Entries by KHGrandForks

Minor Income Splitting Adjustments Introduced

As part of the 2018 budget, the government announced that there will be no further changes to income sprinkling rules that were revised in December 2017. The government had made these revisions in December because of the outcry from taxpayers across the country to the original proposals. These new rules are effective January 1, 2018. […]

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There are several provinces in Canada who already have a payroll tax system in place, including Manitoba, Ontario, Quebec and Newfoundland and Labrador. There are different exemption structures in each province, from zero in Ontario to $1.30 million in Newfoundland and Labrador. Although the highest payroll tax in most provinces is in the range of […]

Calculation of Work in Process Clarified

Additional clarification has been provided regarding rules related to the reporting of Work in Process (WIP) of certain professionals. Professionals must begin reporting their WIP for all tax years beginning after March 21, 2017,at the lower of cost or fair market value. It has been clarified that if the professional is calculating their WIP based […]

Passive Income Tax Changes Relaxed

In the summer of 2017, the federal government proposed changes to the taxation of passive investment income of private corporations in Canada. Following angry feedback to the original proposals, the government introduced adjustments in their spring budget. The new measures they introduced will be applicable to company’s tax years beginning after 2018. In both sets […]

Employer Health Tax Introduced

Beginning in January 2019, the provincial government will introduce a new Employer Health Tax (EHT). The EHT will replace the Medical Services Plan, which will be eliminated by January 1, 2020. Businesses who have payroll costs of less than $500,000 will not have to pay any of the new EHT. Employers who have payroll costs of […]