Legislative Changes Regarding Political Activities of Charities

September 26, 2018

Back in mid-August, the Government of Canada announced its intention to amend the Income Tax Act to implement changes with regards to the political activities of charities. The proposed changes would allow […]

2019 Employment Insurance Premium Rate Change

September 13, 2018

With Canadian unemployment near a 40-year low, the Minister of Finance just announced the lowest EI premium rate since 1980. In 2019, the employee EI premium will be $1.62 per […]

2018 Call for Canada-Israel R&D Projects

April 13, 2018

The Canada-Israel Industrial Research and Development Foundation (CIIRDF) stimulates collaborative research and development between private sector companies in both countries, with a focus on the commercialization of new technologies. The […]

Lifetime capital gains exemption increased as of January 1, 2018

January 9, 2018

Effective January 1, 2018, the lifetime capital gains exemption will increase to $848,252. As a result, every Canadian resident individual who disposes of qualifying small business corporation shares in 2018 can shelter […]

Revised Tax Legislation Released December 13, 2017

December 14, 2017

Just in time for an effective date of January 1, 2018, the Department of Finance released revised legislation on December 13, 2017 to address “income sprinkling”. This was one of […]

Changes to the Employment Standards Act, 2000 (“ESA”)

December 1, 2017

On June 1, 2017, the Ontario government introduced Bill 148, the Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act, 2017 (“Bill 148”). The Bill will come into force on January 1, 2018 (with […]

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