Annual Year-End Planning for 2020

Please see some of our other tax planning blogs posted earlier this year: Tax Planning Ideas During These Challenging Times Whether we may see some tax changes introduced later this fall: Coming Soon – Taxing the Pandemic This includes whether the federal Liberal government will change how capital gains are taxed and whether it makes […]

COVID-19: Canada Emergency Business Account Update

Update: Bill Morneau, Finance Minister, announced on Twitter that the expanded Canada Emergency Business Account (CEBA) applications are now available through Canada’s large banks. On April 09, 2020, the Government announced the Canada Emergency Business Account (“CEBA”).  The CEBA provides zero-interest, partially forgivable loans of up to $40,000 to small businesses that have experienced diminished […]

Tax Planning Ideas During These Challenging Times

Here are some tax planning ideas to provide you some relief by reducing or recovering tax during this downturn in the economy while your assets and investments may be at lower values. LOSS SELLING: (to reduce or recover tax) Individuals, Companies, Trusts, Partnerships Consider triggering some losses:  on investments and re-invest in similar securities (if […]

COVID-19: CRA Benefits, Credits and Support Payments

On April 03, 2020, the CRA posted the following information on the Canada Emergency Response Benefit and on the GST tax credit. COVID-19: Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) You can apply for the CERB with CRA online or by phone. April 9 – GST/HST credit payment: The one-time supplementary GST/HST credit payment will be issued starting on April 9, 2020. This […]

COVID-19: Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy – Additional Department of Finance Commentary

The Department of Finance has posted additional information on the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy on their web-site. The posting provides some clarification on various elements of the subsidy. Revenue Decline For the purpose of measuring the decline in the business’s revenues, the revenue must: be from a business carried on in Canada, be from arm’s-length […]

COVID-19: CRA FAQ – Deferral of GST/HST Tax Remittances

Deferral of GST/HST Tax Remittances (COVID-19 Measures) Question 1: What fiscal measures is the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) taking to help Canadian businesses manage their GST/HST payments and remittances? The CRA understands that businesses might be dealing with difficulties in making their GST/HST payments or remittances. The CRA will allow all businesses to defer, until […]

COVID-19: Income Tax Filing and Payment Dates

The CRA has published the following table on their website, which summarizes what has changed, and what has not changed for filing and payment deadlines for various types of taxpayers. Income tax filing and payment dates: CRA and COVID-19 Individuals – Due dates Filing date for 2019 tax year June 1, 2020 extended Payment date for […]