Reminder: CRA ending automatic mail-out of PD7As • Reminder: B.C. returning to PST April 1 • Reminder: N.S. minimum wage increases April 1 • Reminder: P.E.I implements HST • Reminder: Yukon minimum wage increases April 1
Reminder: CRA ending automatic mail-out of PD7As
Beginning in April, employers who have been paying remittances to the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) electronically for at least six months will no longer automatically receive paper copies of the remittance form PD7A, Statement of Account for Current Source Deductions.
Employers can use a feature called “account balance and transactions” on its website to see information that the agency previously provided on the forms.
To view it, employers with an online CRA account must first sign in. Employers who want to send in remittances electronically must first register with the CRA.
The CRA will continue to send the paper version to employers who request it by calling (800) 959-5525.
Reminder: B.C. returning to PST April 1
On April 1, British Columbia will eliminate its 12 per cent harmonized sales tax (HST) and revert to the previous tax system of a separate seven per cent provincial sales tax and five per cent goods and services tax that existed prior to the implementation of the HST on July 1, 2010.
Reminder: N.S. minimum wage increases April 1
Effective April 1, the minimum wage rate for experienced workers in Nova Scotia increases from $10.15 per hour to $10.30. The rate for inexperienced workers (those employed less than three months) rises from $9.65 per hour to $9.80.
PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND
Reminder: P.E.I implements HST
Effective April 1, Prince Edward Island will replace its provincial sales tax (PST) and goods and services tax (GST) with a harmonized sales tax (HST).
The HST is charged at a rate of 14 per cent. The tax is made up of nine per cent PST and five per cent GST. It applies to the same goods and services to which the GST applied.
Reminder: Yukon minimum wage increases April 1
Effective April 1, the minimum wage rate in Yukon Territory will increase from the current rate of $10.30 per hour to $10.54. The minimum wage rate is indexed to the consumer price index and is adjusted every year on April 1.