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Charitable Donations by Will: Income or Capital?

By : Evelyn Jacks Posted in: Strategic Thinking, Current Issue
Last week at the CE Summits in Vancouver, an interesting question arose with regards to the deductibility of gifts left by a deceased taxpayer to a specific charity in his will. Would that specific bequest qualify for the donations tax credit on the final return, a trust return or both? It turns out, the answer may be neither. 

Tax Changes for Employees in 2019

By : Evelyn Jacks Posted in: Strategic Thinking, Current Issue
A number of tax changes for employees have been implemented for the 2019 tax filing year which officially begins on February 24 when the CRA opens their electronic gates for EFILE transmissions. What should you know before the tax season begins?

Speak Up: The Government Wants to Know Your Priorities for the Next Federal Budget

Posted in: Strategic Thinking, Current Issue
The federal government is asking for your opinion in advance of the upcoming federal budget. Four priorities have been brought forward for your consideration, and you can submit your feedback electronically.  But, is much of the agenda already set?

New Journalism Tax Credit: No Lines or Forms Released to Claim it Yet

By : Paula Baker Posted in: Strategic Thinking, Current Issue
A new maximum non-refundable tax credit of $13,750 per eligible employee is available starting in 2019 for Qualified Canadian Journalism Organizations. The 25% refundable credit will apply to qualifying labour expenditures of up to $55,000 if they are incurred in the tax year beginning on or after January 1, 2019. The trouble is that there is no line on the tax forms for the credit and the required schedules won’t be available until May. Still, the claim must be done on time. Here’s what you need to know:

Special Offer Ends This Week: Meet Your 2020 Professional Development Goals

Posted in: Strategic Thinking, Current Issue
It's your last chance to take advantage of these special offers to meet your 2020 professional development goals before month-end. Get new credentials or train your team, by taking any two online courses from Knowledge Bureau for only $995. It’s a savings of $595. Plus, for a limited time, you can get more study time for half price. Act by January 31!

DAC Acuity 2020 in Niagara Falls: You Could Come as Our Guest

Posted in: Strategic Thinking, Current Issue
You could come as our guest to DAC Acuity 2020 in Niagara Falls October 28-30. All Knowledge Bureau graduates who completed an online program as a designate in 2019 or by January 30, 2020 can enter our draw to win one free enrolment to DAC Acuity 2020. But act fast! Entries will only be accepted through tomorrow.