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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.

Focus on RRSP: Six More Year-End Tax Tips

Posted: December 19, 2017 By: Evelyn Jacks
Posted in: Strategic Thinking , Tax Planning, knowledge bureau, Canada Pension Plan, Evelyn Jacks, tax tips, retirement planning, rrsp, old age security, tax courses, CPP, wealth management, income splitting, financial education, online courses, year-end tax strategies, investment portfolio, RRSP contribution limits, dividend tax credit, severance and pension payments, RRSP contribution deadlines, Home Buyers’ Plan, security transfers, RRSP penalties, income tax installment payments

There is still time to consider your own unique RRSP tax strategy to reduce income and taxes and increase refundable tax credits for your financial gain in 2018. The RRSP contribution deadline is March 1, 2018. Following is the last of our series of a dozen tips to consider as the holidays begin and before this year ends:

People in the News:  Barbara Schuster

Posted: December 19, 2017 By : Knowledge Bureau Staff
Posted in: Strategic Thinking , Tax Planning, CRA, knowledge bureau, Canada Pension Plan, Evelyn Jacks, income tax, retirement planning, rrsp, tax courses, wealth management, financial education, net worth, online education, Knowledge Journal, Barbara Schuster, Investors Group

Congratulations to Barbara Schuster from Investors Group who just graduated from Knowledge Bureau’s Advanced Tax-Efficient Retirement Income Planning self-study course, and had the following comments about her experiences:

Spotlight on the RRSP:  12 Year-End Tax Tips

Posted: December 13, 2017 By: Evelyn Jacks
Posted in: Strategic Thinking , Tax Planning, knowledge bureau, Canada Pension Plan, Evelyn Jacks, tax tips, retirement planning, rrsp, old age security, tax courses, retirement planning courses, CPP, wealth management, income splitting, financial education, online courses, year-end tax strategies, investment portfolio, RRSP contribution limits, dividend tax credit, severance and pension payments, RRSP contribution deadlines, Home Buyers’ Plan, security transfers, RRSP penalties, income tax installment payments

The RRSP can play a prominent role in many of the year end tax strategies still available to pay less tax in the 2017 tax year.  The RRSP contribution deadline is March 1, 2018.  Following are the first six of a dozen tips to consider as the holidays begin and before this year ends:

Homes and Private Pensions Help Canadians Increase Net Worth

Posted: December 13, 2017 By: Evelyn Jacks
Posted in: Strategic Thinking , Debt Management, Debt, knowledge bureau, statistics canada, Evelyn Jacks, retirement planning, retirement savings, Canadian economy, principal residence, wealth management, survey of financial security, net worth, assets, home purchases, mortgage stress test, savings tips

Canadians who focus on building their asset base will quickly grow their personal and family net worth – that’s the difference between the value of assets and the debt attached to them. Based on the December 7 release of the Survey of Financial Security for 2016, median net worth was up almost 15 percent to $295,100 over 2012 figures. The principal residence was the largest asset, followed by private pensions. But will this trend continue?

Debt Management Series: Purchasing vs. Leasing Vehicles

Posted: December 13, 2017 By : Marcia Elaschuk, DFA-Specialist™
Posted in: Strategic Thinking , Debt Management, Financial Literacy, knowledge bureau, interest rates, Evelyn Jacks, tax courses, wealth management, financial education, asset management, Marcia Elaschuk, budgeting, debt sources, debt planning, buying a car, leasing a car, car loan, financing a car purchase, financing options, credit report

In the market for a new car before year end?  Take the time to visit your tax advisor first.  He or she can take the time before the holidays to help you consider your after-tax options and evaluate the best approach to acquiring this asset; as debt management is likely part of the equation.