Canada Revenue Agency announces maximum pensionable earnings for 2020

The maximum pensionable earnings under the Canada Pension Plan (CPP) for 2020 will be $58,700—up from $57,400 in 2019. The new ceiling was calculated according to a CPP legislated formula that takes into account the growth in average weekly wages and salaries in Canada. Contributors who earn more than $58,700 in 2020 are not required…

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…

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…

Canada: Alberta Court Of Appeal Confirms That Directors May Be Held Personally Liable For Injuries Sustained In A Workplace Incident

Last Updated: May 7 2019Article by Cristina WendelDentons The Alberta Court of Appeal recently revisited the question of directors’ personal liability for injuries sustained in a workplace incident. In this case, the defendant was a director of a company which was retained as a subcontractor to perform work in a new home construction. The work included…

Tips and gratuities

IntroductionEmployer responsibilitiesIs income from tips and gratuities part of an employee’s pensionable or insurable earnings, or both?Controlled tipsDirect tipsDeclared tips (in the province of Quebec only)More informationLegislative references Introduction This article is for employers and their employees who receive tips and gratuities. It explains how to treat tips and gratuities for purposes of the Canada…

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…

Canada Revenue Agency announces maximum pensionable earnings for 2019

The maximum pensionable earnings under the Canada Pension Plan (CPP) for 2019 will be $57,400—up from $55,900 in 2018. The new ceiling was calculated according to a CPP legislated formula that takes into account the growth in average weekly wages and salaries in Canada. Contributors who earn more than $57,400 in 2019 are not permitted…

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 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…