Taking care of employees has been top of mind for many employers during Covid. Buisnesses have been left searching for ways to support their employees in maintaining their mental health and overall wellness during this unprecedented time. Do you find yourself asking how it is that you can support your staff during this period in […]
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Has the Pandemic Created a Perfect Storm for an EAP?
We’ve seen EAP (Employee Assistance Program) usage jump more than 200% throughout the pandemic. In most years we expect the usage statistics for most plans to be about 8% of the workforce. During 2020, usage spiked for most plans to well over 20% and in many cases over 30%. While EAPs weren’t necessarily designed with […]
Investing in Challenging Times
The Covid-19 pandemic has created a storm that has rocked the financial landscape causing investor concern throughout the world. At CAPCORP, our team provides support to our wealth clients to overcome their concerns by using the following strategies: Re-balance investment portfolios. Hold alternative investments in a portfolio to improve diversification. Increase portfolio weighting outside of […]
Home office expenses for employees eligible to claim on 2020 tax return.
Employees who worked from home more than 50% of the time over a period of a least four consecutive weeks in 2020 due to the pandemic will be eligible to claim the home office expenses deduction for 2020. There are two options for employees when claiming these expenses on their 2020 tax return. The temporary […]
RRSP Season is Here!
A Registered Retirement Savings plan is an important part of smart financial planning. Not only do RRSP contributions help you plan for your future, they also reduce how much you have to pay in income tax. Your annual RRSP contribution limit is 18% of the prior year’s earned income to a maximum of: 2020 = […]
Tax Free Savings Accounts
What’s a TFSA? A TFSA is a Tax-Free Savings Account to which you can contribute at age 18 or older. Here’s how you can benefit from a TFSA: You don’t pay tax on any money earned in a TFSA or on money you withdraw. There’s no contribution deadline, which means you can contribute to a TFSA […]
New relief grant for small businesses.
Written By: Anjali Dilawri, CPA, CA LoganKatz Chartered Professional Accountants The federal government is investing $12 million into the Canada United Small Business Relief Fund (CUSBRF), to support small businesses through the coronavirus pandemic. The CUSBRF provides eligible small businesses with relief grants of up to $5,000, to be used for pandemic recovery efforts. The […]
What is an Infectious Disease Emergency Leave?
Covid19 continues to pose questions for employers and HR leaders on how to manage employee leaves and absences related to the disease. In response to this new normal, Ontario made changes to the Employment Standards Act(ESA) to better address the impact on a business and its employees due to Covid19. The government introduced amendments to […]
Investment Market Update
We hope you and your family are well and have enjoyed the summer. Fall is now here, and the “new normal” continues as students head back to school, whether virtually or in person. Many of us continue to work from home. Globally, the number of COVID-19 cases surpassed 25 million in August as reported by […]