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2021 Canada Federal Budget: Detailed Commentary

Post - April 21, 2021

On April 19, 2021, the federal government released the 2021 Canada Federal Budget. The Budget addresses three fundamental challenges including conquering COVID-19 itself, climbing out ...

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2021 Ontario Budget Commentary

Post - March 26, 2021

On March 24, 2021, Ontario's Minister of Finance released the 2021-2022 Budget for Ontario. Within the Budget are several tax measures to stimulate the economy ...

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Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (CEWS) – Periods 14 to 16

Post - March 11, 2021

On March 3, 2021 the Department of Finance released additional details and legislation regarding periods 14 – 16 of the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (“CEWS”) ...

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Ontario Small Business Support Grant: Covid-19 Funding

Post - January 18, 2021

On January 15, 2021, the Ontario government opened applications for the new Ontario Small Business Support Grant, which helps small businesses that are required to ...

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Employee Home Office Expense Deduction Simplified

Post - January 11, 2021

Did you or your employees work from home during at least four consecutive weeks in 2020 due to COVID-19 safety measures?  Maybe you’re browsing our ...

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Ontario Small Business Support Grant: COVID-19

Post - January 7, 2021

On December 21, 2020, the government announced the new Ontario Small Business Support Grant for small businesses that are required to close or severely restrict ...

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Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (CEWS) – Updates

Post - January 5, 2021

On December 29th, 2020, the Government passed into legislation regulations providing additional details regarding the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy ("CEWS") for periods 11-13 which run ...

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COVID-19: Home Office Expenses & Simplified Claim Option for 2020.

Post - December 17, 2020

On December 15, 2020, the CRA released guidance for 2020 tax year claims for individual home office expenses (see CRA news release).  Virtually every Canadian ...

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Canada Emergency Rent Subsidy (CERS) – Updated

Post - November 25, 2020

The Government of Canada has passed legislation for a new rent assistance program, the Canada Emergency Rent Subsidy (CERS), for commercial and industrial tenants negatively ...

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Incorporating Real Estate Business in Ontario

Post - November 9, 2020

Did you know that you can now incorporate your real estate business in Ontario? On October 1, 2020, the Government of Ontario’s amendments to the ...

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2020 Ontario Budget Commentary

Post - November 6, 2020

On November 5, 2020 Ontario's Minister of Finance tabled Ontario's 2020-2021 Budget. This tax alert is published by RSM Canada and referenced with permission as ...

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Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy: Adjustments and Extensions

Post - November 5, 2020

On November 2, 2020 the Department of Finance confirmed the extension of the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy ("CEWS") program and announced new legislation related to ...

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Temporary 10% Wage Subsidy – CRA Disclosure

Post - August 18, 2020

The CRA has now released Form PD27: 10% Temporary Wage Subsidy Self-Identification Form for Employers. This form must be completed by all eligible employers who ...

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Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy: For Employers

Post - July 20, 2020

Important UpdatesOn July 17, 2020 the Department of Finance announced proposed changes to the CEWS program which provides both an extension and broadens the reach ...

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Canada Emergency Commercial Rent Assistance

Post - May 22, 2020

Original Post Date: May 22, 2020 IMPORTANT UPDATES Canada Emergency Commercial Rent Assistance (CECRA) Information regarding the CECRA program for commercial property owners has now ...

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Canada Emergency Student Benefit

Post - May 19, 2020

Canada Emergency Student Benefit (CESB) - Response for Post-Secondary Students The application process for the Canada Emergency Student Benefit (CESB) officially opened on Friday May ...

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UPDATE: Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy

Post - April 9, 2020

Original Published date: April 11, 2020Most recent update: April 27, 2020IMPORTANT UPDATES Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy: For Employers On April 11th Bill C-14 was passed ...

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Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy: For Employers

Post - April 3, 2020

On April 1st, Canada’s Minister of Finance held a press conference to provide additional information regarding the new Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy which will provide ...

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COVID-19 Ontario Action Plan

Post - March 27, 2020

IMPORTANT UPDATE: ONTARIO ANNOUNCES ACTION PLAN IN RESPONSE TO COVID-19 On March 25, 2020 the Minister of Finance released Ontario’s Action Plan: Responding to Covid-19. ...

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Tax Compliance Update

Post - March 20, 2020

IMPORTANT UPDATE – GOVERNMENT RESPONSE TO TAX COMPLIANCE DURING COVID-19 OUTBREAK On March 18, 2020, the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) and certain provincial governmental authorities ...

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