Here's what small businesses need to know about the government's COVID-19 hardship measures

Jamie Golombek: Here’s how the program works, how to get the subsidy and more Here’s what small businesses need to know about the government’s COVID-19 hardship measures Jamie Golombek March 27, 20209:23 AM EDT Last UpdatedMarch 27, 20205:05 PM EDTFiled under Many small businesses, along with non-profits and charities, in Canada may be particularly hard-hit…

Additional Support for Canadian Businesses from the Economic Impact of COVID-19

From: Department of Finance Canada Backgrounder The Government of Canada is making additional investments to support Canadian businesses from the economic impacts of COVID-19. These new investments provide support to financial institutions and allow them to quickly provide credit and liquidity options for a range of businesses. These measures are a part of the Government of…

Tax filing and payment deadlines

As of the writing of this post, these are the current tax filing and payment deadlines: T1 personal tax returns – to be filed by June 1, 2020 except for the self employed, who have until June 15, 2020. Taxes to be paid by September 1, 2020. T2 corporate tax returns – those due after…

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, 2020 to March 31, 2020. Income tax The interest rate charged on overdue…

Government Announces the 2020 Automobile Deduction Limits and Expense Benefit Rates for Businesses

December 19, 2019 – 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 2020 when using an automobile for business purposes. Most of the limits and rates that applied in 2019 will continue to apply in 2020,…

What triggers a review or audit by CRA?

Last Updated: October 30 2019Article by Dale BarrettBarrett Tax Law Sometimes a taxpayer is randomly selected for an audit. It’s like winning the worst lottery in the world, and there’s nothing you can do to change that. But apart from a random tax audit, the odds of being targeted for an audit are dependent on a…

2019 Alberta Budget

Please find following the tax changes, not only in the recent budget, but all the changes since the election in May 2019: Overview Since taking office in May 2019, government has delivered on its commitment to reduce the tax burden on Albertans and Alberta businesses by repealing the carbon tax and cutting corporate tax rates…

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, 2019 to December 31, 2019. Income tax The interest rate charged on overdue…

Interest rates for the third 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 July 1, 2019 to September 30, 2019. Income tax The interest rate charged on overdue…

Interest rates for the second 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 April 1, 2019 to June 30, 2019. Income tax The interest rate charged on overdue…