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KPMG in Canada provides the latest Canadian tax news and international tax news for you and your business.

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April 2020

April 2 - COVID-19 — CRA & Quebec Offer GST/HST and QST Relief

April 1 - Employers — Canada provides details of 75% wage subsidy

 

March 2020

March 30 - New Brunswick — tax on carbon-emitting products starts April 1, 2020

March 27 - Canada to boost COVID-19 tax response

March 27 - U.S. COVID-19 response — new relief for individuals

March 26 - Federal COVID-19 relief — more details released

March 26 - U.S. COVID-19 response provides new tax relief

March 25 - Highlights of Ontario’s 2020 economic and fiscal update

March 24 - B.C. offers tax deferrals and extensions for COVID-19

March 24 - Alberta offers COVID-19 tax relief for businesses

March 24 - Manitoba — RST and other tax deadlines extended

March 24 - Derivative instruments — new clarity for characterization

March 20 - Employers — managing tax & legal issues during COVID-19

March 20 - Mining in Saskatchewan — PST refund opportunity

March 20 - U.S. filing deadlines extended to July 15

March 20 - U.S. offers paid leave and employer credits for COVID-19

March 20 - COVID-19 — Quebec harmonizes with federal measures

March 19 - Highlights of the 2020 Manitoba Budget

March 18 - Highlights of Saskatchewan's 2020-21 budget estimates and COVID-19 relief

March 18 - COVID-19 — U.S. pushes back tax payment deadline

March 18 - Employers — Prepare your COVID-19 contingency plan

March 18 - COVID-19 — tax deadline delay and more relief announced

March 18 - Update for businesses on Canadian-U.S. travel restrictions

March 17 - Quebec delays tax deadlines in light of COVID-19 issues

March 13 - Canada ratifies CUSMA trade deal with U.S. and Mexico

March 13 - Fiscal relief on the way following COVID-19 concerns

March 12 - Tax measures included in Canada's COVID-19 response

March 11 - 2020 Federal Budget — tax changes on the table

March 10 - Highlights of the 2020-2021 Quebec Budget

March 10 - Highlights of the 2020 New Brunswick Budget

 

February 2020

27 February - Highlights of the 2020 Alberta Budget

25 February - Highlights of the 2020 Nova Scotia Budget

18 February - Highlights of the 2020 British Columbia Budget

7 February - Digital economy — OECD clarifies unified approach

 

January 2020

10 January - Canadian news media — apply now for labour tax credit

3 January - Tax accounting — 2019 tax rates and other changes

 

December 2019

19 December - New stock option rules delayed

19 December - GST and customs — Overview of 2019 changes

12 December - Canada’s trade deal with U.S. and Mexico ready to be ratified

9 December - Canada Proposes new “Middle Class tax Cut” Starting in 2020

6 December - TIER Approved — Alberta facilities should register with CRA now

6 December - Federal carbon pricing coming to Alberta on January 1, 2020

5 December - Digital economy — KPMG on OECD’s minimum rate of tax

4 December - U.S. issues final BEAT regs and more related proposals

 

November 2019

29 November - Upcoming treaty changes—review withholding Obligations now

26 November - Digital Economy — OECD explores minimum rate of tax

20 November - Charitable Planning — helping your donation go further

15 November - Digital economy — KPMG on OECD's "Pillar One" proposal

11 November - 2019 year-end tax tips for owner-managers

8 November - 2019 year-end tips for your personal taxes

7 November - Highlights of the 2019 Quebec fall update

6 November - Ontario drops small business tax rate for 2020

 

October 2019

24 October - Highlights of the 2019 Alberta Budget

22 October - Post-2019 election — possible tax changes

11 October - Digital economy — OECD proposes  unified tax approach

11 October - Employers and pension plans — meet GST/HST obligations

4 October - U.S. announces additional relief affecting Canadian CFCs

 

September 2019

19 September - Investment plans — act now to obtain investor GST details

 

August 2019

30 August - MLI to modify Canadian tax treaties in 2020

23 August - Quebec extends upcoming deadline for disclosing nominee agreements

12 August - Quebec — act now to disclose nominee agreements

6 August - Mutual Fund Trusts — new relief for allocation rules

 

July 2019

25 July - Canada keeps close eye on steel imports

3 July - Tax accounting — Q2 2019 update

 

June 2019

26 June - Highlights of the 2019 P.E.I. Budget

24 June - Canadian residents — prepare for new U.S. GILTI tax changes

19 June - Finance reveals more details on stock option deduction cap

12 June - Pension funds may qualify for U.S. tax exemption

7 June - Manitoba — prepare for RST reduction transitional rules

5 June - Canada prepares to respond to potential steel import surge

 

