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Published: April 10, 2020

Last Updated: April 10, 2020

Certain employer-paid training courses may no longer be taxable benefits for employees, thanks to a Canada Revenue Agency policy change. New guidelines say that training taken primarily for the employer’s benefit is not taxable, even if it leads to a degree, diploma, or certificate. A taxable benefit still arises if the training is primarily for the employee’s benefit.


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