Changes to the GAINS Benefit Rate Tables

Benefit period: April 1, 2019 to June 30, 2019 The GAINS rate tables have been updated to provide a ready reference of OAS/GIS/GAINS payments at specified levels of private income, depending on a senior’s status e.g., single or couple. Guaranteed Income Supplement Single pensioners: $1,582.77 monthly ($18,993.24 annually) Qualified couples, per person: $1,225.22 monthly ($14,702.64 annually) Read all about GAINS […]

Cost Plus

Cost Plus coverage provides designated plan members and their dependents with additional benefits for expense items that aren’t covered and for items that exceed current coverage amounts identified in the benefits program. Under a Cost Plus program, a Cost Plus claim is an expense that is an eligible drug, dental or extended health claim under the Canadian[…..]

Registered Pension / Savings Plan

Individual contributions to Registered Retirement Savings Plans (RRSP) and Registered Pension Plans (RPP) are tax deductible and not taxed until the funds are withdrawn. For RRSP and RPP plans, there is a maximum amount for what you can deposit in a given year. Tax-Free Savings Accounts (TFSA) are a government-regulated tax-free savings plan. Similar to the RRSP[…..]

Group benefit taxation

Each benefit, depending on what your employer provides, plus the percentage you pay versus the percentage your employer pays – makes it a taxable or a non-taxable benefit. Taxable Income Premium is a tax deductible expense (Employer) Employer contributions?1 Benefit payments to employee Group Life yes Taxable Benefit Non-Taxable Dependent Life yes Taxable Benefit Non-Taxable Wage-Loss Replacement[…..]

Workers’ Compensation Maximum assemble earnings subject to premiums

Workers compensation (WCIB) is a percentage of earnings that you are required to pay out of your paycheck if you ever need to draw on it. Maximum assessable earnings subject to premiums. Taxable Income 2018 2019 British Columbia $82,700 $84,800 Alberta $98,700 $98,700 Saskatchewan $82,627 $88,314 Manitoba $127,000 $127,000 Ontario $90,300 $92,600 Quebec $74,000 $76,500 New Brunswick[…..]