May 2019

29 May - Alberta — corporate tax rate drops to 8% by 2022

24 May - Holding Companies — prepare for new GST/HST rules

24 May - Federal fuel charge reporting starts May 31

21 May - U.S. removes tariffs on Canadian steel and aluminum

9 May - Canadian businesses — new QST rules coming September 1

 

April 2019

16 April - Highlights of the 2019 Newfoundland and Labrador Budget

12 April - Canadian news Media — Budget details new labour tax credit

12 April - Canadian Companies — IRS revises employer registration

11 April - Highlights of the 2019 Ontario Budget

 

March 2019

29 March - Update — Tracking arrangements and investment Funds

27 March - B.C. Property Owners — Make declaration by March 31

26 March - New Stock option rules coming — take action now

26 March - Highlights of the 2019 Nova Scotia Budget

21 March - 2019-2020 Quebec Budget highlights

20 March - 2019 Federal Budget — spotlight on asset management

20 March - Highlights of the 2019 Saskatchewan Budget

19 March - 2019 Federal Budget highlights

19 March - Highlights of the 2019 New Brunswick Budget

18 March - KPMG weighs in on future of digital tax

11 March - Electronic platforms — new QST rules now in effect

7 March - Highlights of the 2019 Manitoba Budget

 

February 2019

20 February - Federal Budget 2019 — Election preview?

19 February - Highlights of the 2019 British Columbia Budget

15 February - Businesses — are you meeting Saskatchewan PST rules?

 

January 2019

9 January - Tax accounting — 2018 tax rates and other changes

 

December 2018

21 December - U.S. tax reform — new hybrid regulations released

20 December - GST and Customs — Overview of 2018 changes

20 December - ILPs — Act fast to meet GST/HST Election deadline

20 December - U.S. Issues BEAT regulations and more tax reform guidance

7 December - Businesses Outside Quebec — new QST rules in 2019

3 December - Highlights of the 2018 Quebec Fall Economic update

 

November 2018

30 November - U.S. Provides details on new interest expense limitations

30 November - GPs and ILPs — Stay up-to-date with new GST obligations

30 November - Canada’s trade deal with U.S. and Mexico moving forward

28 November - Canadian news media — Watch for upcoming tax relief

21 November - Canada announces enhanced capital cost allowances

15 November - Ontario won’t adopt all Federal Passive Income changes

14 November - Employers and pension plans — meet GST/HST Obligations

13 November - Owner-managers — time sensitive tax tips for 2018

2 November - 2018 Personal tax — time sensitive tips

 

October 2018

29 October - Making the most of your charitable planning

26 October - Finance eases up on shortened T1134

23 October - B.C. releases draft legislation for Speculation tax

22 October - B.C. EHT starts 2019 — draft legislation released

12 October - ILPs — Consider GST Election to help reduce tax costs

12 October - Canada Announces new Exceptions from trade Tariffs

1 October - Canada and U.S. reach agreement on trade deal

 

September 2018

19 September - Make U.S. offshore disclosures by September 28
 

August 2018

10 August - Holding companies face new GST/HST rules


July 2018

23 July - Is your private company in shape for new tax rules?

20 July - GPs — new GST/HST rules on management services

13 July - Canadian residents may be caught by new U.S. GILTI tax

5 July -  Tax accounting — Q2 2018 update

 

June 2018

29 June - Canadian trade surtaxes start July 1

29 June - Carbon emission allowances—purchasers to remit GST/HST

21 June - Canadian companies face new U.S. sales tax obligations

1 June - Canada adopts more MLI Provisions

 

May 2018

31 May - Canada announces surtaxes in response to U.S. Tariffs
 

April 2018

18 April - B.C. Narrows new real estate taxes

13 April - FIs — First Canadian CRS reporting deadline on May 1

12 April - U.S. repatriation tax — Pay first instalment by April 17

11 April - Saskatchewan — Insurance PST refunds by June 30

10 April - Highlights of the 2018 Saskatchewan Budget

6 April - Businesses Outside Quebec — Get ready for new QST rules

6 April - Highlights of the 2018 P.E.I. Budget

 

March 2018

28 March - General Partners of ILPs — remit GST by March 31

28 March - Highlights of the 2018 Ontario Budget

27 March - Highlights of the 2018-2019 Quebec Budget

27 March - Highlights of the 2018 Newfoundland and Labrador Budget

26 March - MLI set to enter into force on July 1, 2018

22 March - Highlights of the 2018 Alberta Budget

20 March - Highlights of the 2018 Nova Scotia Budget

12 March - Highlights of the 2018 Manitoba Budget

7 March - Is it Time to automate T1134s?

1 March - 2018 Federal Budget — Focus on FIs

1 March - New B.C. real Estate rules

 

February 2018

27 February - 2018 Federal Budget highlights

20 February - Highlights of the 2018 British Columbia Budget

14 February - Federal Budget 2018 — what’s up?

6 February - Lock in family income-splitting loans by March 31

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