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It can be very expensive to owe money to the CRA and it’s the one debt that must be given priority over others. That’s because CRA has significant powers to enforce payment of taxes, levy penalties and interest, which includes garnishment of wages and seizure of assets. This can obviously impact other financial obligations, so here is what you need to know to break up with the tax collector.
The CRA receives a “D” mark! According to a new report by CFIB, the quality of the information and phone support the CRA is extending to Canadian business owners has worsened, despite the agency’s goals to increase service standards. One of the biggest issues: failure to understand the new Capital Cost Allowance rules which have been in place since late 2018.
Tax changes to employee stock options were supposed to come into effect on January 1, 2020, and thanks to feedback collected from Canadian businesses in a consultation that ended in September, the implementation of these measures has now been delayed. Tax and compensation planning should take place before these new rules come into effect.
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