Income Tax - Employee Benefits (OC)
Attracting and retaining skilled employees is a critical success factor for most businesses, and most employers provide formal and informal benefits as part of their compensation plans. The morale boost of employee benefits can quickly deteriorate when employees receive an unexpected tax bill from Canada Revenue Agency (CRA)
In today’s knowledge-based economy, human capital and human resources represent increasingly valuable assets to all sizes and forms of business. The process of attracting and retaining skilled employees constitutes a critical success factor for most businesses, motivating employers to provide formal and informal benefits as part of their compensation package. The morale boost of employee benefits can quickly deteriorate when employees receive an unexpected tax bill from Canada Revenue Agency (CRA).
This half-day seminar provides a review of the income tax implications for benefits, including cases of owner-managers and arm’s length employees. You will enhance your understanding of income tax issues that arise from various types of benefits by assessing the tax-effectiveness of various benefit plans and employment benefit choices as well as ensuring compliance with the tax rules. You will also increase your ability to advise on tax-effective employee remuneration strategies using benefit plans.
WHO WILL BENEFIT:
This seminar will benefit employers and advisors who want to understand the taxation of employee benefits, including both the general principals of taxation in this area and specific benefits that have unusual income tax complexities.
By the end of this seminar, participants will have learned how to:
- apply tax knowledge to assess the tax implications of various employee benefits,
- advise employers on the tax issues which must be considered in selecting and delivering employee benefits,
- incorporate the tax implications into their evaluation of employment benefit alternatives, and
- evaluate the income tax implications of existing and proposed employment benefits.
- Income tax treatment of benefits
- Employee allowances and automobile benefits
- Goods and Services Tax and Harmonized Sales Tax (GST/HST)
- Planning opportunities for key employees
- Stock Options
- Other employee benefits
Prior to enrolling in this seminar, participants should possess a basic understanding of personal and corporate taxation.
COURSE LEADER: FRANK LAVITT, LL.B, B.Comm (Hons)