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Everything you need to know about setting up and running payroll for your small business or startup in Canada.

  • How to Avoid a Tax Season Cash Flow Crisis and Other Survival Strategies

    How to Avoid a Tax Season Cash Flow Crisis and Other Survival Strategies

    During tax season, many small businesses face the challenge of paying their tax bill, often at a cost to their bottom line. Learn how to survive with a range of helpful strategies and funding options.

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  • An 8-Step Guide to Drama-Free Sole Proprietorship Taxes [Checklist Included]

    An 8-Step Guide to Drama-Free Sole Proprietorship Taxes [Checklist Included]

    Sole proprietorship filing a T2125 with your personal income tax? Get the skinny on the documents you need to gather, the basics of the form and more — checklist included!

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  • Wagepoint Annual Payroll Calendar for Canada

    Wagepoint Annual Payroll Calendar for Canada

    Download a printable PDF or enter key dates into your calendar app with Wagepoint's 2017 Canadian Payroll Calendar, created especially for small businesses and startups.

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  • The Great Canadian Guide to Small Business Payroll

    The Great Canadian Guide to Small Business Payroll

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  • 8 Steps to Ensure an Accurate & Compliant Year-End Payroll Filing

    8 Steps to Ensure an Accurate & Compliant Year-End Payroll Filing

    How can you ensure that your end of year goes smoothly? These eight simple steps to ensure an accurate and compliant year-end payroll filing for your company.

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  • 4 Ways to Handle Vacation Pay

    4 Ways to Handle Vacation Pay

    There are four basic ways you can handle vacation pay in Canada. Vacation dues can be paid with each period, paid on vacation, accrued hours paid out or in balances owed.

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  • How Does the Bonus Tax Method Work in Payroll?

    How Does the Bonus Tax Method Work in Payroll?

    Paying out bonuses are a great way to reward your employees for all their hard work and dedication to your company. In this post, we discuss how the bonus tax method works in payroll.

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  • How to Calculate Statutory Holiday Pay For a Substituted Day

    How to Calculate Statutory Holiday Pay For a Substituted Day

    An outline for Canadian businesses on how to calculate statutory holiday pay in situations where a different day is substituted for the official holiday.

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  • What You Need to Know About Your Payroll Remittance Schedule

    What You Need to Know About Your Payroll Remittance Schedule

    Employers in Canada are required to remit EI, CPP and income tax deductions with each payroll. Learn about the rules and when your payments are due.

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  • Remitting Payroll Deductions – Penalties for Missing a Payment

    Remitting Payroll Deductions – Penalties for Missing a Payment

    Significant penalties are actively and regularly imposed if your business fails to remit CRA source deductions. Are you remitting payroll deductions for your business accurately and on schedule?

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  • How Commission Works and How to Choose the Right Payroll Structure

    How Commission Works and How to Choose the Right Payroll Structure

    Learn how commission pay works and get a detailed overview of 7 different ways you can include commissions within your payroll structure.

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  • 5 of the Most Asked Canadian Payroll Questions Answered

    5 of the Most Asked Canadian Payroll Questions Answered

    Payroll Specialist Darlene Huntley answers 5 of the most commonly asked Canadian payroll questions she has encountered over her many years in the industry.

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  • What You Need to Know About Tips and Gratuities

    What You Need to Know About Tips and Gratuities

    An overview of best practices for tips and gratuities and how they affect income and payroll for Canadian employers and employees in service industries.

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  • Employee Terminations and Subsequent Payments

    Employee Terminations and Subsequent Payments

    Payroll expert Alan McEwen discusses employee terminations and how to handle subsequent payments and the impact of these payments on employment insurance.

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  • What Do You Need to Include in an Employee's Final Payroll?

    What Do You Need to Include in an Employee's Final Payroll?

    When an employee leaves your company, you are required to administer a final payroll. It is the employer’s responsibility to ensure employees receive their final pay and any outstanding amounts owed.

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  • Double Overtime - Absolutely Everything You Need to Know

    Double Overtime - Absolutely Everything You Need to Know

    Double Overtime is relevant to your business if you’re a California, US based company, a British Columbia, Canada based company or you have employees who work in either of those locations.

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  • What You Need to Know About HAPSET in Manitoba

    What You Need to Know About HAPSET in Manitoba

    What is the Manitoba HAPSET? Get all the details on how it affects employers, including who has to pay and when.

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  • What You Need to Know About the BC Medical Services Plan

    What You Need to Know About the BC Medical Services Plan

    British Columbia has a mandatory medical service plan for eligible residents and their dependents. Here's what you should know and how employer's can handle the administration of an employees’ BC MSP.

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  • The Complete History of the Social Insurance Number

    The Complete History of the Social Insurance Number

    When was the first Social Insurance Number (SIN) created? What is it used for now and what are the employer and employee responsibilities?

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  • Infographic: A Payroll Face-off With the Top Paid NHL Players

    Infographic: A Payroll Face-off With the Top Paid NHL Players

    In this infographic you'll get a look inside an NHL player’s paycheck, Sidney Crosby’s tax deductions and learn how the NHL salary cap works.

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