Posts Categorized: Taxes

Ontario Staycation Tax Credit

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Planning a staycation in 2022? You can claim a tax credit if you travel in Ontario this year. Overview The temporary Ontario Staycation Tax Credit for 2022 aims to encourage Ontario families to explore the province. Ontario residents can claim 20% of their eligible 2022 accommodation expenses when filing their personal Income Tax and Benefit… Read more »

CRA Relief for Employee Benefits

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In 2020 CRA announced a series of positions in respect of employer-provided benefits relating to commuting and parking costs, as well as computers and home office equipment.  On January 4, 2022 CRA updated their webpage to announce that these positions would be extended to December 31, 2021. CRA clarified that up to $500 in total… Read more »

2021 Individual Income Tax Instalment

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The fourth and final income tax instalment payment deadline for individuals for 2021 falls on Wednesday December 15. Taxpayers who pay income tax by instalment will have received an Instalment Reminder outlining the amount of instalment payment to be made in December. More information on the instalment payment requirement, including the several methods by which… Read more »

2021 Tax Guide for Students

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The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) publishes a guide for post-secondary students which outlines the tax treatment of the types of income and expenses (like scholarship income and tuition expenses) which are commonly received and incurred by students. The Guide — the P105 — also reviews credits and expense deductions (like the HST tax credit and… Read more »

Tax Tips Nov 2021

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Canada Revenue Agency announces maximum pensionable earnings for 2022. The maximum pensionable earnings under the Canada Pension Plan (CPP) for 2022 will be $64,900—up from $61,600 in 2021. Full article Canada Revenue Agency announces maximum pensionable earnings for 2022 – Canada.ca   Effective January 1, 2022, the maximum insurable earnings will increase from $56,300 to… Read more »

Watch Out for Tax Schemes

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The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) is warning Canadians about getting involved in tax schemes. Promoters, including some representatives, tax preparers and investment professionals, are encouraging their clients to participate in “straddle” schemes to reduce the amount of income tax they owe. The following information is now available on Canada.ca:   Warning: Watch out for straddle-loss schemes… Read more »

Contacted by the CRA?

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Now that you’ve filed your 2020 income tax and benefit return, it’s possible that the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) contacts you to discuss your tax and benefit situation. However, you should be aware of scammers pretending to be CRA employees. They often contact Canadians to try to trick them into making payments, and may try… Read more »

New CRA Filing Updates

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The following changes could affect corporations that file Ontario annual information returns: As of May 7, 2021, Ontario Corporations Information Act annual returns will no longer be available for download on Canada.ca. As of May 15, 2021, Ontario Corporations Information Act annual returns will no longer be filed through the Canada Revenue Agency. Effective May… Read more »

Reporting Peer-to-Peer Income

What us Peer-to-Peer selling? The sale of goods or services from one person or party directly to another. Sales on websites or online marketplaces (such as Etsy, Facebook Marketplace or Kijiji) may be included. Income Tax for P2P Sales Canadian residents have to report income from all sources, including peer-to-peer sales, both inside and outside… Read more »

T4A Slip Guidance

On March 10, 2021, CRA released updated guidance on T4A slips. In particular, it noted: What if there is a mistake with the amounts reflected on your T4A? A small number of individuals may notice that their T4A does not reflect the payments they actually received. Perhaps they repaid an amount in 2020, and it… Read more »