The Real Cost of Buying Luxury Cars in B.C.

Editor’s note: This article was originally published on November 16, 2020, and was updated on September 30, 2021 to show the impact of the proposed federal luxury tax. Having built a successful career or business, many high-income earners like to reward themselves by purchasing a luxury car.  However, the true-cost of buying a luxury car […]

The Real Cost of Buying Luxury Cars in B.C.

Having built a successful career or business, many high-income earners like to reward themselves by purchasing a luxury car.  However, the true-cost of buying a luxury car in British Columbia can be 2 to 3 times the sticker price of the car once you consider the impact of personal income tax on your earnings, and […]

Update on Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy

On May 15th, 2020 Prime Minister Trudeau made further announcements in regards to Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (CEWS): The Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy program will be extended for 3 months. The government will also reconsider the 30% revenue decline test for CEWS eligibility to ensure that it is not a barrier to achieving the overall […]

CRA Benefits, Credits and Support Payments During COVID-19

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 […]

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 […]

Does Your Business Claim GST/HST Input Tax Credits?

Make sure you have the correct documentation to support your claims. Many businesses are surprised when the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) audits their GST/HST returns and denies some of the input tax credits (ITCs) they attempt to claim. An ITC claim may be denied for many reasons, but a common one is a lack of […]