Indepth Tax Check List

SECTIONS: A. Information – All Clients Must Provide B. Additional Information – New Clients Must Provide C. Questions to Answer D. Other A. Information – All Clients Must Provide All information slips, such as: T3, T4, T4A, T4A(OAS), T4A(P), T4E,…

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Reimbursement For Work Clothing: Taxable

In an April 17, 2019 Technical Interpretation, CRA was asked whether clothing reimbursements paid to maintenance employees were taxable benefits. Employees were not required to wear specific uniforms and were reimbursed based on receipts, to an annual maximum. CRA referred…

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Taxable Benefit: Parking Pass

In a June 10, 2019 Federal Court of Appeal case, the Court upheld the previous Tax Court decision which classified an employer-provided parking pass as a taxable benefit to an employee of an airline. However, in doing so, the Court…

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Taxpayer Relief: Financial Hardship

CRA may grant relief from penalties and interest in cases where the timely satisfaction of a tax obligation was not completed due to: extraordinary circumstances;actions of the CRA; orinability to pay or financial hardship. In a March 31, 2016 Federal…

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Did You Buy or Sell a House?

CRA highlights relevant tax compliance and planning information if you bought or sold a home. It included information on: claiming the principal residence exemptionclaiming the home buyers' amountusing part of your RRSP to purchase a home under the Home Buyers'…

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Tax on Split Income: Salary or Dividend?

Dividends received by individuals from private corporations as of January 1, 2018 may be subject to taxation at top marginal tax rates (due to the new TOSI rules) if, in general, they are determined to be unreasonable. Salaries, however, are…

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