Alberta provincial Measures to protect employers and employees from the economic disruption of COVID-19 and position Alberta for recovery.

Overview The Alberta government will provide immediate funding and supportive measures to support local businesses, employers and employees. Support for employers Corporate income tax changes Corporate income tax balances and instalment payments will be deferred from March 19 until August 31, 2020 to increase employers’ access to cash so they can pay employees, address debts…

Budget 2015 proposes several tax measures

http://alberta.ca/budget-revenue-explained.cfm#revenuechanges Revenue and tax changes by topic Personal Income Tax Health Care Contribution Levy Fuel Tax Tobacco Tax Education Property Tax Insurance Premiums Tax Charitable Donations Tax Credit Corporate and small business tax Support for working families Alberta Family Employment Tax Credit Alberta Working Family Supplement Other revenue Liquor mark-ups Traffic fines User fees  …

Unification Legislation

August 25, 2014 One of the final steps in the journey to unification of the accounting profession in Alberta is legislation creating the CPA designation. Information on this process and the proposed legislation, and further details can be found in a special section of the Alberta Accountants website, here. Over the last year, the AAUA has…

Unification update

Written on April 8, 2014 by skesselman in Accounting Industry, Association News, Unification Updates Within the last few weeks, the probable timelines for the next stages of unification are clearer. After much work among the unifying bodies and the Government of Alberta, a suggested set of guidelines for provincial legislation creating the CPA designation and related governance has been drafted. This legislation…

Alberta unification update

Written on January 31, 2014 by skesselman in Association News, Member News, Unification Updates Progress is steady as Alberta’s three accounting bodies move forward towards unification. The associations are drafting the legislation to ultimately result in the necessary changes to the Regulated Accounting Profession Act (RAPA). The target time-frame is this spring or fall. On January 21, 2014, the CMA Alberta Board of Directors…

Alberta’s tax credit for small business dividends starting in 2014 December 20, 2013

Measures introduced by the federal government for 2014 will lower the gross-up factor from 25 per cent to 18 per cent for dividends paid out of income taxed at the small business rate. This will automatically reduce the value of the Alberta dividend tax credit that applies to these dividends. Alberta’s policy is to fully…

Alberta’s Employment Standards Code Adds Compassionate Care Leave

Last Updated: January 6 2014 Article by Labour & Employment Group McCarthy Tétrault LLP Starting on February 1, 2014, Alberta’s Employment Standards Code will require employers to provide compassionate care leave to employees. The new provisions will allow qualifying employees up to eight weeks of leave to provide care or support to a seriously ill family member if the employee…

Using the CPA designation... not yet in Alberta

October 10, 2013 Last month, CPA Canada unveiled its new advertising campaign for the Chartered Professional Accountant designation. As it is a national campaign, there may be some confusion among members in Alberta about using the CPA designation. All Alberta accountants must remember that, until legislation is changed: Continue to use your legacy designation (only)…

Ministers Shea and Kenney announce more relief for businesses affected by flooding in Alberta

Ottawa, Ontario, June 26, 2013… The Honourable Gail Shea, Minister of National Revenue and the Minister for the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency, with the Honourable Jason Kenney, Minister of Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism and Member of Parliament for Calgary Southeast, confirmed today that taxpayers affected by flooding in Alberta will have until August 2, 2013,…

Restaurants affected by Alberta floods: We're here to help - From the CFRA

Everyone at the Canadian Restaurant and Foodservices Association is thinking about those affected by devastating floods in Alberta over the last few days.  Many CRFA members have begun to clean up and assess damage, while others are still waiting to return to their community.  At CRFA our team is focused on helping you get back…