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Further information on wage subsidy

Today, April 1, 2020, the Canadian government has released further information on the 75% wage subsidy: The subsidy is concurrent with the 10% subsidy, ie. if you do not qualify for the 75% subsidy, you can still continue to take the 10% subsidy.To be eligible, you must have a reduction of 30% of your gross…

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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…

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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…

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Moratorium on Alberta WCB premiums

The Government of Alberta has recently announced new premium relief measures for private sector employers. Invoices for 2020 premiums have been stopped for the remainder of the year. Payments already made towards 2020 premiums will be automatically refunded to employers. You do not need to call in to request reimbursement. For more information, see our employer…

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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…

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Government help to help businesses and their workers - in response to question by a client - what does it all mean?

Helping Businesses Keep their Workers To support businesses that are facing revenue losses and to help prevent lay-offs, the government is proposing to provide eligible small employers a temporary wage subsidy for a period of three months. The subsidy will be equal to 10% of remuneration paid during that period, up to a maximum subsidy…

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I am moving and joining Holtzman Hunter-Moffatt LLP, Chartered Professional Accountants

I am pleased to announce that I will be joining the firm of Holtzman Hunter-Moffatt LLP, Chartered Professional Accountants, effective February 1, 2020, at Suite 102, 150 Chippewa Road.  https://www.holtzmanllp.com/contact_us.html Most importantly, I want to assure you that you will continue to receive reliable and timely accounting services in the years ahead.  I am not…

Update on 75% wage subsidy

As per article in Financial Post – https://business.financialpost.com/news/economy/canadian-press-newsalert-large-business-non-profits-charities-all-eligible-for-wage-subsidy-trudeau-says OTTAWA — A promised federal wage subsidy to cover three-quarters of salaries will go to any company — large, medium or small — charity or non-profit that can show it has seen revenues drop sharply due to COVID-19. The 75-per-cent subsidy on wages meant to cushion the…

IRS releases guidance on tax deadline postponement

By Michael CohnMarch 25, 2020, 10:52 a.m. EDT The Internal Revenue Service posted a frequently asked questions page about the recently announced delay in tax filing and payments until July 15 because of the novel coronavirus pandemic. The Treasury Department announced the postponement of the tax deadline last Friday in response to growing calls to delay the April…

Government introduces Canada Emergency Response Benefit to help workers and businesses

From: Department of Finance Canada News release March 25, 2020 – Ottawa, Ontario – Department of Finance Canada The Government of Canada is taking strong, immediate and effective action to protect Canadians and the economy from the impacts of the global COVID-19 pandemic. No Canadian should have to choose between protecting their health, putting food on the…