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September 2017

19 Sept - EI Premium Rates Rise in 2018

12 Sept - Apply Now for Saskatchewan's New Innovation Incentive

 

August 2017

29 Aug - CRA Updates CRS Guidance & Releases XML Schema

8 Aug - B.C. Wildfires - Taxpayer Relief Available

8 Aug - Prescribed Interest Rate for PLOIs Increases in Q4 2017

8 Aug - CRA Prescribed Rates Hold Steady for Q4 2017

1 Aug - Ontario LTT Consultation - Open for Comment

 

July 2017

25 July - Changes to Saskatchewan Venture Capital Tax Credit

18 July - Alberta's 10% Capital Investment Tax Credit—Get in Line

18 July - Tap Into New Funding for Business Innovation

11 July - Canada Eliminating Most Tariffs with EU Fall 2017

 

June 2017

27 June - 2017 Federal Budget Bill #1 Receives Royal Assent

27 June - Controversial Labour Union Reporting - Repealed

20 June - CRS Self-Certification Starts July 1, 2017

13 June - Alberta’s 2017 Budget Now Law

 

May 2017

30 May - Manitoba Budget Bill Receives First Reading

30 May - Consultation on Cash Purchase Tickets Extended

23 May - 2017 Ontario Budget Bill Receives Royal Assent

23 May - Ontario's Foreign Buyers Tax Bill—First Reading

23 May - Saskatchewan Tweaks PST for Insurance Premiums

23 May - Alberta 2017 Budget Bill Receives First Reading

23 May - Saskatchewan Budget Bill Receives Royal Assent

16 May - New Brunswick Budget Bill Receives Royal Assent

9 May - Finance Provides Tax Relief to Farmers and Fishers

9 May - Quebec Announces Tax Harmonization Measures

9 May - Territorial 2017 Budgets Round-Up - Yukon Cuts Corporate Income Tax Rates

2 May - Prescribed Interest Rate for PLOIs Increases in Q3 2017

2 May - CRA Prescribed Rates Hold Steady for Q3 2017

 

April 2017

25 Apr - CRA to Put Holds on Refunds for GST Non-Compliance

25 Apr - Saskatchewan Budget Bill Receives First Reading

18 Apr - Royal Assent for Saskatchewan Capital Tax Bill

18 Apr - B.C. Gives Transfer Tax Relief to Foreign Homebuyers

18 Apr - 2017 Federal Budget Bill #1 Receives First Reading

11 Apr - Finance Tables NWMM for 2017 Federal Budget Bill

11 Apr - Registered Charities - Transition Time Extended

11 Apr - Saskatchewan Capital Tax Bill - First Reading

4 Apr - Nova Scotia - Tax Relief for Small Businesses

4 Apr - New Brunswick Budget Bill - First Reading

 

March 2017

7 Mar - Beneficiary Reporting Relief for Investment Trusts

7 Mar - Mineral Exploration Tax Credit - Extended One Year

 

February 2017

28 Feb - Quebec Introduces Business Friendly Tax Measures

28 Feb - Late Filed Principal Residence Designation - Transitional Relief

22 Feb - Quebec 2016 Budget Bill Receives Royal Assent

7 Feb - CRA Prescribed Rates Hold Steady for Q2 2017

7 Feb - Prescribed Interest Rate for PLOIs Decreases in Q2

 

January 2017

31 Jan - Alberta Now Accepting Applications for Two New Tax Credits

17 Jan - Labour Union Information Reporting - Waived Again

10 Jan - Automobile Allowance Limits for 2017

 

December 2016

20 Dec - 2016 Alberta Budget Bill Receives Royal Assent

20 Dec - Federal Budget Bill #2 Receives Royal Assent

20 Dec - Individual and Trust Rates Bill — Royal Assent

20 Dec - Ontario Land Transfer Tax Bill Receives Royal Assent

20 Dec - Royal Assent for Bill Increasing CPP Contributions

16 Dec - Asset Managers' Round-up of 2016 Canadian Tax Developments

13 Dec - Check Ontario's New Property Tax Assessments for Possible Savings

13 Dec - Reminder - Taxpayers' 2006 Fairness Relief Ends December 31, 2016

13 Dec - File Foreign Affiliate Relieving Elections before 2017

 

November 2016

22 Nov - Vancouver Empty Homes Tax Coming in 2017

22 Nov - Quebec Bill 112 - Includes 2016 Budget and Catch-up Measures

22 Nov - Pension Contribution Limits Set for 2017

22 Nov - Ontario Bill 70 Hikes Land Transfer Tax Rate

15 Nov - Alberta Investment Tax Credits - Legislation Receives First Reading

8 Nov - Reminder - Investors to Give HST Details by November 15

8 Nov - Quebec to Eliminate Health Contribution Ahead of Schedule

1 Nov - 2016 Federal Budget Bill #2 Receives First Reading

 

