R Brenton Driscoll

Office closed for 1st week of August

As August 2nd is holiday and I am attending an out of town wedding later in the week we have decided to close the office for the week.  We will reopen on Monday, August 9th.  Sorry for any inconvenience.

Summer is here!   

We're hopefully on the downward slope of this COVID pandemic and everyone is hoping for a return of some sort of normalcy. Most of our restrictions have been lifted but many of us are still more comfortable wearng our masks and maintiang our distance.  Maybe by the fall?

We saw another Federal budget and the biggest small business change affecting my clients was the ability to write off many capital asset additions fully in the first year.

No tax rate changes were made and no changes in the capital gains taxation as many expected. There were extensions to the CEWS, CERS and other pandemic support programs. There is also a promise of nationwide subsidized daycare.

A Canada Recovery Hiring Program (CRHP) was introduced providing subsidies for hiring new employees.

On personal taxes a number of smaller changes have been made.  No rate changes but tweaks to a number of existing deductions and credits.

If you are a senior over 75 you will see a one-time $500 payment and then a 10% increase to ongoing OAS payments.

The Canada Recovery Benefit [CRB] has been extended by 12 weeks to a maximum of 50 weeks with some reductions in payments for the additional weeks.

On the other hand, if you purchase a luxury vehicle or aircraft for over $100,000 prepare to pay an additional new tax of either 10% or 20% of the value above $100,000. Similar rules for boat purchases.

The current practice of receiving the Climate Action Incentive (carbon tax rebate) as part of your tax filing will change in 2022 to quarterly payments made directly through the current benefits system.

If you have questions, please give me a call.

CERS/CEWS deadlines and adjustments

Period 11/Period 4
Period 12/Period 5
Period 13/Period 6
Period 14/Period 7
Period 15/Period 8
Period 16/Period 9
Period date
December 20, 2020 to January
January 17 to February 13, 2021
February 14 to March 13, 2021
March 14, 2021 to April 10, 2021
April 11, 2021 to May 8, 2021
May 9, 2021 to June 5, 2021
Deadline for application
July 15, 2021
August 12, 2021
September 9, 2021
October 7, 2021
November 4, 2021
December 2, 2021

2021 2nd Quarter Tax Tips & Traps

If the attached document raises any flags or questions, please  call or come in and see me so we can review your particular situation.

Referrals are my primary mode of growth.  If you're pleased with the service level you receive, please pass on my name.  If displeased, please let me know.

If there is anything we can do for you, please give us a call.

R Brenton Driscoll, CPA, CA

403-938-2666     or    Brent@rbdriscoll.ca

Monday - Friday 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Long weekend Fridays we close at 2 pm

(closed @ noon for a hour) 

In case of emergency please call me at (403) 818-7570

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