Canadian payroll compliance

A three-part Tax Tracks podcast series

Payroll compliance for multi-national organizations with Canadian operations is complex and requires an understanding of the numerous tax requirements and program options that impact payroll processes in Canada. A keen attention to detail when working within the system will allow organizations to optimize their reporting and remittance activities, in light of the ever-increasing audit activity by the CRA in this regard.

This podcast series is designed to provide Canadian payroll departments and others involved in the management of an organization’s global mobility program with insights into elements that affect payroll compliance. Specifically, the individual podcasts address the issue of compliance in relation to taxable benefits, employer health tax and workers’ compensation premiums, and non-resident employers.



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Release date: January 23, 2017
Guest: Nicole Nazareth
Running time: 06:27 minutes

In the first episode of our “Canadian payroll compliance” podcast series, Nicole Nazareth outlines the concept of taxable benefits and discusses issues that companies need to be aware of when performing their reconciliation and reporting of taxable benefits, especially in light of recent CRA audit activity.
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Release date: January 23, 2017
Guest: Danny An Khoi Vu
Running time: 07:22 minutes

In this second episode of our “Canadian payroll compliance” podcast series, Danny An Khoi Vu looks at Employer Health Tax (EHT) and Workers’ Compensation issues within the context of understanding total remuneration and other factors that influence the calculation of levies and premiums for these items.
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Release date: January 23, 2017
Guest: Chris Chan
Running time: 08:11 minutes

In this final episode of our “Canadian payroll compliance” podcast series, Chris Chan discusses the options non-resident employers have for complying with Canadian payroll regulations. This includes the Non-Resident Employer Certification program, introduced in 2016. Chris provides insight on recent CRA audit activity surrounding this program, as well as information about adjustments made to the program in January 2017.