns that may be outstanding on time, adjust prior-filed returns, and to claim specific tax benefits that can help to pay for end-of-life costs.

Business Owners, Is the CRA Serving You Better?

Posted: October 16, 2018 By : Beth Graddon
Posted in: Strategic Thinking , CRA, Canada Revenue Agency, corporate tax, Small Business, taxpayer bill of rights, entrepreneur, CE summits, income sprinkling, CRA service standards, proprietor, Stefanie Keller, year-end, small business consultation, Chamber of Commerce

As year-end approaches, financial professionals continue to give mixed reviews on whether or not Canada’s tax system is improving – particularly for the business community. To address these concerns, the CRA has announced a new initiative called Serving You Better, and is requesting consultation from financial professionals and owners of small and medium-sized businesses.

Graduates in the News: Wayne Blackmere

Posted: October 16, 2018 By : Knowledge Bureau Staff
Posted in: Strategic Thinking , tax services specialist, distinguished financial advisor, DFA, Graduates in the news, grads in the news, Nancy Folliott, designates, students, Wayne Blackmere, Death of a Taxpayer

“When a company invests in employee training and development, employees feel valued and appreciated. I am thrilled to offer extra learning opportunities to my employees through the Knowledge Bureau,” says Wayne Blackmere, DFA - Tax Services Specialist and Liberty Tax Franchise Owner.