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Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (CEWS) Deadlines

January 15, 2021 by

Deadline for CEWS Applications for Periods 1 Through 5 Please note that January 31, 2021 is the deadline for applying for CEWS for the Periods 1 through 5 (March – July 2020). These claim periods will be closed after January 31, 2021. Deadline for CEWS Applications for Period 6 Commencing with Period 6 (August 2020),
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Employee home office expenses during COVID-19

December 31, 2020 by

The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in many employees working from home. As a result, working-from-home tax deductions on their 2020 personal income tax returns has become a hot topic. On December 15, 2020, the CRA released information on a number of employment-related issues, including home office expenses and Form T2200. Highlights of the CRA release on home office
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Employer Provided Benefits and Allowances in Response to COVID-19

December 30, 2020 by

On December 15, 2020, the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) released information on a number of employment-related issues in response to the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, including employer provided taxable benefits and allowances. These positions are effective from March 15, 2020 to December 31, 2020. Commuting Costs (including parking) The CRA has always taken the
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Tax Highlights from the 2020 Ontario budget

November 26, 2020 by

On November 5, 2020, Finance Minister Rod Phillips presented the Province’s budget. The Ontario 2020 budget: Permanently increases the Employer Health Tax exemption to $1 million; Proposes a new Seniors’ Home Safety Tax Credit for the 2021 taxation year; Extend filing deadlines for the Ontario Research and Development Tax Credit; and, Extends filing deadlines for
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COVID-19 Tax Update: Revised Eligibility Criteria and Application Process for the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy

April 15, 2020 by

(Released April 14, 2020) Update Eligibility Criteria for the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy An eligible employer to receive the 75% CEWS benefit includes: • an individual; • a corporation (other than a tax-exempt corporation or public institution); • a registered charity (other than a public institution); • a person that is tax-exempt because of paragraph
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Supporting Canadian Screenwriters

May 13, 2019 by

Hogg, Shain & Scheck are proud supporters of the Writers Guild of Canada (WGC) Screenwriting Awards. Being a gold sponsor, we are always excited to recognize Canada’s talent and emerging local artists. In the 23rd year, 2019 WGC Screenwriting Awards were held on April 29th, at the TELUS Centre for Performance and Learning’s Koerner Hall
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GST/HST 101 for Charities and Not-for-Profit Organizations

April 1, 2019 by

What is GST/HST? GST/HST is a type of value-added tax. In theory, should apply to all consumption irrespective of whether the supplier is in the for-profit or non-profit sector. There are special GST/HST provisions for the non-profit sector to exempt certain “public good” or non-commercial-like activities in an attempt to minimize the compliance burden for
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Accounting & Auditing Standards Update for Charities & Not-for-Profit Organizations

March 25, 2019 by

3 new & revised accounting & auditing standards for charities & not-for-profit organizations Fiscal years beginning on or after January 1, 2019 Early adoption permitted 2017 annual improvements to existing ASNFPOs             Section 4433 & 4434: Tangible & intangible capital assets held by charities & not-for-profit organizations  The roof of an owned building HVAC
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CPA Canada Federal Budget Commentary 2019

March 20, 2019 by

March 19, 2019 CPA Canada  Federal Budget Commentary Finance Minister Bill Morneau’s message with Budget 2019 is that, thanks to the Federal Government’s investments over the past three years, things are going well — especially for the middle class: more Canadians have full-time jobs, unemployment is at historic lows, wages are growing, consumers and businesses
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2019 Automobile Deduction Limits and Expense Benefit Rates for Business

January 23, 2019 by

On December 27, 2018, the Department of Finance Canada announced the income automobile tax deduction limits and expense benefit rates that will apply in 2019 when using an automobile for business purposes. The following two changes are effective January 1, 2019; Mileage Reimbursement Rate in Canada for 2019 The tax-exempt automobile allowance paid by employers to employees who use
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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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