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Ontario – Taxes

 

What to do when the tax auditor comes calling

If you’re like many small business owners, the mere mention of a tax audit can make your hair stand on end. We have tips to help you get through the process and understand your rights. Advice is free for members: call 1-888-234-2232.
 

Getting better service from the CRA

The CRA has committed to improving services for small- and medium-sized businesses. Here are some of the improvements your business can look forward to. Advice is free for members: call 1-888-234-2232.
 

Direct deposit and the CRA: can your business still get cheques?

Although the Government of Canada is seeking to eliminate all government payments by cheque as of April 2016, individuals and businesses will still be able to receive cheques as a payment option.
 

CRA’s Liaison Officers help you understand tax rules

Liaison Officers from the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) visit small business owners to provide general information and to help them better understand their tax obligations. CFIB can help you learn about how your business can benefit from this service. Advice is free for CFIB members: 1-888-234-2232.
 

How to get worry-free advice from the CRA!

Changes in recent years mean that CRA now offers guaranteed advice in writing. Find out more here. Advice is free for members: call 1-888-234-2232.
 

Learn about your tax and payroll obligations with CRA videos

The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) offers a number of videos to help businesses understand their tax responsibilities. The videos give information on key matters for starting a new business, payroll matters, what to expect from an audit, and more. Advice is free for CFIB members: 1-888-234-2232.
 

My Business Account: less red tape when you deal with the CRA

My Business Account is a convenient and secure way to monitor activity in your Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) account. You can now obtain written answers from CRA for your account-specific queries and tax-related questions. Advice is free for members: call 1-888-234-2232.
 

Auto expense tax deduction made easier by CRA

Thanks to CFIB taking action based on the feedback of its members, the Canada Revenue Agency will accept a logbook of automobile expenses covering "a sample period of time" instead of a full year. This requirement to keep a logbook for a full year was found by CFIB members to be the most burdensome aspect of motor vehicle tax provisions.

HST - Ontario Harmonized Sales Tax information bulletins and guides

On July 1, 2010, the existing provincial sales tax (PST) and the federal goods and services tax (GST) was replaced with the federally administered Harmonized Sales Tax (HST). The HST rate is 13% (8% going to the province and 5% to the federal government).

Retail Sales Tax (RST) still exists in Ontario

RST continues to apply to taxable insurance premiums and private sales of specified vehicles from a person who is not a GST/HST registrant. RST related activities such as audits, refunds and appeals, etc., that apply to periods prior to July 1, 2010 continue during our wind-down period.
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