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We own a small company. We just red a new bookkeeper who

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We own a small company. We just hired a new bookkeeper who asked us if she should pay our Employee Health Tax. We had never heard of it! We only started to do over $400,000.00 in payroll remittances for the two prior fiscal years. Both years (because we have to be bonded) our taxes/books were reviewed/engaged by professional accountants. Now that we know about this tax we are in arrears! Doesn't the accountants who checked/audited our books have some liability to make sure we knew/paid this tax?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Canada Law
Expert:  Debra replied 1 year ago.

The limit was increase in January 2014 to $450K in case that helps.

You accountants will not be liable for the arrears themselves but will be liable for the interest and penalties you may incur as this was a a result of their negligence.

I suggest you ask them about this at once and see how they respond and then you will know if you will need a lawyer or not.

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