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.
The CRA and Tax-filer Empowerment Canada (TFEC), an association of Canada’s leading tax preparation and software firms, have signed a joint digital service improvement plan to improve services for Canadians.