Find details on the latest COVID-19 supports available for businesses and individuals here.

As a result of the various COVID benefits (CEWS, CERB, and CESB) offered from the Government of Canada, the CRA has introduced additional reporting requirements on T4 slips to assist them in auditing the eligibility of individuals that applied for these programs. All employers, regardless...

As a result of COVID-19, many employees were required to work from home during a portion of 2020. The federal government had announced in the Fall Economic Update in late November that a new simplified method to claim home office expenses would be announced.   The Canada...

  As you have heard, the government has rolled out many subsidies and grants to help businesses endure the COVID-19 pandemic.   We wanted to reach out to you specifically about the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (CEWS). This is the subsidy for salaries and wages and it could...

  Our offices will be closed for the holidays starting Dec. 24th and will reopen for regular business hours on Jan. 4th. Wishing you and your family the very best and we look forward to seeing you in the New Year....

On December 31, 2020, our current North Vancouver office location will permanently close. If you call North Vancouver home, not to worry, we still frequent the North Shore. If in-person meetings are required, we can arrange to meet at your office or another space. In...

We are excited to announce that all of our writers of the CPA Common Final Exam (CFE) were successful this year. Congratulations to Alex Dundas, Kathleen Red, and Arwen Rodgers for achieving this milestone in their academic and professional careers!   The CFE is the final written...

  The Minister of Finance, Chrystia Freeland, delivered the 2020 Fiscal Update on Nov. 30th. Highlights of the tax measures announced in the Update are summarized below. The Update did not contain any significant tax changes or increases.   Business Income Tax   CEWS Subsidy Extension The Government will increase the...

    Canada Emergency Rent Subsidy (CERS)   The Federal Government has outlined a new relief program to support tenants and property owners affected by COVID-19 that replaces the Canada Emergency Commercial Rent Assistance program (CECRA). The new rent subsidy, called the Canada Emergency Rent Subsidy (CERS), is proposed...

by Shane Schepens Originally published to CPABC’s newsroom. [caption id="attachment_20743" align="aligncenter" width="800"] Photo credit: leolintang/iStock/Getty Images[/caption]   The new school year is well underway, and it’s a year drastically different from previous years. While the way children are being educated will continue to vary depending on COVID-19 measures, the...

CEWS Update As a reminder, the federal government has changed the eligibility criteria for the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (CEWS) for July through November (Periods 5 to 9). These changes remove the requirement to have a 30% revenue decline to qualify. Now, any eligible employer that...