The Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (CEWS) hasn’t gotten the uptake Ottawa hoped for, with businesses calling it restrictive and confusing. Now, there’s a new tool to help businesses take advantage of the emergency benefit to help Canadians make ends meet through COVID-19.
The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA), with the help of the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB), launched a new and improved online calculator to help all types of businesses apply for the next period of the CEWS program, which opens for applications on August 17.
CFIB was pleased to work with @CanRevAgency in developing its online calculator to help small employers determine their use of the wage subsidy (CEWS). Even if your business wasn’t able to qualify under the old rules, I recommend giving CEWS another look. https://t.co/EMQtkvUVFT
— Dan Kelly (@CFIB) August 11, 2020
CEWS covers 75 per cent of the wages of workers at companies