ON – Province Issues Updated Guide to Employer Health Tax

Employers in the province of Ontario are obligated to remit a payroll tax (Employer Health Tax, or EHT) of 1.95% on total annual remuneration over $400,000. The Ontario Ministry of Revenue has issued an updated version of its Guide for Employers for the Employer Health Tax Guide. The updated Guide, which is available on the Ministry of Revenue Web site at http://www.rev.gov.on.ca/en/guides/eht/2436.html, provides information on how to register for EHT, how to calculate total remuneration, exemptions from the tax that are available to certain types of employers, details of instalment and filing requirements, and how to appeal from an EHT assessment.

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