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Canada’s Wage and Rent Subsidy Programs - 5 CEWS/CERS common error and audit tips

  • Accountant
  • CPA (CA)
  • CFE
  • CIA
  • CMA
  • CFA
  • IAP
  • QIAL
  • CIPM
  • Course Description
  • Course Qualification
  • Presenter
  • FAQ

Course Description

Course Description

This CPD course is for Canadian CPAs only!

As a business, charity, or non-profit in Canada that has been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, you may be eligible for one or more subsidies to cover part of your wage and rent expenses.

Did you take advantage of the Canadian COVID Relief Programs?

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Canadian Government introduced the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (CEWS). It subsidizes a portion of an employee’s wages to eligible employers. The purpose of the CEWS is to allow employers to maintain their employees on the payroll during the pandemic, prevent job loss, and create new employment opportunities.

CERS is a new program to support Canadian businesses affected by the COVID-19 pandemic and replaces the now-expired Canadian Emergency Commercial Rent Assistance (CECRA) program. CERS will provide rent support directly to tenants.

Canada Revenue Agency is starting to audit these claims. With the help of this CPD webinar, learn about the main areas where claimants made errors and tips to navigate the audits effectively.

Learning Objectives

  • To inspect CRA’s approach to verifying COVID Relief Program claims.
  • To analyze data and documentation that will be examined.
  • To review the main errors and mistakes that CRA will focus on.
  • To discuss the tips for navigating the audits with CRA.

Recommended For

  • This CPD Webinar is recommended for Canadian CPAs and other professionals who want to understand Canada’s wage and rent subsidy programs.

Who Should Attend?

  • Auditors
  • Certified Fraud Examiner
  • Certified Management Accountant (CMA)
  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
  • Chartered Financial Analyst
  • CPA (Industry)
  • CPA - Mid Size Firm
  • CPA - Small Firm
  • Fraud Examiner
  • Young CPA

Course Qualification

Webinar Qualifies For

  • 1 CPD Credit of Business Law for Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA Canada)
  • 1 General Credit for Accountant/Bookeeper
  • 1 CPE Credit of Business Law for Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE)
  • 1 CPE Credit for Certified Internal Auditors (CIA)
  • 1 CPE Credit for Certified Management Accountants (CMA)
  • 1 PL Credit for Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA)
  • 1 CPE Credit for Internal Audit Practitioner (IAP)
  • 1 CPE Credit for Qualification in Internal Audit Leadership (QIAL)
  • 1 PL Credit for Certificate In Investment Performance Measurement (CIPM)

Additional details

  • Course Level :
    Basic
  • Credits :
    1
  • Instructional Method :
    Group Internet Based
  • Pre-requisites :
    None
  • Advance Preparation :
    None

Presenter

About Presenter

Boutaina Laraqui

Sr.Consultant, BDO Canada LLP

Boutaina is a senior consultant with BDO Canada’s Indirect Tax Controversy team helping clients navigate complex and challenging assessments and audits with the tax authorities. Boutaina has specialized in tax litigation for more than 7 years and is committed to defending the rights of the taxpayers.

Boutaina was sworn in as a lawyer in September 2021 and is currently completing her Master’s degree in Tax at Sherbrooke University.

About Company

BDO Canada LLP

www.bdo.ca

What grew to be a leading provider of professional services to clients across Canada and beyond started as a single entrepreneur with a dream. BDO knows the challenges small businesses face, the growing pains of the mid-market, and what it means to become an enterprise, because that’s how the firm transformed over the last 100+ years.

Our teams deliver a comprehensive range of assurance, accounting, tax, and advisory services, complemented by emerging technology savvy, deep industry sector knowledge, and an understanding of the needs of local communities. As Canadian markets shifted over time, we adapted and evolved with them—offering a breadth of services to support the ever-expanding business landscape.

After years of national and international growth, our global BDO network positions us to provide consistent cross-border services to clients with global needs. With over 90,000 people working out of more than 1,600 offices in over 160 countries, the network generates worldwide revenue approaching $10.3 billion.

Our people-first approach to our talent experience has earned us multiple awards, including a spot among Canada’s Top 100 Employers for 2022

About Presenter

Brian Morcombe

Account Executive, BDO Canada LLP

Brian has more than 24 years’ experience providing indirect tax solutions, including GST/HST, QST and PST support to non-resident and resident manufacturers, distributors, charities, financial institutions, municipalities, universities/colleges, schools and hospitals to name a few. He also works with clients on resolving WSIB/WCB and EHT issues.

Brian specializes in assisting non-resident clients with Canadian sales and payroll tax issues.

Brian has authored many articles on indirect taxation and regularly presents as part of international conferences on taxation.

Outside of the office, Brian is a pilot and Juno-nominated professional musician that made the Grammy Ballot in the USA and won the prestigious Parents’ Choice Award in the USA.

About Company

BDO Canada LLP

www.bdo.ca

What grew to be a leading provider of professional services to clients across Canada and beyond started as a single entrepreneur with a dream. BDO knows the challenges small businesses face, the growing pains of the mid-market, and what it means to become an enterprise, because that’s how the firm transformed over the last 100+ years.

Our teams deliver a comprehensive range of assurance, accounting, tax, and advisory services, complemented by emerging technology savvy, deep industry sector knowledge, and an understanding of the needs of local communities. As Canadian markets shifted over time, we adapted and evolved with them—offering a breadth of services to support the ever-expanding business landscape.

After years of national and international growth, our global BDO network positions us to provide consistent cross-border services to clients with global needs. With over 90,000 people working out of more than 1,600 offices in over 160 countries, the network generates worldwide revenue approaching $10.3 billion.

Our people-first approach to our talent experience has earned us multiple awards, including a spot among Canada’s Top 100 Employers for 2022

About Presenter

Christiane Maurice

Senior Manager, BDO Canada LLP

Christiane leads BDO Canada’s Indirect Tax Controversy practice which is focused on helping clients address complicated assessments and audits with the tax authorities. With close to 20 years of experience in tax, she has an in-depth knowledge of the law

Christiane works with tax authorities to ensure fair and equal treatment with respect to the taxpayer's rights and obligations. She assisted businesses with the Covid-19 Relief program claims and, with audits of these claims taking center stage, Christiane works closely with clients and the tax authorities to achieve fair and equitable outcomes. Christiane is also teaches the Commodity Tax condensed Masters program at Sherbrooke University and is a regular co-organizer of the Laval University Tax Symposium.

About Company

BDO Canada LLP

www.bdo.ca

What grew to be a leading provider of professional services to clients across Canada and beyond started as a single entrepreneur with a dream. BDO knows the challenges small businesses face, the growing pains of the mid-market, and what it means to become an enterprise, because that’s how the firm transformed over the last 100+ years.

Our teams deliver a comprehensive range of assurance, accounting, tax, and advisory services, complemented by emerging technology savvy, deep industry sector knowledge, and an understanding of the needs of local communities. As Canadian markets shifted over time, we adapted and evolved with them—offering a breadth of services to support the ever-expanding business landscape.

After years of national and international growth, our global BDO network positions us to provide consistent cross-border services to clients with global needs. With over 90,000 people working out of more than 1,600 offices in over 160 countries, the network generates worldwide revenue approaching $10.3 billion.

Our people-first approach to our talent experience has earned us multiple awards, including a spot among Canada’s Top 100 Employers for 2022

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