Legislative Roundup

Changes in payroll laws and regulations from across Canada
|Canadian Payroll Reporter|Last Updated: 08/04/2015

Federal budget bill passes

Legislation implementing some of the payroll-related measures proposed in this year’s budget has passed.

On June 23, Bill C-59, the Economic Action Plan 2015 Act, No. 1, received royal assent. It contains a number of payroll-related changes including regulatory amendments that will create a quarterly remitter category for new employers next year. To qualify, an employer’s average monthly withholding amount must be less than $1,000 and the employer must have a perfect compliance record with the Canada Revenue Agency over the previous 12 months.