Ryan Talks Tax Podcast | Episode 16 | Taxable Benefits in Canada

Ryan Talks Tax Podcast | Episode 16

The Ryan Talks Tax Podcast is designed to keep you up to date on the latest developments in Canadian tax and government funding initiatives.  Listen to our experts discuss emerging issues, significant legislative changes, and recent government announcements.   

In Episode 16, we learn what constitutes a taxable benefit for Canadian income tax purposes and the implications for employers, from payroll withholding to reporting requirements.  

Our experts also explain the obligation to remit GST/HST and QST in relation to certain types of taxable benefits and why many organizations are surprised by it.  Potential complications in determining the value of a benefit and calculating any required sales tax remittance, important changes for the current reporting year, and upcoming deadlines are also discussed. 


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Clyde Seymour
Principal, International Income Tax

Jeffrey Shaw
Director, Client Support Services

Irene Belvedere
Senior Manager, Client Support Services

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