It’s tax (slip) season

The deadline for filing your 2015 T4 tax slips is Monday, February 29th, 2016. You must provide your employees with a paper or electronic copy of their T4 by this date. So it’s crunch time for preparing T4 tax slips in Canada. You also need to provide copies of the T4 slips to the Canadian Revenue…

Tips on starting your 2016 payroll

Start the new year right Here are some handy tips and answers to questions to help you kick off your 2016 payroll year right. Do I need to close my payroll year before performing 2016 pay runs? Yes, before you can process any pay runs in 2016, you must close your 2015 payroll year. This…

Preparing for year end – a handy checklist

Before you take time off for the holidays, take a few moments to ensure your company payroll is complete for the year. We’ve compiled a handy checklist you can use to make the process much easier. Download PDF checklist: PaymentEvolution Year End Checklist – 2015 Payroll year end checklist Check that CPP, QPP, EI, QPIP,…

Holiday bonuses and gifts

Gift giving season is here – where employers are looking for ways to make their employees happy and employees are waiting anxiously to see how the year closes for them. Every business is looking for a way to reduce their taxes and show their employees a little appreciation for their loyalty and hard work. Giving…

The New Workplace

Thank you Google! While you weren’t the first, you’ve certainly popularized fun work environments. The word has spread, and at many companies the 9-to-5 cubicle is a thing of the past. Most employees will tell you it is for the better – but how do you offer a great environment at your office without breaking…

Interview: Future of Work

I recently joined Dominic Mazzone on his podcast Start Attack (hosted on 360STRM) to talk about entrepreneurship and some trends we’re seeing in the Canadian workforce. The traditional 9-5 job is under attack with many job-seekers looking for flexible work hours and freelance positions. We’re seeing individuals value short-term associations with their employers and gravitate to…

Providing benefits to your staff just got easier

Recently we polled over 10,000 Canadian small businesses and asked them if they provided health and dental benefits to their staff. Giving employees access to these services certainly seems like an obvious way to attract and retain great people. In fact, the majority of employees would prefer working for a company that did give them…