In the November 2020 Fall Economic Statement, the Government of Canada proposed an additional supplement be offered to families entitled to the Canada child benefit (CCB) with children under the age of six for the year 2021 to provide relief during Canada’s recovery from COVID-19.
The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in many Canadian employees working from home to help minimize the spread of the virus, raising questions about how salaried and commissioned employees affected by the new realities can claim work-space-in-the-home and supplies expenses, on their 2020 T1 Individual Income Tax and Benefit Return.
The Government is taking targeted action to support Canadians and Canadian businesses, non-profits and charities that continue to face uncertainty and economic challenges because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
To help employers through the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Government has implemented the new Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (CEWS). The CEWS aims to prevent further job losses, encourage employers to re-hire workers who were laid off as a result of COVID-19, and help position businesses to resume normal operations more easily following the crisis.
Over one hundred years ago, The Income Tax War Act of 1917 was introduced to fund the expenses of the First World War. At the time, the Department of Inland Revenue, which became the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA), had 36 employees across the country.
Following the recent data breach at the Bulgarian National Revenue Agency (BNRA), the BNRA confirmed with the CRA that a small number of Canadian taxpayers with financial accounts in Bulgaria and Bulgarian taxpayers with financial accounts in Canada have been impacted.