October 25, 2020
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Oct 8, 2020 – October TO DO List
- September payroll liabilities due October 15.
- Continue working on the 2021 budget.
- If the 2021 offering envelopes have not arrived yet, check to make sure they have been ordered and determine their arrival date.
Sep 1, 2020 – September TO DO List
- August payroll liabilities due September 15.
- Pay all bills from summer events.
- Plan timetable for working on the first draft of the 2021 budget for those with a December 31 year end.
- Ensure 2021 offering envelopes have been ordered. If you are looking for a great supplier for offering envelopes, see the recommendation for the NCS Church Envelope Company on our Membership (Preferred Services) page.
Aug 1, 2020 – August TO DO List
July payroll liabilities due August 15. Since this date falls on a Saturday, the due date shifts to the next business day which is Monday August 17.
May 9, 2020 – Extension of the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (CEWS)
Originally the program was supposed to end on June 06 but yesterday Prime Minister Trudeau announced that it will be extended to past June into at least July. At this time there are three qualifying periods as they have not announced the dates for the extended periods. Organizations applying now will be able to apply for the first two periods.
March 15 - April 11
April 12 - May 09
May 10 - June 06.
The six steps for the application process can be accessed by clicking on the second link listed at the top of the Canada Revenue Agency website.
May 9, 2020 – 10% Temporary Wage Subsidy For Employers
This is a reminder that the 10% Temporary Wage Subsidy For Employers is separate from the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (CEWS).  The subsidy is equal to 10% of the remuneration you pay from March 18 to June 19, up to $1,375 for each eligible employee to a maximum of $25,000 total per employer.  Churches and charities also qualify as eligible employers for this subsidy.
You do not need to officially apply for the subsidy because you simply reduce the tax portion of your monthly payroll deductions submitted to CRA by the amount you qualify for.  You must still remit the full amounts deducted for CPP and EI plus your share.  You also have the choice of not claiming the subsidy now but claiming it at the end of the year.
Information and instructions are available at Temporary Wage Subsidy For Employers. 
This link is also available within the top highlighted area of the Payroll Section of the Canada Revenue Agency website.
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