Jul 19, 2017
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“The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) has announced policy changes for taxable employment benefits for 2009.”
The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) has announced policy changes for taxable employment benefits for 2009. These changes impact employers for income tax purposes and may also impact the GST/HST input tax credits (ITCs) that employers can claim.
Effective for 2009, the CRA will consider no taxable benefit to arise for overtime meals and allowances if:
Also effective for 2009, the following employment benefits will generally not be required to be included in an employee’s income:
Starting in 2009, the rate at which the employment benefit is calculated for mileage reimbursed between home and work will be reduced from the general rate1 to the operating benefit rate of $0.24 cents per kilometre where:
1Currently, the employment benefit is generally calculated at $0.52 cents per kilometre for the first 5,000 kilometres driven and $0.46 cents for each additional kilometre.
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