Hode Podge

KD Wray Professional Corporation's Quarterly Newsletter


December 2020

December updates are here! Home office expenses, Year-end tax planning tips, 2020 T4 reporting information, and more!

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of Your November 

and December Updates

November 2020

All of your November & December updates are here!

Keep Reading for All

of Your February Updates


It's Valentine's day month, we got new news for you, so click on this link to see!


Keep Reading for All of Your December Updates

Donations.  Going South for the Winter? You may want to read this.  Tax Loss Planning.  Asset Purchases.  Retirement Savings Plans.  

JUNE 2019

Keep Reading for All of Our Summer Updates

Indexation of 2019-2020 Canada Child Benefit. Planning your retirement? Here are 3 reasons to take your CPP at 70. City of Burlington affected by phishing scam. Reminder to Canadian Corporations: Register of individuals with significant control deadline is June 13. Beer Margaritas.

MARCH 2019

Read more for recent updates and everything you need to know about the Federal Budget.

Tax Season is officially here!


Happy New Year from the Staff at KD Wray!

Considering the Canadian summer jobs program? Ontario Corporations: Reminder that the deadline to have your real property register is December 10, 2018. Attention Businesses: The most recent version of Employment Standards in Ontario is now available.


Seasons Greetings from The Staff at KD Wray!

There have been many changes implemented by the Canadian & Ontario Governments this year. Here's a recap of some of the items for 2018.


September is Back to School Month!

Beware of the scammers representing CRA. Canada Revenue Agency reviews. Everything you need to know on surviving a tax audit. Preparing for international expansion. Pumpkin spice martini!

JUNE 2018

To Create Fairness and Opportunity: The Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act, 2017

Changes to Ontario's Labour Laws

MARCH 2018

Not what some of us expected

Federal Budget



The New World, Changes to the Small Business limit, Changes to the Voluntary Disclosure Program, Santa Claus Parade, Shortbread Cookies Recipe, Food Bank Donation, Year End Reminders, Happy Holidays


New Canadian Tax Proposals

JULY 2017

Tax Changes

JUNE 2017

2017 Federal and Provincial Budget, Donation Receipt Upgrades, Minimum Wage Rate Changes, ‘The Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act, 2017’


Income Tax Update, The Global Wealth Pyramid, Specified Corporate Income, Changes to the Ontario Business Corporations Act (“OBCA”)


Changes to Review Engagements, New tax credit for educators, Life Expectancy test, Minimum Wage Rate changes, Building and Maintaining a Proper Health and Safety Board, Hairy debate over beard tax, January 1, 2017 Deadline for A.O.D.A Compliance

JUNE 2016

Changes to the Canada Child Benefit, Employee vs. Self-Employed – What is the difference?, Changes to the Small Business Rules, Changes to the Integrated Accessibility Standards Regulation


Personal Tax Changes for 2016, Crime Doesn’t Pay, New Tax Rates for 2016, Tax Man Making Tax Planning More Tricky, Reasons to Drink More Water


The Universal Care Benefit

How Does It Affect Your Tax Return?, Help For Seniors, New – Working At Heights Rules, Canada Revenue Agency – HST Desk Audit, Year-End Reminders, Happy Holidays!


Protect Yourself From Fraud

Be Aware of Scams, Reminder – Minimum Wage Increase, Employment Standards in Ontario, Ontario Retirement Pension Plan (ORPP), Changes Affecting Your GST/HST Return


Estate Administration Tax, Universal Child Care Benefit (UCCB), Record of Employment – When to File?


What’s New For Families With Children?, The Principal Residence Exemption – Form T2091, Mandatory Ontario Registered Pension Plan


Ontario Budget 2014, Payroll Survey Shows Weakening Financial Picture for Employed Canadians, Canadian Thanksgiving, Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB), Dealing with Identity Theft

MAY 2014

Canada Not-For-Profit Corporations Act, Occupational Health and Safety Awareness and Training Regulations, Registered Education Savings Plan, Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL), Ontario Minimum Wage Increase


Employer Beware, Personal Income Tax Payments, Federal Budget 2014

Employment Standards Act


Good News for Employers and Their Employees!, New Foreign Property Reporting Requirements, A Change to Accounting Certification, Is Your Business in Compliance? (Bill 168 – Helath and Safety Requirements), Mitigating Exposure to Large Severance Awards

JUNE 2013

Federal Budget 2013,  2013 Ontario Budget, Interest Rates for 3rd Quater 2013, CPP Changes 2012


Probate Fees, Ontario Healthy Homes Renovation Tax Credit, Penny for your Thoughts, New TFSA limits

JULY 2012

Ontario and Federal Budget 2012, Accessibility Standard for Customer Service – Updated, WSIB and the Construction Industry Changes Coming January 1, 2013, Eliminating the Canadian Penny


Employment Standards Act, What’s New at Canada Revenue Agency,2011 Year of the Entrepreneur, U.S. Citizens and Green Card Holders Living Outside America, The Canada Not for Profit Act is Now in Force, CPP Contribution Rules


Electronic Privacy Compliance,Summer Jobs Service,Children’s Art Tax Credit,Accessibility Standards for Customer Service-Are You Ready?

JUNE 2011

Changes to CPP, Accessibility Standards, Substantial Presence Test, Can’t Pay my Taxes- What do I do?


Personal Disability Tax Credit, Official Donation Receipts, Green Loans Available, Financial Literacy


Gifts and Awards

Rules set out by Canada Revenue Agency, What’s New? What’s Not? Year-end reminders for Personal Tax 2010, The Christmas Party Discussion


Are You A Citizen of United States?, Tax Free Savings Accounts Over Contributions, Public Service Rebate of HST for Not For Profit Corporations, Workplace Violence and Harassment Prevention, Tax Blast From The Past

JUNE 2010

Source Deductions and GST/HST Held in Trust, Retail Sales Tax Compensation Changes, What’s New at KD Wray?, Vehicle Expenses – Are You Making the Correct Claim?, Reminder – June 15 Deadline (Health and Safety Policies)


Federal Tax Now Payable Online, BILL 168 Occupational Health & Safety Amendment Act 2009 (Violence & Harassment in the Workplace), HST Update, Personal Tax Tips and Reminders


Changes to Canadian Accounting Standards, Employment Insurance (EI) for the Self-Employed, Home Renovation Tax Credit Deadline, More Specifics on HST, What’s New for Not for Profit Organizations?


Introduction to Harmonized Sales Tax, Home Renovation Tax Credit, Mandatory Workers’ Compensation Protection

MAY 2009

Government of Ontario Budget 2009, Charities and Giving

What’s New, Tax Refunds, “O Canada” – A Brief History, WSIB Reminders, Proposed Changes for Canada Pension Plan


September 2021

It's Fall and the leaves are turning orange! Check out the latest updates for the month of September. Don't miss out on the list of 65 Unbelievably Easy Fall  Dinner Recipes from in this month's Hodge Podge.

May 2021

Updates for the month of May and heading into the summer months. Find news, summer facts, and recipes in this month's Hodge Podge.