Tax Planning

Federal Budget Commentary 2021

Federal Budget Commentary 2021

On April 19, 2021, the Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister, the Honourable Chrystia Freeland, presented Budget 2021: A Recovery Plan for Jobs, Growth, and Resilience, to the House of Commons. No changes were made to personal or corporate tax rates (other than a temporary measure for zero-emission technology manufacturers), nor to the inclusion rate […]

Claiming Working from Home Expenses

Claiming Working from Home Expenses

By Wendy Wong, CPA, CA, Senior Manager, Tax & Advisory Services For your 2020 personal tax filing, the Canada Revenue Agency has introduced two options that will allow employees to report expenses they incurred while working from home during the pandemic. All eligible members of a household who worked from home can each claim working […]

GGFL is delighted to announce that Monica Martinez is our new Associate Partner.

GGFL is delighted to announce that Monica Martinez is our new Associate Partner.

Monica Martinez is a specialist in U.S. and Cross-Border Tax & Advisory Services – a fast growing, increasingly complex area of taxation impacting thousands of Canadian businesses and individuals for myriad reasons. The level of cross-border activity has grown exponentially in recent years, said GGFL Managing Partner Josh Engel, and the related domestic and foreign […]

2021 Tax Facts for Ontario Residents

2021 Tax Facts for Ontario Residents

We’ve updated our Tax Facts for Ontario Residents document to include the new 2019 rates, as well as the 2018 rates.

GGFL’s “go-to” Tax Facts sheet is a quick reference guide on Ontario tax rates, including corporate income, RRSP limits, prescribed interest rates, automobile amounts, personal tax brackets for salary and dividends, TFSA, CPP and EI limits, pension splitting with spouses, Workplace Safety & Insurance Board (WSIB), and clawback of Old Age Security.

The Impact of Biden Tax Proposals on Canadian Residents

The Impact of Biden Tax Proposals on Canadian Residents

By Monica Martinez, CPA, CA, CPA (Illinois) Joe Biden has been inaugurated as President of the United States. Now that the new administration is finally in place and the chaos of the campaign and election results are (mostly) a thing of the past, we can start to focus on what tax policy changes President Biden […]

CEBA Applications Update

CEBA Applications Update

The application deadline to apply for the CEBA loan was extended to March 31, 2021. We understand that some banks will be opening applications for the additional CEBA loan of $20,000 on December 4th, 2020. CEBA details for new and existing applications are as follows: Existing CEBA clients: Another $20,000 available (in addition to the original […]

Highlights from the Fall Economic Statement

Highlights from the Fall Economic Statement

On November 30th, the federal government delivered its Fall Economic Statement. The statement included a number of updates to existing COVID-19 relief programs, as well as changes to other existing tax relief programs. Of note, there were no changes to income tax rates for individuals or corporations on any type of income earned, or other […]

Form PD27 – New COVID Subsidy Reporting Requirement for Businesses

Form PD27 – New COVID Subsidy Reporting Requirement for Businesses

By Karen McKay, CPA, CGA As COVID-19 took its devastating toll on the economy last spring, the federal government introduced the 10% Temporary Wage Subsidy (TWS). That aid program was quickly followed by the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (CEWS). With 2020 quickly drawing to a close, the government is now requiring all eligible businesses, eligible […]

Canada Emergency Rent Subsidy Program Details

Canada Emergency Rent Subsidy Program Details

The new Canada Emergency Rent Subsidy (CERS) program for businesses, non-profits and charities that are facing economic challenges due to COVID-19 received Royal Ascent on November 19th, 2020. It is expected applications for CERS will open as early as Monday, November 23rd, 2020. CERS replaces the Canada Emergency Commercial Rent Assistance (CECRA) program and will […]