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The latest financial news and accounting tips from KWB.

Feb 23 2021
Certain COVID-19 Benefits are Being Extended

Due to the continued effect of COVID-19 on jobs and businesses, the following benefits are being extended: Canada Recovery Benefit (CRB) – extended by 12 weeks, from 26 weeks to up to 38 weeks Canada Recovery Caregiving Benefit (CRCB) – extended by 12 weeks, from 26 weeks to up to 38 weeks Canada Recovery Sickness […]

Feb 18 2021
New Critical Worker Benefit for Albertans

The Critical Worker Benefit will bring much needed relief to eligible workers across the province, providing a one-time payment of $1,200 to eligible critical care workers in recognition of their hard work to provide Albertans with the care and services they need. Applications for the private sector will open on Wednesday, February 17, 2021 and […]

Feb 10 2021
T4 Reporting

Here’s some of the changes to T4 reporting for 2020 required by the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA). “Other Information” Codes Four new codes have been introduced to the “Other Information” portion of your T4 slip. In addition to reporting employment income, all employers that paid employment income to employees on dates between March 15 and […]

Nov 24 2020
Canada Emergency Rent Subsidy (CERS) Brings Relief to Small Business Owners

The new rent subsidy for businesses will bring welcome relief for many of our business clients affected by COVID-19. Canadian businesses, non-profit organizations, or charities who have seen a drop in revenue due to COVID-19 may be eligible for a subsidy to cover part of their commercial rent or property expenses.  Claims can be backdated […]

Oct 21 2020
Canada Recovery Caregiving Benefit (CRCB) Explained

“The Canada Recovery Caregiving Benefit (CRCB) gives income support to employed and self-employed individuals who are unable to work because they must care for their child under 12 years old or a family member who needs supervised care. This applies if their school, regular program or facility is closed or unavailable to them due to COVID-19, or […]

Oct 20 2020
Canada Recovery Sickness Benefit (CRSB) Explained

“The Canada Recovery Sickness Benefit (CRSB) gives income support to employed and self-employed individuals who are unable to work because they are sick or need to self-isolate due to COVID-19, or have an underlying health condition that puts them at greater risk of getting COVID-19. The CRSB is administered by the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA). If you […]