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Do You Qualify for the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy?

  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 add up to a significant amount of…

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COVID-19: New Rent Subsidy and Business Grants

    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 to apply from September 27, 2020…

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What stays the same this school year? The importance of investing in RESPs

by Shane Schepens Originally published to CPABC’s newsroom. Photo credit: leolintang/iStock/Getty Images   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 importance of investing in registered education…

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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 has any percentage of revenue decline can qualify for…

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Our Surrey office is moving, but only down the hall…

Clearline CPA is moving its Surrey office, but only down the hall.  On October 1, 2020, our existing office at 5577 153A Street in Surrey will move down the hall to unit 211.   The new unit is much larger than our existing one and will be used primarily as a place for Clearline personnel,…

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Clearline CPA Ranks in the 2020 List of the Top 20 Largest Accounting Firms In BC

For the second year in a row, Clearline Chartered Professional Accountants was featured by Business in Vancouver as one of British Columbia’s 20 biggest accounting firms. When ranked by total number of employees for BC firms who participated in the survey, we ranked 19th overall. Clearline has grown considerably over the past few years, which…

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