October 2016

19 Oct - CPP Contributions on the Rise Starting in 2019

 

September 2016

28 Sept - Quebec Measures Announced — Changes to Harmonization, VRSP, and Personal Measures

21 Sept - Finance Releases Big 2016 Technical Amendments Bill

21 Sept - EI Premium Rates - Big Drop for 2017

 

August 2016

2 Aug - CRA Prescribed Rate Remains at 1% for Q4 2016

2 Aug - Prescribed Interest Rate for PLOIs - Slight Decrease for Q4 2016

2 Aug - 2016 Federal Budget - Draft Legislation Released

 

July 2016

27 July - B.C. Imposes Additional 15% Property Transfer Tax for Foreign Buyers

22 July - New Brunswick Small Business Tax Rate Drop - Now Enacted

14 July - 2016 Manitoba Budget Bill Receives Royal Assent

14 July - Saskatchewan 2016 Budget Bill Receives Royal Assent

14 July - Québec Measures Announced - Changes to Taxable Québec Property, and More

14 July - New Brunswick Budget Bill #1 Receives Royal Assent

 

June 2016

28 Jun - Saskatchewan 2016 Budget Bill Receives First Reading

28 Jun - 2016 Federal Budget Bill Enacted

21 Jun - Alberta Small Business Tax Rate Drop - Now Enacted

21 Jun - Manitoba 2016 Budget Bill Receives First Reading

14 Jun - ORPP-Ontario's New Pension Plan Passes into Law 

14 Jun - Managers - Don't Miss GST/HST and QST Obligations for You and Your Investment Plans 

14 Jun - Newfoundland 2016 Budget Tax Hikes Receive Royal Assent

7 Jun - Alberta Small Business Tax Rate Decrease - Legislation Receives First Reading

7 Jun - Get Systems Ready for Next RITC Phase-Out Period Starting July 1, 2016

7 Jun - Territorial 2016 Budgets Round-Up - No Changes to the Personal or Corporate Income Tax Rates

 

May 2016

31 May - B.C. Tax Bill Receives Royal Assent

31 May - Newfoundland 2016 Budget Bills Receive First Reading

31 May - Nova Scotia 2016 Budget Bill Receives Royal Assent

17 May - P.E.I. 2016 Budget Bill Receives Royal Assent

10 May - Alberta Wildfires - Taxpayer Relief Offered

10 May - British Columbia Moves to Reduce Film Tax Credits

10 May - Nova Scotia 2016 Budget Bill Receives First Reading

10 May - P.E.I. 2016 Budget Bill Receives First Reading

3 May - CRA Prescribed Rate Remains at 1% for Q3 2016

3 May - Prescribed Interest Rate for PLOIs - Slight Increase for Q3 2016

 

April 2016

26 Apr - Real Estate GST/HST Check-up - Meet Your Obligations

26 Apr - 2016 Ontario Budget Bill Receives Royal Assent

26 Apr - 2016 Federal Budget Bill #1 Receives First Reading

26 Apr - Credit Unions - Do You Have to File GST/HST Returns by June 30 Deadlines?

19 Apr - Finance Releases Draft Legislation on 2015 and 2016 Budget Proposals

12 Apr - Filing Deadline for 2015 Personal Tax Returns Extended to May 2

12 Apr - Webcast - Private Company Changes in 2016 Federal Budget

12 Apr - Cross-Border Insurance Coverage - Don't Miss April 30 Deadline for 10% Excise Tax

5 Apr - Federal Budget Restricts Diesel Fuel Excise Tax Relief

5 Apr - New Brunswick Small Business Tax Rate Decrease - Legislation Receives First Reading

 

March 2016

29 Mar - New Brunswick Decreases Small Business Tax Rate

21 Mar - 2016 B.C. Budget Bill Receives Royal Assent

15 Mar - Transparency Reporting Regime for Resource Companies Launched

14 Mar - Finance Committee Issues Last-Minute Pre-2016 Federal Budget Recommendations

8 Mar - GST/HST and QST Annual Information Returns - Do You Have to File by June 30 Deadline?

8 Mar - SLFI Final Returns Due June 30 - Last Chance for Missed ITCs and SAM Deductions

 

February 2016

23 Feb - Ontario Delays ORPP Contribution Requirements to 2018

16 Feb - CRA Prescribed Rate Remains at One Percent for Q2 2016

16 Feb - 2015 Prescribed Interest Rate for PLOIs - Slight Increase for Q2 2016

16 Feb - Prepare Now for New Brunswick's Upcoming HST Rate Increase

2 Feb - Resource Companies to Register for New "ESTMA" Reporting Regime

 

