Payments to CRA using your bank card

In addition to paying your taxes electronically by logging in to your online banking, you may be able to pay CRA by using your bank card, if you have ‘Interac Online’, ‘Visa Debit’, or ‘Mastercard Debit’ on your bank card.   If you do not have such a bank card, you can also pay CRA using…

Interest rates for the first calendar quarter

The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) announced today the prescribed annual interest rates that will apply to any amounts owed to the CRA and to any amounts owed by the CRA to individuals and corporations. These rates will be in effect from January 1, 2019 to March 31, 2019. Income tax The interest rate charged on…

Government Announces the 2019 Automobile Deduction Limits and Expense Benefit Rates for Businesses

December 27, 2018 – Ottawa, Ontario – Department of Finance Canada The Department of Finance Canada today announced the income tax deduction limits and expense benefit rates that will apply in 2019 when using an automobile for business purposes. Most of the limits and rates that applied in 2018 will continue to apply in 2019,…

Fall Economic Statement 2018 announces accelerated write-off of new capital purchases

In its Fall Economic Statement, the Government of Canada has announced a bit of a tax break for Canadian business that also includes Alberta business, in that it will allow you to triple the capital cost allowance claim in the year that you make new capital purchases: Building on Canada’s competitive corporate tax system and…

Interest rates for the fourth calendar quarter The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) announced today the prescribed annual interest rates that will apply to any amounts owed to the CRA and to any amounts owed by the CRA to individuals and corporations. These rates will be in effect from October 1, 2018 to December 31, 2018. Income…

Interest rates for the first calendar quarter

The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) announced today the prescribed annual interest rates that will apply to any amounts owed to the CRA and to any amounts owed by the CRA to individuals and corporations. These rates will be in effect from January 1, 2018, to March 31, 2018. There have been no changes to the prescribed interest rates…

Interest rates for the fourth calendar quarter

Interest rates for the fourth calendar quarter The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) announced today the prescribed annual interest rates that will apply to any amounts owed to the CRA and to any amounts owed by the CRA to individuals and corporations. These rates will be in effect from October 1, 2017, to December 31, 2017. There…

The Trudeau government is continuing to backtrack

In their second component of ‘making the tax system fair’ in connection with small business, they were talking about how small business corporations could unfairly have passive income taxed in their corporations, and thus have a leg up on the ‘ordinary wage earner’.  This was an inflammatory statement, and not the whole truth, as small…

Government in full damage control mode

https://www.thestar.com/news/canada/2017/10/16/feds-to-cut-small-business-tax.html Thus, the Trudeau government is in full damage control mode… Reducing the small business rate as per election promise, which they flipped on, and now flopped on, before ‘fixing’ the so called small business ‘tax loopholes’, which they previously placed as a condition. They altogether dropped the so called ‘converting income into capital gains’…

Interest rates for the second calendar quarter

The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) today announced the prescribed annual interest rates that will apply to any amounts owed to the CRA and to any amounts the CRA owes to individuals and corporations. These rates will be in effect from April 1, 2017, to June 30, 2017. There have been no changes to the prescribed…