U.S. Repatriation Tax Is Hitting Canadians Hard: Are Your Clients Affected?

Donald Trump’s U.S. tax reforms are having a significant spillover effect north of the border, as many individuals with private businesses in Canada are facing an enormous tax bills in the U.S. If your client base includes any corporation in which a U.S. shareholder controls at least 10 percent of the voting rights or value, you need to know the details of this punitive measure.

Avoid Penalties: File TFSA Return by July 2

The TFSA filing deadline is coming up on July 2 (the standard June 30 deadline falls on a weekend). It doesn’t apply to all TFSA investors, but for those who do have to comply, abiding by the guidelines is essential to avoid penalties.

Canadians Want Changes to Tax Filing Deadlines: Poll Results

In May, we asked Knowledge Bureau Report readers whether Canada’s current tax deadlines make sense – and the general consensus was that the existing system needs to change. Some of the suggestions from professionals in the tax and financial services industry might surprise you.

Canada’s Economic Future: Immigration is Essential for Growth

Reports from the recent 2018 Immigration Summit in Ottawa, show that immigration is going to be essential for the future of the Canadian economy. But, where are the career opportunities for newcomers to Canada, or those those returning back home?

Time for a Leadership Reboot: What’s Your Passion Statement?

Your passion statement is all about the “why?” When’s the last time you took the time to reconsider why you do what you do?  Whether you’re a proprietor or have leadership aspirations to grow your career, this is the driving force that is the basis of your business goals. Join Knowledge Bureau to recommit to your life’s work at November’s Business Builder Retreat.

Sneak Peek! Advisors Require Technical Skills Before Death of a Taxpayer

Each year, 1 percent of the population passes away, generating tax consequences and other financial implications that impact remaining family members.Yet, often tax and financial advisors are hesitant to focus on tax-efficient estate planning, leaving it to attorneys instead. But you can add value as a more trusted advisor by offering a more holistic approach to a powerful financial moment by honing skills in discussing the tax consequences on death of a taxpayer.

June 2018 Poll

Consulting in a "gig" economy is appealing to many, but is the move from employment to self-employment a smart one?
 
 
 
Knowledge Bureau Poll Question

Consulting in a "gig" economy is appealing to many, but is the move from employment to self-employment a smart one?

  • Yes
    54 votes
    58.7%
  • No
    38 votes
    41.3%