Free CRA Webinars in March

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As the 2021 tax season is in full swing, join the Canada Revenue Agency’s Outreach Team for a series of free webinars Tuesdays in March from 1pm to 2 pm. Outreach officers from the Canada Revenue Agency will share information on the following topics: March 9: Benefits and Credits: The GST credit, Canada Child Benefit, Child Disability Benefit, Canada Workers …

Working Parents Benefit (Apply by March 31)

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The Alberta government is providing the Working Parents Benefit, a one-time payment of $561 per child. The application for the Working Parents Benefit opens by region from March 1 to 5. Some Southern Alberta cities and towns will open for application starting March 1. Eligible families residing in Calgary, Edmonton and Airdrie can apply: Airdrie: March 3 Edmonton metro area: …

Transportation Support for Vaccine Appointments

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Seniors 75+ can now book covid-19 vaccines. The government of Alberta has recently identified 211 as a resource to support transportation to vaccine appointments for isolated seniors and those with mobility challenges. For isolated seniors and those with mobility challenges, if you do not have the means to get to a vaccination centre, you can contact 211 for help in …

How COVID-19 Benefits Impact Your 2020 Taxes

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Received COVID-19 benefits in 2020? They are considered to be taxable incomes: Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) Canada Emergency Student Benefit (CESB) Canada Recovery Benefit (CRB) Canada Recovery Sickness Benefit (CRSB) Canada Recovery Caregiving Benefit (CRCB)  Learn where to get tax slips for the 2021 tax season. If you received the CERB or CESB, no tax was withheld when payments …

Tax Slips for 2020 Taxes

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Where do you get your tax slips? Tax slips are prepared by your employer, your pension providers or financial institutions. If you’ve lost a slip or haven’t received one, ask your employer/payer for it. 🎥 Watch this short video to learn the basics of filing personal income tax return in Canada! For COVID-19 benefits recipients, you will receive a T4A …

Canada Extends Several COVID-19 Recovery Benefits

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The Canadian government has recently proposed the extension of several recovery benefits to help Canadians get through the pandemic. Benefits Extended by Can claim up to Canada Recovery Benefit (CRB) 12 weeks 38 weeks Canada Recovery Caregiving Benefit (CRCB) 12 weeks 38 weeks Canada Recovery Sickness Benefit (CRSC) 2 weeks 4 weeks The regular Employment Insurance benefits (EI) 24 weeks …

Detailed Eligibility Info for Critical Worker Benefit

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The Critical Worker Benefit is a one-time $1,200 cash payment recognizing Albertans working to provide critical services during the pandemic in the following sectors: public health-care social services education private sector Detailed eligibility and application information for the Critical Worker Benefit is now available online. Workers listed in the following private sectors are eligible to receive the Critical Worker Benefit: …

Cut to the Chase

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In today’s “English Idioms for Newcomers“, let’s take a look at this expression: Cut to the Chase. What does “cut to the chase” mean? to get to the point without wasting time on unimportant details to discuss or address important parts of a subject How to use it? “Cut to the chase” is an informal expression popular in North America. …

Critical Worker Benefit

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The Critical Worker Benefit is a one-time $1,200 cash payment recognizing Albertans working to provide critical services during the pandemic: This is a joint federal-provincial program of $465 million that will go to approximately 380,000 Alberta public and private sector workers. Public sector employees do not need to apply. Employers will automatically receive the payment and distribute it to their …