Blogs

Scams
Mar 16, 2017
Protect Your Identity! A reminder to all Canadians to beware of telephone calls, mail, or email that claim to be from the CRA but are not. Canadians should especially beware of phishing scams asking for their personal information, such as a social insurance number, credit card, bank account, and passport numbers.
Tracking Expenses
Mar 1, 2017
Need to Complete a T2200 for Employees?  A T2200, Declaration of Conditions of Employment, is a Canada Revenue Agency form that an employer completes and gives to the employee in the event where an employee's conditions of employment requires them to work from home and/or results in them incurring expenses.  What qualifies as a
Speaking the same language
Jan 18, 2017
A friendly reminder that if you have payroll in Québec, and are receiving correspondence in French, you can request for your correspondence to be in English!  The French language was declared the sole official language of Québec in 1974.When calling Revenu Québec, if you don't speak French, often you can ask to speak with someone who speaks Engl
Change in Frequency
Nov 23, 2016
Watch for a notice from the Canada Revenue Agency and/or Revenu Quebec of any changes to your remittance frequency for 2017.  We’ve started seeing notices dated, November 1, 2016. Changes effect remittances for pay dates after January 1st, depend on your average monthly remittance amount 2 years prior and we want you
Oct 19, 2016
The Government of Canada is merging department and agency websites into one unified website: www.Canada.ca. This will include the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) site.
BC Changes
Sep 21, 2016
Do you have any employees in British Columbia? This is the only province that collects premiums from residents, monthly, to supplement the provincial Medical Services Plan (MSP).  Provinces and Territories will supplement their own plan through levies and taxes, such as Ontario’s Employer Health Tax for employers.
Office work
Aug 17, 2016
Employers need to exercise great caution when changing the terms of employment for an employee. All to often, and employer may shy away from a direct dismissal when they are unhappy with an employee, and as an alternative, try and make it uncomfortable for an employee in the hopes that employee will voluntarily resign.
Don't waste summer
Jul 15, 2016
Summer is in full swing in most of the country which might mean vacation for some, hence the timing of this post.  Employees who are entitled to vacation time under employment labour standards may or may not be entitled to waive their rights, depending upon the jurisdiction.
Jun 23, 2016
Well, it looks like it's finally happening. Last Monday the federal government and most provinces agreed to some changes to Canada's Pension Plan (CPP) and hope to finalize the agreement by July 15th. Changes to CPP require seven out of 10 provinces, representing 2/3 of the population to be in agreement. Only Quebec and Manitoba declined.
May 11, 2016
When you have a place of business operating in Quebec and in any other Province and you transfer an employee between locations during a calendar year, there are special reporting requirements that need to be followed.