Government of Canada launches Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy Calculator for Employers
“The Canada Revenue Agency has a proven track record of delivering benefits to millions of Canadians every year. Following on the successful delivery of Canada Emergency Response Benefit payments to millions of Canadians, I am confident in the CRA’s ability to administer this critical fiscal measure that will provide urgently-needed support for Canadian employers and workers. Launching the CEWS calculator is an important first step to ensuring employers are equipped to apply for the subsidy.”
The Honourable Diane Lebouthillier, Minister of National Revenue
“The Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy will help many small business owners keep their employees during the COVID-19 pandemic. This will remove the stress of losing a job for workers and allow employers to bring their teams back together quickly as soon as the emergency phase is over. CFIB appreciates the work of the Canada Revenue Agency in operationalizing this key benefit. We were pleased to provide feedback to the CRA on its calculator designed to make it easier for firms to access the wage subsidy.”
Dan Kelly, President, Canadian Federation of Independent Business
“In this time of unprecedented uncertainty, Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada is working with organizations such as the Canadian Tax Foundation in providing constant input to the Canada Revenue Agency on important issues relating to the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy program. It is encouraging to see the CRA putting a new tool in place aimed at helping employers determine required calculations well in advance of the application process being initiated.”
Bruce Ball, Vice-President, Tax, Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada
“The APFF wishes to highlight the importance of the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy for the survival of a large number of Canadian businesses. Thanks to this subsidy, many businesses will avoid layoffs and will be able to rely on a quality workforce when they resume normal activities.”
Maurice Mongrain, President, Association of Fiscal and Financial Planning
The Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy is one of the measures the Government of Canada announced as part of their economic response to support Canadians through the COVID-19 pandemic.
In addition, employer-paid contributions to Employment Insurance (EI), the Québec Parental Insurance Plan (QPIP), the Canada Pension Plan (CPP) and the Québec Pension Plan (QPP) will be refunded when paid in respect of employees that are on leave with pay.
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