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2019 Canada Pension Plan Contribution Rates

January 23, 2019 by

What is the Maximum Canadian Pension Plan Contribution? The CPP contribution rates and maximums for 2019 are as follows: Maximum Pensionable Earnings: $ 57,400.00 Annual Basic Exemption: $ 3,500.00 Maximum Contributory Earnings: $ 53,900.00 Contribution Rate:  5.10 % (Employee and Employer) Maximum CCP Employee Contribution: $ 2,748.90 Maximum Employer CCP Contribution: $ 2,748.90 The Canada Revenue Agency (“CRA”) will gradually
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Living on the Fringe

January 18, 2019 by

On January 14th, 2019, Hogg, Shain and Scheck attended Foreign Tongue, a Next Stage Theatre Festival performance presented by The Toronto Fringe, at The Factory Theatre. Both The Toronto Fringe Festival and The Factory Theatre are Not-for-Profit clients of the firm. Foreign Tongue is a new musical by a Toronto-based, Yugoslavia-born writer, Lola Xenos, that
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The HSS Staff Academy

January 14, 2019 by

The semi-annual HSS academy was held for all accounting staff on November 22nd and 23rd, 2018 at the BMO Leadership Centre. This off site day is designed to develop soft and technical skills essential for HSS staff roles as professionals. During the academy, HSS was joined by Dr. Ken Jones, Dean Emeritus & Professor Emeritus
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Important Due Dates for 2019 and Tax Deadlines for 2018 Tax Filing

January 13, 2019 by

Due Dates for 2019 and Tax Deadlines for 2018 Tax Filing in Canada February 28: T4,T4A,T5 slips and summaries March 1: Last day for 2018 RRSP contribution April 30: Personal Tax Filing Deadline April 30: Payment Deadline for Individuals and Sole Proprietor June 17: Sole Proprietor (and spouse) and Partnership Return Filing Deadline – (April 1: Partnership
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T1134 Form Updates

December 15, 2018 by

T1134 Filing Deadline Change On October 25, 2018, the Department of Finance released a Notice of Ways and Means Motion that included changes to the filing deadline for filing Form T1134. Form T1134, an information return for taxpayer’s with investments in non-resident corporations (known as foreign affiliates). Historically, a taxpayer had up to 15 months
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Fall 2018 Federal Economic Statement

December 13, 2018 by

On November 21, 2018, the Honourable Bill Morneau presented the Federal government’s 2018 Fall Economic Statement. In the 2018 Federal Budget, the government stated that they would conduct a detailed analysis of U.S. tax reform to assess any potential impacts on Canada. Summary of New Tax Measures ·  Enhanced CCA rate of 100% for new
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Ontario Employer Health Tax (EHT) 2019 Update

December 13, 2018 by

ONTARIO – EMPLOYER HEALTH TAX (EHT) The Province of Ontario recently announced that effective January 1, 2019, the EHT exemption will increase from $450,000 to $490,000. This increase is a result of adjusting the exemption every 5 years for inflation. Eligible employers are exempt from EHT on the first $490,000 of total Ontario remuneration each
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Ted Rogers School of Management Scholarship Awards

December 8, 2018 by

On November 21, 2018, the Ted Rogers School of Business Management, Accounting & Finance held a special awards night recognizing the achievements of students who have shown success academically and involvement with Ryerson University. Hogg, Shain & Scheck (HSS) has been supporting scholarships Ryerson University for a number of years now. This year the HSS
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Gifting Money to Adult Children

November 27, 2018 by

What are the tax implications of gifting cash to adult children while you are still alive? This is a common question from those undergoing tax and estate planning. There is a misconception that there is a tax on such a transfer. This is most likely a result of specific gift tax rules in the U.S.
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Supporting 25th Annual Church & Charity Law Seminar

November 1, 2018 by

Hogg, Shain and Scheck is supporting the 25th annual Church & Charity Law Seminar hosted by Carters Professional Corporation. Carters is an experienced law firm specializing in advising churches, charities and not-for-profit organizations both in Canada and internationally. We will be joining the seminar on Thursday, November 8th at the PORTICO Community Church for a
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HSS at DRIVEN 2018 with the Ontario Non Profit Network

October 29, 2018 by

Hogg, Shain & Scheck (HSS) attended Nonprofit Driven 2018 on October 10 – 11th at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. In its fifth year, the event brought numerous not-for-profit industry professionals together under one roof. Over 500 attendees, more than any other year before, gathered to connect, learn and drive a change. The conference was
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