Wage Subsidy Update

On March 27, 2020 the federal government announced additional economic measures to support small businesses and entrepreneurs. These measures include

  1. an increase in wage subsidies to 75% for qualifying businesses for up to 3 months retroactive to March 15, 2020 so that employers can keep workers on the payroll;
  2. allowing businesses, including self-employed individuals, to defer all GST/HST payments until June; and
  3. launching the new Canada Emergency Business Account. The program will provide interest-free loans to small businesses.

In addition, the government has confirmed that the new $2000-a-month Canada Emergency Response Benefit will be taxable.

More details will be released in the following days.

For a link to the announcement click here.

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