Frequent Business Traveller Issues

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A four-part Tax Tracks podcast series

With the Canadian government proactively trying to attract business investment into Canada, foreign companies who have business in Canada often send employees here. These foreign employers are subject to Canadian payroll withholding and reporting requirements. However, in the past, many organizations did not comply with these rules and the Canada Revenue Agency did not strongly enforce these rules.

The landscape has changed. The CRA has increased its audit activities in this area — and has begun enforcing the rules for even short-term business travellers into Canada. This podcast series is designed to help companies doing business or looking to do business in Canada understand Canadian payroll compliance requirements given the increased scrutiny by the CRA.

There will be an episode release every Tuesday in this four-part podcast series. Please check back for new episode.



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Release Date: November 13, 2012
Guest: Chris Chan
Running time: 10:29 minutes

In the first episode of our “Frequent Business Traveller Issues” series, Chris Chan gives an overview of the tax obligations of the employer and employee with regards to non-permanent residents providing services in Canada.
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Release Date: November 20, 2012
Guest: Shabnam Malik

In the second episode of our “Frequent Business Traveller Issues” series, Shabnam Malik provides a deeper explanation of compliance issues, for both the employer and employee, surrounding frequent business travellers.
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Release Date: November 27, 2012
Guest: Brandi Scales

The third episode of the “Frequent Business Traveller” series: Brandi Scales explores the risks companies and individuals face through cross-border travel.
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Release Date: December 4, 2012
Guest: Jennifer Sinstead

In the final episode of our “Frequent Business Traveller” series, Jennifer Sinstead focuses on the Canadian Revenue Agency’s Voluntary Disclosure Program.