Unlike most Canadians who are not operating a business, many professionals have more options to them when it comes to retirement savings. The average Canadians employed by companies in the private sector will typically use the Registered Retirement Savings Plan or the Tax–Free Savings Account. The lucky few work for organizations that sponsor a registered pension plan, but their numbers seem to be declining every year as a percentage of the workforce not working in para–public employment.
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On March 22, 2016, the new Liberal Government's first federal budget, "Growing the Middle Class," was tabled in the House of Commons. Budget 2016 focuses on growing the economy, creating jobs, and strengthening the middle class. Of interest to employers and payroll professionals...
It should go without saying that the system for charity regulation in Canada is extremely complex. Part of the reason for this situation is that the system is essentially part of a larger one dedicated to the imposition of an income tax. Typically this is seen in the registration of a charity with the Canada Revenue Agency so that the organization can issue charitable donation tax receipts. This relationship exists in other states as well so that certain policy ideas that arise outside our borders may be useful as policy ideas here. From time to time we raise these ideas to help contribute the policy discussion in Ottawa and so a new development in the US has gotten our attention. (Not to mention that when we do raise these ideas in articles we often get thank you acknowledgements from our readers for paying attention to such foreign developments).
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