KWB Blog

The latest financial news and accounting tips from KWB.

Mar 26 2020
New Information from the Alberta Government – 25 March 2020

In addition, it is now mandatory for travellers returning from outside of Canada to self-isolate. This legal requirement also applies to close contacts of confirmed COVID-19 cases, as well as […]

Mar 23 2020
Relief for the Energy Sector

Immediate action will protect jobs and provide economic relief to the oil and gas industry Overview The Government is providing economic relief to Alberta’s energy industry to address challenges resulting […]

Mar 20 2020
Support for Employers – Alberta – COVID-19

The Alberta government will provide immediate funding and supportive measures to support local businesses, employers and employees. Support for employers Corporate income tax changes Corporate income tax balances and instalment […]

Mar 17 2020
Payroll FAQ – COVID-19

With the current situation in Alberta there are many unknowns regarding the proper payroll treatment related to leaves and layoffs.  This could change daily however this is the information that […]

Jan 31 2018
Alberta Labour Standards for 2018

It has been 29 years since Alberta Labour Standards were last reviewed and changed. The changes effective in 2018 are as follows: Minimum Wage The minimum wage has already been increased […]

Nov 9 2017
Jobber

Jobber is a cloud based software solution designed for small and medium sized field service businesses that works with Quickbooks Online (QBO). It has a number of features that are […]

Sep 22 2015
Alberta Corporate Tax Rate Changes

In addition to personal income tax increases, the Alberta NDP government has also increased general corporate tax rates. However, businesses that earn $500,000 or less of active business income will […]

Sep 15 2015
Chartered Professional Accountants: It’s all in the name

On July 31, 2015 legislation in Alberta came into effect that will govern all professional accountants under one organization and one brand:  Chartered Professional Accountants or CPA for short. Prior […]

Sep 1 2015
Alberta Personal Income Tax Changes

On June 30, 2015, the Alberta government passed Bill 2, An Act to Restore Fairness to Public Revenues. The bill has created a progressive personal income tax rate structure for […]

Jun 9 2015
The Enlightened Investor-Deadline for the $500 Alberta Centennial Education Savings Grant (ACES)

If you have a child that is 10 years old or younger (born in Alberta between January 1, 2005 and March 31, 2015) they are eligible for a one-time $500 […]