Updated Payroll Processing Times for Thanksgiving 2019

Make this year's Thanksgiving holiday worry-free by taking care of your payroll in advance.

A Guide to the Best Payroll Software in Canada for 2020

When it comes to choosing a payroll software, you’ve got a lot of options. The problem is, the more options out there, the more information you need to wade through. And since ...

Switching Payroll Companies: A 10-Step Checklist

When it comes to payroll, it can be tempting to stick with what you’ve got simply to avoid an administrative headache. However, switching payroll companies is a lot easier than ...

How Accounting Firms Can Profit From Payroll Services

For decades, most accounting and bookkeeping firms have taken a stanch “I don’t do payroll” stance. And with good reason. Payroll can be time-consuming, error-prone, and at the ...

Knit’s New Ultimate Payroll Package: All Our Features for One Price

For years, Knit has worked to provide accountants and bookkeepers with the ultimate payroll platform. Now all of those features are available for just $29/month + $3/employee ...

How to Choose a Payroll Schedule + FREE Payroll Calendar

In payroll, it’s all about the dates. For employers, that means choosing a payroll schedule that will dictate how frequently you pay your employees. But while this might seems ...

Last-Minute Tips For Filing T4s

T4 season is in full swing and that means some long days (and nights) for bookkeepers and accountants. If you’re scrambling to get everything done by the deadline, we’ve put ...

A Beginner's Guide to PIER Assessments

During the busy tax season, the last thing you want to do is respond to a Pensionable and Insurable Earnings Reviews (PIER) assessment from the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA). ...

Your Year-End Payroll Compliance Checklist

Whether you work with an accountant or you use a payroll software solution like Knit to manage your company's payroll, wrapping up the fiscal year can be an overwhelming ...

6 Reasons Accounting Firms Should Leverage Payroll Software

Let’s face it, accounting firms are not too fond of payroll. Processing payroll is a tedious, repetitive, time-consuming, and error-prone process. What’s worse is that ...

Tips For A Stress-Free Payroll Year End Process

The payroll year end process is serious business. It’s a task that requires time, knowledge, and a lot of patience in order to accurately calculate taxes, compensation, and ...

What is a Business Number?

Welcome to Ask An Accountant, where we take your payroll and accounting queries and help you make sense of them. Whether you’re doing payroll for the first time or you’re a ...

What is back pay?

Welcome to Ask An Accountant, where we take your payroll and accounting queries and help you make sense of them. Whether you’re doing payroll for the first time or you’re a ...

How do I switch payroll providers?

Welcome to Ask An Accountant, where we take your payroll and accounting queries and help you make sense of them. Whether you’re doing payroll for the first time or you’re a ...

What is a T4 Tax Form?

Welcome to Ask An Accountant, where we take your payroll and accounting queries and help you make sense of them. Whether you’re doing payroll for the first time or you’re a ...

Why Good Bookkeeping Solves Your Startup Problems

Proper bookkeeping might not close the next big deal for your business. But when done right, it will tell you exactly where to devote your energy.

Why Outsource Payroll: Your Business Costs Fully Explained

If you’re reading this, chances are you run a business.

Government of Canada's HR & Payroll: Will an Open, Two-Way Conversation Take Place?

A bitter principle follows titanic projects - when they fail, they fail in titanic proportions.

Payroll Remittance - Penalties for Missing a Payment

Filing taxes can be overwhelming, especially when the threat of penalties as harsh as jail loom overhead. Thankfully, such sentences are rarely ever imposed. Nonetheless, ...

A Quick Guide to 2018 Canadian Payroll Source Deductions

Having tons of valuable information compiled in one place makes everyone’s lives easier, so we put together tables for every type of Canadian Payroll Source Deduction you could ...

The Bonus Tax Method For Payroll

Bonus payouts: everyone loves them. What everyone doesn’t love is having to pay taxes on their hard-earned bonuses. Luckily, not everyone has to.

What You Need To Know About T220 Forms

As tax season rolls around year after year, so do the endless obscurely titled forms. Take T2200 tax forms for example, every year, employees request their employers to sign ...

CRA Payroll Remittance Schedule 101

The CRA requires all employers in Canada to file payroll taxes correctly and on time. There are several different types of payroll deductions that need to be made, and various ...