Important dates for payroll
Death of an owner
When the owner of a sole proprietorship dies, a final personal income tax and benefit return has to be filed by a certain date.
It may also be necessary to close all CRA business accounts and the business number after all final returns are processed and all amounts owing are paid.
Hiring an employee - You will have to register for a payroll account and get your employee to complete a TD1 form within seven days of any change or new employment.
Retention period - There is a six year requirement for keeping your records.
Early destruction - In some cases, we may give you permission to destroy your records before the six years have passed.
Most employers, trustees, and administrators need a payroll program account.
Remittance due dates
Remittance due dates are determined by your remitting periods. See Remitter types and due dates.
If you have employees, you have to file a T4 or T4A information return, as applicable and forward information slips to your employees each year by the last day of February following the calendar year to which the information returns apply.
What should you do if your business stops operating? - Send all CPP contributions, EI premiums, and income tax deductions to your tax centre within seven days of the day your business ends.
Complete the necessary T4 slips and T4 Summary and send them to the Ottawa Technology Centrewithin 30 days of the day your business ends.
- Electronic filing options are available from January 7, 2013 to early December 2013.
- Payroll Deductions Online Calculator (PDOC) is usually updated January 1 and July 1.
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