Three popular articles this week on HRinfodesk deal with a new Ontario Act that addresses sexual harassment; an employer's implementation of a dress code; and an FAQ in relation to general pay increases for employees who are on maternity leave.
In light of the Canada Revenue Agency’s (CRA) annual report revealing that there has been a significant increase in the number of Canadians coming forward to correct their tax affairs under the Voluntary Disclosures Program (VDP), we wanted to give some insight into what the VDP is about.
Essentially, the VDP gives a taxpayer a “second chance” and the opportunity to come forward and disclose a tax mistake or omission about income or other reporting on their tax return. The following are a few questions that we thought most readers would want answered regarding the VDP. To help us answer the following questions, we went to tax specialist Michael Friedman. Mr. Friedman is a tax partner at McMillan LLP and head of the firm’s Tax Group.
Q. If I am a taxpayer who is currently thinking of using the VDP, do I require a tax lawyer or any other tax… Continue reading “The Voluntary Disclosures Program: A “second chance” to come forward and correct tax affairs”
Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Prince Edward Island, and Saskatchewan have recognized Family Day as a public (statutory) holiday and allow employees to get the day off with pay (if eligible). All of the above mentioned provinces (excluding British Columbia) celebrate Family Day on the third Monday in February each year. In 2016, Monday, February 15 has been deemed Family Day.