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Non-Resident Employers

Foreign employers are generally required to withhold and remit source deductions from the wages or salary of an employee working in Canada. This obligation exists even if the employee is exempt from tax in Canada.

The Canada-U.S. Tax Convention provides that employment income of a US resident is not taxable in Canada, and vice versa, if:

  • The income is less than $10,000 CAD from any source, or
  • The employee is in Canada for less than 183 days and the employment cost is not paid by or on behalf of a business with a Canadian permanent establishment.

Pro Tip


The Small Business Deduction gives businesses a tax deduction on the first $500,000 of income. This saves an eligible corporation around up to $50,000 in income taxes. There are a number of conditions that have to be met to be eligible for this deduction.


Sam Faris reduced the significant unreported income based on net worth audit to be nil. Sam’s approach in fighting these types of complex audits is unique and sophisticated. He found countless mistakes made by the auditor which were rectified when Sam appealed the audit decision. Instead of owing significant amount of taxes, Sam reduced it to zero. I highly recommend to hire Sam for this type of audits and any CRA problem.”

E.M., Ottawa