COVID-19

Canada United Small Business Relief Fund

On October 20, 2020, the Honourable Mary Ng, Minister of Small Business, Export Promotion and International Trade, announced an investment of $12 million in the Canada United Small Business Relief Fund. Canada United is a national fundraising campaign created by the Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) in collaboration with private sector partners and… Read More

Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy Calculator

On August 11, 2020, the Honourable Diane Lebouthillier, Minister of National Revenue, launched an updated and improved Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy online calculator.  This will help small and large employers prepare to apply for the next period of the CEWS program.  The CRA opened applications for CEWS Period 5 on… Read More

Enhancements to the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (CEWS) have been approved – does your business qualify under the CEWS new rules?

On July 27, 2020, Bill C-20, An Act respecting further COVID-19 measures, received Royal Assent. The Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (CEWS) will continue to protect jobs by helping businesses keep employees on payroll and encouraging employers to re-hire workers previously laid off. The amendments to the CEWS program will be in… Read More

CRA Further Extends Payment and Filing Deadlines

The CRA is further extending the payment due date for 2019 individual tax returns and 2019 or 2020 corporation, or trust returns, as well as for instalment payments, from September 1, 2020, to September 30, 2020. Penalties and interest will not be charged if payments are made by the extended deadline of September 30,… Read More

Canada Emergency Business Account Update

On June 15, 2020, the CEBA website was updated to include additional FAQ questions. The additions focus on the the details and differences between the applying under the “Non-Deferrable Expenses Steam” as compared to the “Payroll Stream”. In a separate announcement, the Prime Minister stated that applications under the expanded… Read More

CRA Personal Tax Deadline Announcement

The deadline for most individuals to file their 2019 taxes has been extended to June 1, 2020. The deadline to pay amounts owed has also been extended to September 1, 2020. Penalties and interest will not be charged if payments are made by the extended deadlines of September 1, 2020. This includes the late-filing penalty as… Read More

Canada Emergency Business Account- Expansion of support for workers and small businesses

The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today announced an expansion to the eligibility criteria for the Canada Emergency Business Account (CEBA) to include many owner-operated small businesses. This extended measure will help small businesses protect the jobs that Canadians rely on. The changes to the CEBA will allow more Canadian small… Read More

Canadian Emergency Wage Subsidy- Extending eligibility

The government introduced the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (CEWS) to prevent further job losses, encourage employers to rehire workers previously laid off as a result of COVID-19, and help better position Canadian companies and other employers to more easily resume normal operations following the crisis. Finance Minister Bill Morneau today… Read More

Canada Emergency Student Benefit (CESB)

The Canada Emergency Student Benefit (CESB) provides emergency financial relief to students and recent graduates who are unable to work, or unable to find work, due to reasons related to COVID-19. It is also available for those who are working but not making more than $1,000 (before taxes) over the… Read More

Strict compliance of the CEWS eligibility

As of April 27, 2020, online applications have opened for the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (CEWS). The CEWS provides a 75% wage subsidy to eligible employers for up to 12 weeks and is retroactive to March 15, 2020. The subsidy will be available at a rate of 75% of weekly… Read More

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