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In February, the Federal Government proposed a new rule which will require all payments to the Receiver General for Canada for income tax or Goods & Services Tax/Harmonized Sales Tax (“GST/HST”) of more than $10,000 to be made electronically via a designated financial institution. There will bean exception for payments that cannot “reasonably” be made electronically, but we have […]

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Introduction On April 7, 2022, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, Chrystia Freeland, presented Budget 2022: A Plan to Grow Our Economy and Make Life More Affordable.  The budget proposes measures to help Canadians buy their first home, including by introducing the Tax-Free First Home Savings Account and doubling the First-Time Home Buyers’ Tax Credit. […]

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Draft Legislation Released  Budget 2021 announced the Government of Canada’s intention to implement a national annual 1% tax on the value of residential real estate that is vacant or underused (the “Underused Housing Tax” or “UHT”). The UHT was proposed to come into effect on January 1, 2022, and would specifically be applicable to real […]

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Introduction On December 14, 2021, Canada’s Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, Chrystia Freeland, presented the 2021 Fall Economic Update. This update proposes new measures including the introduction of the Small Businesses Air Quality Improvement Tax Credit, expanding the Eligible Educator School Supply Tax Credit, a new Underused Housing Tax, and enhancing the Home […]

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Compiled financial statements, often referred to as “Notice to Reader” statements due to the header on the report page, are prepared under professional standards that have been in place for 34 years. On January 1, 2022, a new Canadian standard for compilation engagements will become effective.  The purpose of this newsletter is to highlight the […]

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As we approach the end of the year, it is time to consider some tax planning opportunities that may be available to you for 2021.  The planning points outlined below are not intended to serve as specific advice; you should always consult your D&H advisor before implementing any of the suggestions contained in this newsletter. […]

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The Government of British Columbia has introduced a Provincial Sales Tax (“PST”) rebate for select machinery and equipment.   The rebate is available to most incorporated businesses for PST on purchases of qualifying machinery and equipment made between September 17, 2020 and September 30, 2021.  The rebate is not available to sole proprietors or unincorporated partners of partnerships.  Incorporated partners can […]

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Introduction On April 19, 2021, the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, Chrystia Freeland, presented Budget 2021: A Recovery Plan for Jobs, Growth, and Resilience. The budget proposes to extend business and income support measures through to the fall and provides for investments to create jobs. It also aims to fight climate change and support […]

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With a little less than three weeks left until the personal tax filing deadline, this is a good time to update our clients and colleagues on the status of tax filing and payment deadlines for the 2020 tax year. Unlike last year, the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) has not announced any tax filing extensions, and […]

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Programs for businesses: The Government of Canada and the Government of British Columbia have introduced many relief programs designed to soften the economic effects of the Covid-19 pandemic on Canadian businesses, which include: Canada Emergency Business Account (“CEBA”) Applications for the CEBA program are being accepted until March 31, 2021. This includes the full $60,000 […]

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The Government recently introduced Bill C-9, An Act to Amend the Income Tax Act (Canada Emergency Rent Subsidy and Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy). Bill C-9 implements the new Canada Emergency Rent Subsidy (“CERS”), which provides eligible entities affected by COVID-19 with direct support for rent and property holding costs until June 2021. Bill C-9 received […]

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Current filing requirements for trusts Under the current rules, a trust (including a deemed resident trust) is generally only required to file an annual trust income tax and information return (a “T3 return”) if it has taxes payable or it made distributions (whether on account of capital or income) to any of its beneficiaries. In […]

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