KWB Blog

The latest financial news and accounting tips from KWB.

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 […]

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 […]

Oct 17 2020
Temporary Changes to EI (Employment Insurance)

As of September 27, 2020, there are some temporary changes to the EI program to help you access EI benefits. These changes will be in effect for 1 year. Go […]

Oct 2 2020
CERB has ended – What happens now?

The Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) has ended for many participants.  So what happens now?  Transitioning from CERB to Employment Insurance Those who have not yet hit the 28-week maximum […]

Sep 25 2020
Reminder – CRA Extended Filing and Payment Deadlines

Filing and payment deadlines have been extended to September 30, 2020 The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) announced earlier this year that they would extend payment due dates for 2019 individual […]

Sep 17 2020
Save Money with a Health Services Plan

Save Money with a Health Plan How can you save $100’s and maybe $1,000’s in taxes in one simple step? Are you an employee of your own company and do you have significant medical expenses each year of $2,000 or more not covered by a health plan? Then creating a “Private Health Services Plan” (PHSP) as soon as possible could save you big dollars.

Aug 18 2020
How the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) Contacts You

The CRA website was recently a victim of a cyber attack.  In response, the CRA shut down its website and various portals to lower the security risks. As of the […]

Jul 14 2020
8 Tax Saving Tips

Here are 8 great tax saving tips: Tax Savings Tip #1: Keep complete records Be diligent about your record keeping to avoid lost receipts that can mean missing out on […]

May 4 2020
CPP Death Benefit and Survivor Payment

CPP death benefit The CPP death benefit is a one-time, lump-sum payment to the estate of the deceased contributor. The CPP death benefit can be paid to: The Estate of the […]

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 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 […]

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 20 2020
Tax News and Changes – COVID-19

The Prime Minister and the Minister of Finance announced on March 18th an economic relief package to begin addressing the economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. Part of the economic […]

Mar 20 2020
Resources for Canadian Businesses – COVID-19

Small and medium-sized businesses are the backbone of the Canadian economy. During this extraordinary time, the Government of Canada is taking strong action to help Canadian businesses as COVID-19 is […]

Mar 19 2020
To our valued clients and business partners – a KWB announcement

KWB Chartered Professional Accountants has a proactive plan for continued operation in this new environment.  You and our team are our first priority.  We want to inform you of what […]

Feb 10 2020
Tax Changes for 2020

The Canadian Revenue Agency recently made some tax changes that may affect you and your business in 2020. ANNUAL INFLATION ADJUSTMENT Each year, most (but not all) income tax and […]

Jan 14 2020
5 Things to Consider When Filing Your Tax Return

Here’s a list of some things to avoid when filing your tax return. Follow these tips; they could save you time and money! Filing an income tax and benefit return […]

Dec 17 2019
Keeping Receipts & Records

Based on CRA requirements you should be keeping receipts & records and supporting documents at your place of business or your residence in Canada for a period of six years […]

Dec 3 2019
Year End Tax Tips

Review our year end tax tips to discover a number of perfectly valid actions you may still be able to take before the end of the year to cut your […]

Nov 26 2019
Registering For GST

Do you need to register for GST? Some services are exempt from the GST/HST – that is, no GST/HST applies to them. This means that you do not charge the GST/HST on […]

Sep 3 2019
Director’s Liability

What is director’s liability? While the tax debts of a corporation belong to the corporation and the tax debts of an individual belong to that individual, there are some exceptions […]

Jul 9 2019
Electing out of CPP payments

Did you know that if you are receiving CPP benefits, are still working and are between the ages of 65 and 70, you can elect to stop making CPP contributions. […]

Jul 2 2019
New Business Guide for setting up your business

If you are starting a new business in Canada or are operating one already, then this article is for you. Types of business structures The type of structure you choose […]

Jun 18 2019
Principal Residence Exemption

If you have sold your home and it is your principal residence then you should be able to use the principal residence exemption to reduce or eliminate any capital gain […]

Jun 4 2019
CPP Rate

Beginning in 2019, the CPP rate will be gradually enhanced. This means you will receive higher benefits in exchange for making higher contributions. The Canada Pension Plan (CPP) enhancement will […]