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…

CPP/EI Explained

The following information is now available on the CRA website:   New CPP/EI Explained interpretive articles titled: •           Couriers – Employees or self-employed workers? •           Employees and self-employed workers – Responsibilities, benefits, and entitlements http://www.cra-arc.gc.ca/tx/hm/xplnd/menu-eng.html?utm_source=payroll_deductions&utm_medium=eml

Are you self-employed?

Did you know? As a self-employed individual, you and your spouse or common-law partner have until midnight on Monday, June 16, 2014, because June 15, 2014 falls on a Sunday, to file your 2013 income tax and benefit return. But don’t forget—you must pay any balance owing for 2013 on or before April 30, 2014, regardless of your filing…

Does your business have employees aged 60 to 70?

Did you know? Changes to the way you deduct Canada Pension Plan (CPP) contributions for your employees aged 60 to 70 came into effect in January 2012. Employees working in Quebec and other workers not subject to the CPP are not affected by these changes. CPP deductions for employees aged 60 to 70 You have…

Employee Or Independent Contractor?

22 April 2013 Article by Earl Phillips  How can you be sure the independent contractor you have retained will not be considered an employee?  In a post last year we outlined the importance of the distinction, the consequences if you get it wrong, and the four tests that are typically applied.  We concluded the four tests boiled down to this…

Are you self-employed?

Did you know? As a self-employed individual, you have until midnight on June 17, 2013 to file your 2012 income tax and benefit return. Don’t forget — you must pay any balance owing for 2012 on or before April 30, 2013, regardless of your filing date. Important facts If you earned self-employment income from a business you…