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    COVID-19: Business guidance

    Updated as of August 5, 2020. Stay tuned for the latest updates on tax and financial measures impacting Canadian businesses in the wake of COVID-19, as well as insights on how organizations can navigate this crisis.

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    COVID-19 business guidance: EHT and WSIB

    The economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic to both individuals and businesses has been devastating. With job losses and unemployment levels at an all-time high, no one could have predicted the level of pain and sacrifice we have all had to endure.

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    Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy – Part IV

    The wage subsidy is the most lucrative program offered by the federal government with wide appeal ranging from small to large businesses. The proposed wage subsidy program was originally introduced on April 1, 2020. It received a few modifications a week later with even further amendments as it passed through the House as Bill C-14 on April 11, 2020.

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    COVID-19 support programs for Individuals and Businesses

    As the ongoing response to COVID-19 rapidly evolves, many Canadians find themselves facing an uncertain financial future. To help alleviate concerns, the Canadian government introduced financial relief measures and programs to support individuals and businesses impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. 

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    Further expansion of the CEBA – applications open June 26

    The expanded CEBA program is being made available gradually starting with the larger banks. Other participating financial institutions will start offering the program over the coming weeks.

    The Canada Emergency Business Account (CEBA) was previously introduced in early April 2020 to provide eligible businesses with financing up to $40,000, with 25 per cent of this being forgivable based on the terms of the CEBA loan program. In the early stages of the program, businesses were required to employ individuals with an aggregate employment expense between $40,000 and $1,000,000 in 2019. The program was modified to widen the employment scope to between $20,000 and $1,500,000, thus expanding the reach of the program.

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    Is it time to consider a “refreeze” transaction?

    In times of crisis, people can be opportunistic, and this economic turmoil can allow for certain tax planning opportunities. The current economic downturn caused by the COVID-19 pandemic has negatively affected the valuation of many Canadian businesses. Accordingly, it is wise to revisit any estate freeze transactions that may have been implemented at a time in a prior year when the economy was booming.

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    Updates to the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (CEWS)

    The Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (CEWS) program – which went through a facelift before hitting the House of Commons – was revised just before receiving Royal Assent on April 11, 2020. The intent of this program is to provide financial support to businesses that were affected by COVID-19 – in order to prevent further job losses, encourage employers to re-hire workers previously laid off and help transition Canadian businesses back into a thriving economy post pandemic.