Looking for paper Record of Employment (ROE) forms?  Service Canada has (again) updated the ordering process.  It looks like there is now one telephone number for all of Canada.  As of the date of this posting, that phone number is 1-800-367-5693.


Remember, you can now prepare ROE forms online.  Yes, there is a bit of work involved in getting this set up, but once you’re in the system, it works great!  Read more about that service here:


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Got a letter from the taxman?

November 2nd, 2011

Canada Revenue Agency has, in both 2010 and 2011, sent out mass mailings advising taxpayers that their tax return may be selected for further review. This is part of their Letters Campaign.

You can read more about it here. http://www.cra-arc.gc.ca/tx/bsnss/tpcs/lf-vnts/dt/lttrs/menu-eng.html

They sent out 37,000 letters in 2010 and another 29,000 in 2011. If you receive one of these letters, you don’t want to panic. You received one only because you happened to be in what they call a high-risk area.

The CRA has indicated that they may continue this campaign in future years. Contact us if you wish to discuss this further.

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Ottawa, Ontario, November 1, 2011… The Canada Revenue Agency announced today that the maximum pensionable earnings under the Canada Pension Plan (CPP) for 2012 will be $50,100—up from $48,300 in 2011. The new ceiling was calculated according to a CPP legislated formula that takes into account the growth in average weekly wages and salaries in Canada.

Contributors who earn more than $50,100 in 2012 are not required or permitted to make additional contributions to the CPP.

The basic exemption amount for 2012 remains $3,500. Individuals who earn less than that amount do not need to contribute to the CPP.

The employee and employer contribution rates for 2012 will remain unchanged at 4.95%, and the self-employed contribution rate will remain unchanged at 9.9%.

The maximum employer and employee contribution to the plan for 2012 will be $2,306.70, and the maximum self-employed contribution will be $4,613.40. The maximums in 2011 were $2,217.60 and $4,435.20.


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