Keeping Up with Trust Reporting

Keeping Up with Trust Reporting

New 2021 Trust Reporting Rules to the CRA There are new tax return filing and information reporting requirements for trusts effective for taxation years ending on/after December 31, 2021. Changes include: Requiring a T3 to be filed for certain trusts even if they did not have to before, Requiring reporting of personal information including names […]

CapEx or OpEx?

CapEx or OpEx?

Classifying Your Investments in Technology In 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic began taking hold around the globe and organizations had to pivot to deal with a new reality. The ways we interact and conduct business have transitioned to a more virtual world. Over the past two years, we’ve seen a technological shift as organizations invest more […]

Employee Home Office Expenses

Everything You Need to Know About Working from Home and Tax Deductions

As an employee, you may be able to claim a deduction on your Canadian T1 personal income tax return for (1) home office expenses (work-space-in-the-home expenses) and (2) office supplies, and (cell) phone expenses you incur in doing your job. Employee Home Office Expenses You may be able to claim a deduction for home office expenses: […]

Transparency in Tax

In the words of the OECD: “Tax transparency is about putting an end to bank secrecy and tax evasion through global tax co-operation”.  All us accounting geeks out there know that the CPA profession has publicly stated that it supports transparency of the beneficial ownership of corporations to create a national framework for whistleblowing and […]

2021 Federal Budget Highlights

2021 Federal Budget Highlights

Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland released the Federal Government’s first Pandemic Budget (“Budget 2021”) on April 19th 2021. Budget 2021 focuses on spending for COVID recovery including: extension of some key Covid-19 support programs to September 25th 2021 such as the Canadian Emergency Wage Subsidy (CEWS) Program, the Canada Emergency Rental Subsidy […]

Debt Forgiveness - CPABC InFocus - Steve Youn

When It Comes to the Debt Forgiveness Rules, Is All Really Forgiven?

Our Tax Partner Steve Youn, CPA, CA has shared some of his expertise on debt-related topics with the Chartered Professional Accountants of British Columbia (CPABC) for publication in their CPABC InFocus magazine, March/April 2021 edition. Read below an excerpt of the article: “The recent economic downturn may bring forth unexpected tax issues. As creditors become […]

Employee Home Office Expenses: New Rules for 2020

In light of COVID-19 many employees have been required to work from home for a large portion of the 2020 calendar year.  As such, new streamlined rules apply for the 2020 taxation year that will allow individuals working from home to claim home office expenses on their personal income tax return. New Temporary Flat Rate […]