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Income and gains on TFSA overcontributions can remain in account, CRA says

There are exceptions for cases of deliberate overcontributions or penalty waivers

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Refinancing prescribed rate loans just became easier

Canada Revenue Agency confirmed a more flexible approach at the Canadian Tax Foundation conference

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Prepare now for tax fallout from Covid-19, says tax expert

An aggressive taxman is on the way, Kim Moody says

Tax planning in a unique year

CERB, combined with lower deductions, is a recipe for potential tax owing

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Potential tax implications of the U.S. election

The impact of tax policy extends north of the border

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CRA: Employers can now reimburse home office furniture tax-free

Employer reimbursements of up to $500 not a taxable benefit if related to Covid-19

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Finance department study details workers hit hardest by tax, benefit system for extra earnings

The findings could help guide federal efforts as the Liberals attempt to massage taxes and pandemic-related benefits

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Feds extend deadline to apply for DTC, receive $600 disability benefit

The extension is welcome news for Canadians with disabilities

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Why now may be a good time for wealthy Canadians in the U.S. to return home

Biden’s proposed tax hikes target high earners

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Taxpayer watchdog to monitor how CRA handles pandemic-stressed taxpayers

The agency has agreed to be understanding with Canadians, Boileau says

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Feds score big with extra funding of CRA’s business compliance programs

Each additional dollar of funding results in six dollars of "fiscal impact"

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NDP wants to increase tax on excess profits

Jagmeet Singh suggests doubling the tax rate for companies earning record profits during Covid-19

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CRA to withhold tax from new Covid-19 benefits

Unlike the CERB, new benefits will be subject to 10% tax at source

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Should your client reduce their RRIF withdrawal in 2020?

A tax session at the IAFP symposium offered insight

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CRA sets family loan rate for Q4

Rate remains the same as the previous quarter

  • By: Staff
  • September 25, 2020 September 25, 2020
  • 12:35
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CEWS audit requests ‘daunting,’ say tax pros

The CRA says it is in the initial phase of the audits and "proceeding cautiously"

  • By: Katie Keir
  • September 24, 2020 September 24, 2020
  • 12:57
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Design of post-CERB benefits could change, minister says

The government wants the proposed package and eligibility rules to be flexible

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CRA says U.S. Covid-19 payments not taxable in Canada

Americans in Canada who received U.S. payments won't need to include amounts in income

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Feds freeze EI premiums in response to pandemic

Employer and employee rates to remain unchanged for next two years

  • By: Mark Burgess
  • September 15, 2020 September 15, 2020
  • 11:13
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Swiss region to take cryptocurrency for tax payments in 2021

Residents of Switzerland's Zug canton will be allowed to pay taxes using Bitcoin and Ether

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Super-size me: CRA increases rate for meal claims

An overtime meal can now cost $23 without being taxable

  • By: Staff
  • September 3, 2020 September 3, 2020
  • 14:33
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CRA adds T4 reporting requirements to validate benefit payments

Agency looks to track CERB, CEWS, CESB payments via employer data

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Canadian Chamber of Commerce launches tax system review

A panel of experts will lead an examination of how tax reform can assist the pandemic recovery

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CRA issues newsletter for registered pension plan contracts

The additional guidance reduces the risk of purchasing a non-compliant annuity

  • By: Lea Koiv
  • August 4, 2020 July 31, 2020
  • 06:00
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Help your client wind down their private corporation

Consider these tax-efficient options