Taxable benefits – Employee computer equipment
This CRA External Interpretation document deals with whether a taxable benefit arises where employers reimburse employees for the cost of computer equipment chosen and purchased by the employees that is used in the performance of their employment duties? (In PDF)
On March 21, 2013, the Federal government of Canada tabled their 2013 Budget, which focuses on job training and infrastructure. With this small and prudent budget, the government is indicating its intention to balance the books without delving deeper into government coffers. The current goal is to erase the deficit and post a $800 million surplus by 2015. Of interest to employers…
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