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When Does My Small Business Need to Start Collecting HST?

As a small business owner, do you know when your business should start collecting HST?  The Canadian Revenue Agency (CRA) states that you have to register for an HST account if:   You make taxable sales, leases, or other supplies in Canada And you are not a small supplier   This could be confusing, especially

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Tax Deadlines and Tips to Get You Ready for the Upcoming 2020 Tax Season

When the pandemic hit, the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) adopted measures to help Canadians cope with the global crisis. To do this, they extended both the deadlines for filing taxes and to make any payments that were owed. The CRA also did not charge penalties or interest on tax returns filed by September 1, 2020.

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The Canada Emergency Response Benefit and your 2020 Tax Return

Did you receive the Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) during the beginning of the pandemic? If so, you should soon receive your tax slip from the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) for CERB and any other recovery benefits you may have received in 2020. One thing some people did not seem to realize t is that

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COVID-19 Supports for Business

We are now entering one of the hardest seasons for many businesses and the ongoing pandemic is not making it any easier. The effects of COVID-19 are causing many businesses to experience additional financial challenges this holiday season. The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) has many support benefits available to help business owners stay open during

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What Can I Claim On My Taxes When Working From Home During The Pandemic?

Since the beginning of the pandemic, many workforces have shifted from working in an office setting to having employees creating an office at home. This has forced many employees to purchase new furniture and office supplies to continue their job. The question is, can you write off these new expenses on your next tax return? 

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The CERB Has Ended, So What is Next?

The Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) program officially ended on September 27, 2020 and the government is transitioning back to Employment Insurance (EI) for those still in need. For those that don’t qualify for EI, there are new recovery benefits that have been announced that you may be able to benefit from. These new programs

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Updated: Deadlines Extended for Income Tax Payments

The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) has once again made changes to the deadlines for both personal and corporate taxes due to the ongoing pandemic. The CRA is extending the payment due date for 2019 individual tax returns and 2019 or 2020 corporation, or trust returns, as well as installment payments, from September 1, 2020, to

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Important Changes to the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy

The Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (CEWS) is a wage subsidy program offered by the Federal government to employers. The main purpose of CEWS is to help employers keep their employees on payroll during the pandemic so they do not have to rely on Employment Insurance.  When CEWS originally started back in March, not all businesses

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Working From Home? How to Claim Your Home Office Expenses

With millions of Canadians working from home as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, many people had to purchase new computer equipment, desks and other supplies to help facilitate working from home. If you are an employee spending money to outfit a home office, the big question is what – if any expenses – will

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Do I Need to Repay the CERB?

Many Canadians have been out of work due to the pandemic. Thankfully, many people are currently receiving the Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) from the government to get through these rough times.    With businesses slowly beginning to reopen and people beginning to return to work, the real question is “am I still eligible for