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Taxable benefits and allowances – Webinar


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Avoid government audits. Know the rules on the more than 40 common taxable benefits and allowances included in employment income, such as automobile allowances, loan and stock options, gift cards, and more. Make sure your employer is accurately withholding, remitting and complying with year-end reporting requirements. Avoid the most common compliance issues found in CRA and Revenu Québec audits.

One of the most common audit issues is excluding taxable benefits and allowances from employment income. Employers are responsible for: determining whether the benefits they offer are taxable to their employees, adding the value of those benefits to reportable income; and, withholding, remitting and reporting the required statutory deductions to Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) and Revenu Québec (RQ). This seminar offers an in-depth review of applicable legislation and regulations and explains the key concepts used by CRA and RQ to evaluate taxability and assess more than 40 common benefits, including automobile allowances, loan and stock options, gift cards and more.


Taxable Benefits Legislation

  • Determining and applying taxable benefits values
  • Acts, statutes and regulations
  • Administrative policy
  • Allowances vs. expense reimbursements vs. taxable benefits

Sales Tax Issues

  • GST/PST/QST/HST and other provincial taxes
  • Withholding, remitting and reporting

Automobile Benefits and Allowances

  • Definition, calculation
  • Deduction and reporting
  • Benefit components
  • Personal/business use
  • Reduction of the automobile benefit

Loans and Stock Options

  • Employee loans
  • Forgiven amounts
  • Stock options/stock purchase plans

Other Benefits and Allowances

  • Taxable vs. non-taxable benefits, allowances
  • Counselling fees and services, parking, awards, gifts, etc.
  • Car, meal, clothing and moving allowances
  • Source deductions
  • Year end reporting
  • Exceptions

Target clientele

All payroll/human resources professionals or anyone responsible for calculating taxable benefits and allowances for employees within their organization.

Full description

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For all

Training season: 2020-2021
Session No.: 2786
Start date: 2021-02-04, 08:30
End date: 2021-02-05, 12:30
Duration: 7.00 h
Instructor: Animateur du partenaire
Additional information: Seminar offered in 2 parts of 4 hours. Participants must check their system prior to registering - Please see the course description on our Website. – You will recieve the connexion information 2 days prior to the course.

Fee schedule

9 seats available

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À la carte $399.00 $499.00
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