Form 1040 for U.S. Individual Income Tax Requirements

Things you need to know when it comes to U.S. taxes for individuals: General filing requirements

Author: Cyndy Packard Osode, CPA, CA, CPA (TX, USA), CGMA A U.S. filing requirement generally applies to individuals who are U.S. citizens, U.S. lawful permanent residents, and other individuals who earn income from U.S. sources. Do you fall into any of these categories? If yes, you’ll want to read this third article in our series on U.S. tax filing obligations. U.S. Tax Filing Requirements Many people are now aware that the United States is one …

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T4 slip that need to comply with new CRA reporting requirements

Ensure 2020 T4 Slips Comply with the 2020 Reporting Requirements

The Government’s COVID-19 relief programs have led to the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) introducing additional reporting for the 2020 T4 slip, Statement of Remuneration Paid. All employers who issue T4s to employees must comply with these new requirements. CRA will use the additional information to be reported on the T4 to validate payments under the Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB), Canada Emergency Student Benefit (CESB), and payments made to employers under the Canada Emergency Wage …

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Is a Personal Real Estate Corporation right for me?

Undoubtedly, for decades to come, 2020 will be talked about as the year of change.  We all have learned to do things differently. Some 2020 changes have been welcomed, like the change which now allows Ontario real estate professionals to operate through a Personal Real Estate Corporation (PREC). Whether you are a Real estate agent, Broker real estate agent, Realtor®, Realtor® Broker, or Realtor® Salesperson, this new avenue in which to run your business is …

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Mandatory Self Reporting for the 10% Temporary Wage Subsidy (TWS) due Before the Filing of T4s

Important Reminder! Mandatory Self Reporting for the 10% Temporary Wage Subsidy (TWS) due Before the Filing of T4s The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) is requiring all eligible businesses, partnerships, non-profits, charities and sole proprietors with a payroll account to file an election indicating how they have applied the 10% TWS.   The PD27 10% Temporary Wage Subsidy Self-Identification Form for Employers (PD27) should be filed before the filing of the T4s.  CRA has indicated the PD27 …

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Ontario Property Tax and Energy Cost Rebates for Businesses Impacted by COVID-19 Restrictions

The Ontario Finance Minister has announced that Ontario property tax and energy cost rebates will be made available to eligible businesses required to close their doors or significantly reduce their services due to provincial public health restrictions. Eligible businesses will be able to apply for temporary property tax and energy cost rebates directly to the province through a single, online application portal. Eligibility for Ontario property tax and energy cost rebates Support is available for businesses …

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How Working from Home May Affect your 2020 Tax Return

COVID-19 has caused many significant changes in how Canadians live their lives. One noteworthy difference for office employees is that many may find themselves working from home for a substantial portion of the year. This change in routine may give rise to new costs that these employees must bear. Some of the more apparent costs could be computer monitors, desks, or keyboards purchased to facilitate working from home. But there are also additional, more subtle …

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Things You Need to Know When it Comes to U.S. Taxes For Individuals: Accidental Americans

Author: Cyndy Packard Osode, CPA, CA, CPA (TX, USA), CGMA  It is becoming more well-known that United States citizens have income tax filing requirements from their home country, regardless of where they reside. However, there are some people who do not know they hold U.S. citizenship. Are you potentially one of these “accidental Americans”? Read on to learn more … What is an “accidental American”? An “accidental American” is someone who has inadvertently acquired U.S. …

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