who need to make payroll deductions

A trustee, an employer, or a payer of other amounts related to employment has to register for a payroll account and follow the payroll requirements.

what source deductions do you have to withhold and remit

Any combination of below items has to be withheld and remitted to the CRA:

  • Canada pension plan (CPP) contribution
  • Employment insurance (EI) premiums
  • Federal, provincial or territorial income tax
  • Quebec-specific source deductions

what is a payroll program account

An account number assigned to either a trustee, an employer or a payer of other amounts related to employment to identify themselves when dealing with the Canada Revenue Agency.

when do you have to open a payroll program account

The payroll program account has to be registered before the first remittance due date, which is the 15th day of the month following the month in which you began withholding deductions from your employee's pay.



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