KWB Blog

The latest financial news and accounting tips from KWB.

Jun 17 2020
CERB (Canada Emergency Response Benefit) Extension – June 2020

The federal government announced on the 16th of June 2020 that they will be extending the Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) eligibility period by eight weeks as the coronavirus pandemic […]

Jun 17 2020

It was announced today that the government will start accepting new applications under the expanded eligibility guidelines for the Canada Emergency Business Account (CEBA) starting on Friday (19 June 2020).  […]

May 21 2020

The Government of Canada has announced an expansion to the eligibility criteria for the Canada Emergency Business Account (CEBA) to include many owner-operated small businesses. The changes to CEBA will allow […]

Apr 24 2020
Canada Emergency Commercial Rent Assistance (CECRA)

The Canada Emergency Commercial Rent Assistance Program (CECRA) has been announced to provide rent relief for small businesses struggling to pay their landlords due to financial hardship as a result […]

Apr 23 2020
Self Isolation Ideas

Tips for for the entire family Ideas for families with children Set up video chat ‘play dates’ with school friends Don’t forget about your own needs. Keep up meditation, yoga and […]

Apr 23 2020
KWB’s Wage Subsidy Assessment and Application

A rapid response plan for your business Applications for CEWS (Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy) will start being received by the government as of Monday, 27 April 2020. While businesses may […]

Apr 3 2020
New Protocol for Applying for the Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) – 3 April 2020

Due to the volume of Canadians applying for the Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB), the Canadian Revenue Agency has set new protocol for applying: If you were born in January, […]

Apr 3 2020
KWB Summary of Relief Programs – Federal and Provincial – 3 April 2020

To our friends, clients, and business partners, We hope this newsletter finds you well and healthy. The volume of information we’ve received from provincial and federal governments over the last […]

Apr 2 2020
The Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy – What It Means for Canadian Businesses – 2 April, 2020

To help businesses keep and return workers to their payroll through the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, proposed the new Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy. […]

Apr 1 2020
NEW information – CERB (Canada Emergency Response Benefit)

CERB (Canada Emergency Response Benefit) Update – 1 April 2020 The Government of Canada will provide a taxable benefit of $2,000 a month for up to 4 months to: workers […]

Apr 1 2020
Update – The Canada 75 % Wage Subsidy

Finance Minister, Bill Morneau, announced today (April 1st, 2020) that the 75 % wage subsidy would be available within 3-6 weeks time.  What we know so far: The subsidy is […]

Mar 31 2020
What is the Work-Sharing Program?

Work-Sharing (WS) is a program that helps employers and employees avoid layoffs when there is a temporary decrease in business activity beyond the control of the employer. The program provides […]

Mar 31 2020
Essential Services – Is your Business on the List?

Overview The businesses and services on the essential services list can continue to provide services at locations accessible to the public and must have proper risk mitigation measures in place, […]

Mar 31 2020
What is the Canada Emergency Business Account?

The new Canada Emergency Business Account will provide interest-free loans of up to $40,000 to small businesses and not-for-profits, to help cover their operating costs during a period where their […]

Mar 31 2020
Explaining the Business Credit Availability Program (BCAP)

Description of the Business Credit Availability Program (BCAP):  On March 13, 2020, the Government announced the establishment of a Business Credit Availability Program (BCAP) to help Canadian businesses obtain financing during […]

Mar 30 2020
New Information on Wage Subsidy Program – 30 March 2020

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced today businesses and non-profit organizations seeing a drop of at least 30 per cent in revenue due to COVID-19 will qualify for the government’s 75 […]

Mar 27 2020
Breaking News for Small – Medium Size Businesses – 27 March 2020

Ottawa hikes wage subsidy to 75% for small and medium-sized businesses The federal government is hiking its wage subsidy for small and medium-sized businesses from 10 per cent to 75 […]

Mar 26 2020
Document Deliveries and Meetings through COVID-19

Dear valued KWB clients and business partners, Our office remains open and functional during this time, however, we no longer have reception coverage until further notice.  Please take note of […]

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 25 2020
Government introduces Canada Emergency Response Benefit to help workers and businesses

March 25, 2020 – Ottawa, Ontario – Department of Finance Canada The Government of Canada is taking strong, immediate and effective action to protect Canadians and the economy from the impacts […]

Mar 24 2020
Support for Employers – New Supports Announced 23/03/2020

Corporate income tax changes Corporate income tax balances and instalment payments will be deferred from March 19 until August 31, 2020 to increase employers’ access to cash so they can […]

Mar 23 2020
Frequently Asked Questions – Temporary Wage Subsidy for Employers

1. What is the Temporary Wage Subsidy for Employers? The Temporary Wage Subsidy for Employers is a three-month measure that will allow eligible employers to reduce the amount of payroll […]

Mar 23 2020
Who qualifies for EI?

Whether you qualify for EI will still depend on your specific situation, such as regional rate of employment, and the number of hours worked in the last 52 weeks. The government recommends […]

Mar 20 2020
Support for Albertans – COVID-19

The Alberta government will provide immediate financial relief to Alberta’s families and vulnerable populations. Albertans should be focused on their health and not worry about whether they can pay their […]

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 […]