Federal Budget 2017: Will Taxes Go Up?

The Federal Budget is expected to be released in this fiscal quarter. Will taxes go up over the next five years? Finance Canada’s Fall Economic Update, released on November 1, 2016, provided an extensive analysis of near-term trends and private sector forecasts to give professional advisors good direction on the likelihood of tax increases in the period, and how inflation, interest rates, the dollar and the price of oil are expected to perform.

T1 Tax Bootcamp for Pros:  Register Now

If you’re a tax professional, you can’t afford to miss this:  Knowledge Bureau’s Annual Advanced Personal Tax Update is coming soon, January 17-25, 2017, in six cities across Canada. Early-registration savings end January 10. Reserve now to guarantee your spot and do your pre-reading for this comprehensive certificate workshop featuring 10 CE-CPD credits.

Accountants Must Get Source Deductions Right

Payroll must be right and it must be on time for two reasons:  to keep your employees and to keep out of expensive and time-consuming audits from CRA.  That’s way it can be a sound investment for any small business to insist on professional certification in advanced payroll management.

People in the News

"Shortly after completing my DFA designation program, I was approached by a Turbo Tax recruiter to apply as a remote tax advisor. After completing their application process of a written exam and phone interviews I was offered the position over the other 700 plus applicants." Liam Pollard, MFA™, DFA - Tax Services Specialist™, Saskatchewan

Life Purpose

“We can’t solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them.”  Albert Einstein

Canada’s Blessings: Wealth Has Grown Over Time

There are so many reasons to count our blessings as Canadians; in the financial arena, one of them is the growth in Canadian wealth over time. While we are behind the US by 22% in terms of wealth per adult ($270,200 vs. $344,700), in Canada wealth has grown at an average rate of just under 6% in the period 2000-2016, and an average of 6.5% since 2010. Why are we so lucky?

Moving Expenses Part 2: What’s Deductible and What’s Not?

Last week Knowledge Bureau Report discussed who’s eligible to make a moving expense claim. This week: what’s deductible and what’s not?
 
 

People in the News

 
 
Knowledge Bureau Poll Question

The ceiling on the capital cost of passenger vehicles for CCA purposes will remain at $30,000 (plus taxes) for 2017. Do you think it’s time to change this?

  • Yes
    117 votes
    90.7%
  • No
    12 votes
    9.3%