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COVID-19 Tax Update: A Detailed Review of the Recent Changes to the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (CEWS)

Published by Ian Humphries & Alexander Demner

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On July 27, 2020, Parliament enacted Bill C-20 which made sweeping amendments to the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (the “CEWS”). The…

Saskatchewan introduces retroactive marketplace and accommodation platform rules

Published by Rosemary Anderson & Zheting Su

Saskatchewan has introduced retroactive changes to their Provincial Sales Tax Act (“PSTA”) to require marketplace facilitators and operators of online accommodation platforms to register and collect Saskatchewan’s Provincial Sales Tax. The changes, which were announced on June 15th, are retroactive…

COVID-19 Tax Update: CRA administrative relief regarding residency and cross-border issues

Published by Jenna Himelfarb

On May 19, 2020 the CRA published administrative relief (found here) for taxpayers who might otherwise be facing Canadian tax residency or cross-border issues as a result of travel restrictions imposed in light of the COVID-19 crisis. Certain potential…