January 2016

26 Jan - CRA Winds Down Political Activities Audit Program for Charities

26 Jan - Employers - Remit GST/HST and QST on Employees' 2015 Taxable Benefits by March 31, 2016

26 Jan - Ontario Property Tax Rebates - Apply by February 29, 2016

12 Jan - New Reporting Requirement for Registered Charities Effective December 31, 2015

12 Jan - Time Running out for Employers to Meet GST/HST Pension Plan Remitting Obligations

12 Jan - Automobile Allowance Limits for 2016 - The Penny Drops

5 Jan - Labour Unions no longer Face Controversial New Information Reporting

 

December 2015

22 Dec - Quebec Budget Bill 69 Receives Royal Assent

22 Dec - Ontario Budget Bill #2 Receives Royal Assent

22 Dec - Alberta 2015 Budget Bill Receives Royal Assent

18 Dec - Time Running Out to File GST Closely Related Group Elections by December 31, 2015 - Corporate Groups

15 Dec - CCPC RDTOH Legislation Receives First Reading

15 Dec - Boost Your Business with CICan Clean Tech Internship Subsidy

14 Dec - HST Rate Increase Cancelled in Newfoundland and Labrador

11 Dec - Newfoundland and Labrador - Upcoming Cancellation of HST Increase

8 Dec - Ontario Budget Bill #2 Introduced

8 Dec - Reminder -Taxpayers' 2005 Fairness Relief Ends December 31, 2015

8 Dec - Changes to Ontario Pension Share Ownership Rules on Their way

8 Dec - Manitoba Eliminates Provincial Tax for More Small Businesses

 

November 2015

24 Nov - Finance Open to Technical Fixes for New Estates & Trusts Regime

10 Nov - 2016 EI Premium Rates Remain Steady

10 Nov - CPP Maximum Contribution Increases for 2016

3 Nov - CRA Prescribed Rate Stays at 1% for Q1 2016

3 Nov - 2016 Prescribed Interest Rate for PLOIs - Slight Decrease for Q1

3 Nov - Quebec Catch-Up Bills Receive Royal Assent

 

September 2015

15 Sept - Some Quebec Companies Must File Continuance or Dissolution by Early 2016

1 Sept - Investment Plans HST Reporting Requirements - Important November 15 Deadline

 

August 2015

25 Aug - Health Care Professionals May Have Surprise GST/HST Obligations

18 Aug - SLFIs Can Improve "the Bad and the Ugly" of Their GST/HST Returns to Reduce Costs

18 Aug - Ontario Retirement Pension Plan Starts in 2017

11 Aug - 2015 Prescribed Interest Rate for PLOIs - Slight Decrease for Q4

11 Aug - CRA 2015 Prescribed Rate Stays at 1% for Q4

4 Aug - 2015 Federal Budget Part 2 - Subsection 55(2) Anti-Avoidance Rules

 

July 2015

28 Jul - CRA Details Audit Process for Charities

28 Jul - Mutual Fund Trusts - 2014 Ontario Surtax Relief Hiccup

21 Jul - Newfoundland and Labrador Releases Transitional Rules for Upcoming HST Rate Increase

21 Jul - Labour Unions Face Controversial New Information Reporting

14 Jul - Quebec Harmonizes With 2015 and Prior Federal Budget Measures

14 Jul - Estate Freeze Transactions - Big Accounting Shake-Up Put On Hold

14 Jul - Insurers - Last Chance to Remit Quebec 4% Tax Increase on Auto Insurance Premiums

14 Jul - Reminder - New Ontario Recapture ITC Rate for July GST/HST Return

14 Jul - Alberta 2015 Tax Bill Receives Royal Assent

 

June 2015

30 Jun - British Columbia - Summary of Film and Television Tax Incentives

30 Jun - 2015 Newfoundland Budget Bill Now Law

30 Jun - Federal Budget Bill C-59 Passed Into Law - Next Up, Fall General Election

30 Jun - Media Tax Credits - B.C. Expands and Ontario Grandfathers Incentives

23 Jun - Quebec Harmonizes with Federal Transparency Requirements

23 Jun - Have You Gotten Your Systems Ready for Phase-Out Starting July 1, 2015?

23 Jun - Going Public? - KPMG Can Help

16 Jun - Newfoundland 2015 Budget Bill Introduced

16 Jun - Manitoba 2015 Budget Bill Introduced

16 Jun - Mining Industry - Adapting to Change in Volatile Times

16 Jun - CRA Opens Door to More "Shop Floor" Claims

9 Jun - 2015 Ontario Budget Bill Receives Royal Assent

5 Jun - Credit Unions - Meet Your June 30 GST/HST and QST Deadlines

2 Jun - B.C. Contractors' PST Exemption - Are You Exposed?

2 Jun - Holding Companies Claiming Benefits for ITCs and ITRs - Tips and Traps

2 Jun - Canadian Exporters - Is Your Documentation in Ship Shape?

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