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March tax news: CRA red flags, a Netflix tax—and more

TEN COMMON TAX MISTAKES What are the most common areas where Canada Revenue Agency auditors find errors that they can assess? Here are some of the most common tax problems or mistakes that people make, and for which tax assessments or reassessments may be issued. Watch out for them! Meals and entertainment: If you are […]

2021 Ontario budget offers billions in relief for hard-hit businesses

Ontario Finance Minister Peter Bethlenfalvy promised to table a provincial budget that would do what it takes to carry the province through the final stages of COVID-19—and the 2021 Ontario budget lives up to the promise of continued major spending commitments. The proposed package would see Queen’s Park spend $173 billion in 2021-22, up from […]

Ottawa won’t require some self-employed Canadians to repay CERB

In the face of widespread confusion, complaints and a looming class action lawsuit, the federal government has changed course, cancelling plans to require some self-employed individuals to repay the Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) funds they received at the height of the COVID-19 crisis. Controversy erupted late last year when the Canada Revenue Agency informed […]

February Tax News: Income splitting, car expense limits–and more

INCOME SPLITTING AND ATTRIBUTION RULES The Canadian income tax system employs a graduated tax rate system, which means that the higher your taxable income, the higher tax rate or tax bracket that applies to the income. As such, if you are in a high tax bracket and a family member is in a low tax […]

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Introducing KRP LLP’s successful Common Final Examination writers

As a firm, KRP LLP has long been dedicated to providing you with the very best service, experience and expertise possible. Meeting that standard has meant working to enhance our strategic tax, accounting and assurance capabilities by recruiting and developing the best talent our industry has to offer. On that note, we’re proud to announce […]

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CRA signals a willingness to simplify home office tax deductions for employees

  Almost overnight, the COVID-19 crisis launched many Canadian businesses into the most ambitious remote-work/home office experiment ever attempted. Widespread lockdowns forced businesses to either shutter or have their employees work from home until further notice. Many still are—and have no plan to return to the office. Indeed, many a CFO and accounting department embraced […]

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COVID-19 UPDATE: Filing deadline extensions announced for corporations, trusts

UPDATE: On the heels of the federal government’s announcement this week of penalty deferrals for late T1 filings—which came in addition to a previous extension of the 2019 tax filing deadline to June 1, 2020, all to help Canadians impacted by COVID-19—Ottawa is also granting filing deadline extensions for certain corporations and trusts. Corporations that […]

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Federal government promises to fill ‘gaps’ in Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy

It’s challenging to design a multibillion-dollar piece of legislation at the best of times. Factor in the raging global coronavirus pandemic, a collapsing national economy and a business community in desperate need of support due to COVID-19 business closures, and we can all appreciate the uphill battle facing the federal government as it works to […]

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Ottawa outlines new 75% Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy

The federal government today announced details of the much-anticipated Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy.  As we noted in a previous blog, the program is designed to support Canadian businesses struggling to meet payroll and other operational needs in the face of the unprecedented COVID-19 crisis, while protecting jobs and discouraging further layoffs. Under the proposed plan, […]

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COVID-19 Federal and Ontario Relief Measures: An overview

It’s already being called the defining economic and social crisis of our generation. The coronavirus pandemic has wreaked havoc on the global economy. In Canada, organizations and their leaders are scrambling to make payroll, retain clients and employees–and remain operational–as revenue plummets and uncertainty impacts strategic decision-making. The federal and provincial governments have taken swift […]