Podcasts

Get the tax-related information you need by listening to Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) podcasts.

The podcasts are free digital audio files that you can:

  • listen to from this webpage; or
  • download from this webpage or through a podcast app to listen to offline later.

Payroll podcast

The payroll podcast is aimed at the payroll community and employers in general. In each episode, the host will talk to subject matter experts. They will cover:

  • important topics related to deducting, remitting, and reporting payroll deductions;
  • detailed aspects and key concepts you need to understand to meet your obligations as an employer or payer;
  • other payroll questions the CRA is asked.

To receive new episodes as they become available, subscribe to the payroll podcast through:

Taxable benefits series

In this episode, we finish our four-part conversation on taxable benefits with subject matter expert Kira, this time discussing the CRA’s Gifts and Awards Policy, the definition of gifts, awards, and rewards, and the difference between cash/near-cash and non-cash gifts and awards. Kira is a senior programs officer with the CRA, and she has over 10 years of experience interpreting payroll-related policies and legislation.

In this episode, we continue our four-part conversation on taxable benefits with subject matter expert Kira, this time discussing key concepts related to parking as a taxable benefit, including situations when parking is required for business, the fair market value of a parking spot, and the definition of scramble parking. Kira is a senior programs officer with the CRA, and she has over 10 years of experience interpreting payroll-related policies and legislation.

In this episode, we continue our four-part conversation on taxable benefits with subject matter expert Kira, this time discussing key concepts related to automobile and motor vehicle benefits, including personal driving, keeping records, and the differences between an automobile and a motor vehicle. Kira is a senior programs officer with the CRA, and she has over 10 years of experience interpreting payroll-related policies and legislation.

In this first episode, you will hear from subject matter expert Kira. She will talk about taxable benefits and the key concepts employers need to understand to determine if a benefit they give their employees is taxable. Kira is a senior programs officer with the CRA, and she has over 10 years of experience interpreting payroll-related policies and legislation.

If you have questions about the podcast, if you would like to give feedback, or if you would like to suggest a topic for a future episode, you can email us at podcast@cra-arc.gc.ca.

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