Employment Benefits: What You Need to Know for the 2021 T4 Season – Recorded Webinar Available January 28, 2021

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Virtually every employer regularly encounters the issue of employment benefits. An employee who receives something personal in nature, may be a recipient of an employment benefit.

Determining which benefits are taxable and which are not can be a challenging exercise. The current COVID environment has also brought added complexities as many employers have staff working from home quite regularly. What new considerations may arise from this?

In this webinar, Stan Shadrin of CPA Solutions LLP Adam Serota of BRS Tax Lawyers LLP will provide an insightful overview of the income tax implications of benefits and allowances employers provided to their employees. Attendees will learn when employment benefits are taxable, how to determine the value of these benefits, what is new or changed as a result of COVID, and when sales taxes and payroll deductions are applicable to these benefits. Understanding the tax consequences of employment benefits can also assist in deciding the types of benefits to offer in employee compensation planning.

More specifically, topics covered will include:

  • Employment benefits basics:
    • general overview of the treatment of most common employment benefits,
    • relevant legislation,
    • CRA interpretations, and
    • court cases
  • Most recent cases of interest and CRA views
  • Employment benefits and COVID-19: working from home, personal protective equipment, changes to T4 forms, etc.

Target Audience

This webinar will be of most interest to tax practitioners & accountants, practicing independently or in small to medium sized firms, as well as anyone handling payroll reporting. 

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This webinar is being presented by Stan Shadrin of CPA Solutions LLP Adam Serota of BRS Tax Lawyers LLP.

Stan Shadrin, CPA, CA

Stan is a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA, CA). He has completed three levels of the In-Depth Tax Course and has over 10 years of experience working for national accounting firm and local accounting firms.

Over his career Stan has advised variety of clients ranging from owner managed businesses to public companies. Stan’s areas of specialty include tax structuring, Canadian tax compliance and other tax matters, dealing with issues related to Canadian inbound taxation and Canadian outbound taxation.

Stan has also presented on variety of tax topics at CPA Ontario events and other professional development courses.

Adam Serota, LL.M (Tax)

Adam is a partner at BRS Tax Lawyers LLP. Adam completed his Bachelor of Commerce Degree at the Sprott School of Business and his Juris Doctor and his LL.M (Tax) at Osgoode Hall Law School. Adam has extensive experience in corporate law and tax law. Adam’s practice focuses on tax dispute resolution including but not limited to audits, appeals, voluntary disclosures, advance income tax rulings and litigation before the Tax Court of Canada.

More Information
Contributors Wolters Kluwer Tax Law Editors
Subject Area Personal Tax
Library Tax
Format Recorded Webinar