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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.

Find Valuable, Meaningful Work in the Tax and Financial Sector

Posted: December 05, 2017 By : Knowledge Bureau Staff
Posted in: Strategic Thinking , tax preparation, Personal Tax, Tax Planning, Financial Literacy, knowledge bureau, Evelyn Jacks, tax services specialist, Bookkeeping, tax courses, wealth management, financial services, financial education, financial services professionals, year-end planning, bookkeeping services specialist

Canadians working in the financial services have been the largest contributor to the national earnings increase, according to Statistics Canada November 30 survey on Payroll, Employment, Earnings and Hours.  The gains were particularly impressive in the professional, scientific and technical services: average weekly earnings were up 3.4% to $1,354; growth driven by accounting, tax preparation, bookkeeping and payroll services with notable increases in Ontario and Quebec.

Retirement Planning: Make Sure Your Advice Keeps Up with Your Clients

Posted: December 05, 2017 By : Doug Nelson
Posted in: Strategic Thinking , Debt Management, Financial Literacy, Financial Advisor, investments, knowledge bureau, statistics canada, Evelyn Jacks, rrsp, tax courses, retirement planning courses, tax advisor, retirement income, wealth management, doug nelson, financial education, Baby Boomers, year-end planning, retirement plan

According to recent census data from Statistics Canada, the baby boomers continue to live life on their own terms, especially as they approach and surpass the traditional retirement age, but they are working longer, supporting adult children and often they are also in debt. The provides opportunities for interaction with retirement specialists.

Year-End Tips for Taxpayers with Severance Packages

Posted: November 28, 2017 By: Evelyn Jacks
Posted in: Strategic Thinking , Real Wealth Management, Tax Planning, knowledge bureau, Evelyn Jacks, tax tips, retirement planning, rrsp, tax courses, retirement income, financial education, severance packages, year-end planning, termination payment, eligible allowances, ineligible allowances

Have you or any of your clients received a pink slip or early retirement package? There is some tax planning to consider doing before saying farewell to the world of work.

LAST WEEK TO REGISTER:  CE Summits Dig Deep into Tax Reforms

Posted: November 07, 2017 By : Knowledge Bureau Staff
Posted in: Strategic Thinking , Tax, Financial Planning, CRA, knowledge bureau, Evelyn Jacks, tax courses, financial advisors, ce credits, financial education, tax preparers, tax professionals, small business taxation, year-end planning, financial workshops

The consultations for the 2018 federal budget are officially underway today; yet advisors working with small business owners are yet to decipher the difficult proposals for private corporations to advise on appropriate actions before the end of the year.   Don’t miss the opportunity to expand your knowledge with top experts at the CE Summits, visiting four Canadian cities from November 21 to 28, 2017.

Keeping Businesses in the Family Through Financial Planning

Posted: October 31, 2017 By : Knowledge Bureau Staff
Posted in: Strategic Thinking , knowledge bureau, succession planning, Evelyn Jacks, Small Business, ce credits, tax course, tax preparation for proprietorships, income splitting, financial education, CE summits, business development, intergenerational issues, income sprinkling, family businesses, business builders, small business taxation, business succession, lifetime capital gains exemption, family debt management, year-end planning, tax workshops, Advising Family Businesses

Statistics show that only 30 per cent of businesses are transitioned to the next generation. However, we’re entering a time when family businesses are going to play a much more integral role in economic growth and development. Why is this, and what does that mean for advisors and tax professionals?