Pay checks will be deposited on Fridays this year (2018). Weekly advances end after your first paycheck.
If you don’t see the summary in colour you may need to change your email settings. This pay summary is in HTML format, which can be read by most email programs. The summary should be legible and have colored lines and formatting. If you are having trouble reading it try changing the email program settings from “Plain text” to “HTML” (click on Format then check HTML). Please email us if you are having problems so we can help you get your pay info in a format that works. This may entail changing email accounts if your service is too basic.
If you have changed your bank information from last year please fax a copy of a void cheque to 604-980-1894, or email it to email@example.com. If you are emailing or hand copying the bank info, beware that there must be a 3 digit bank code, 5 digit transit code and a minimum of a 7 digit bank account number i.e. 010-54670-2345678. Often a bank will only put a 4 digit transit number on a bank book and you must phone your branch to find out whether there is a 0 on the end or at the beginning.
We email biweekly payroll summaries so please send us your email address to firstname.lastname@example.org to be put into the system.
If you haven’t already sent in your tax forms, they can be downloaded by clicking the links below. Print them out and then either fax them to 604-980-1894 or mail them to #204 1801 Welch Street North Vancouver BC V7P 1B7, or scan them and email them to email@example.com. You can also email a scan or photo of your signed forms to us at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have a copy of Adobe you could also fill them in digitally (including an e-signature) and email them to us.
RWA covers Board and Lodging and Transportation to the worksite
Remote Worksite Allowance (RWA): Employees who must travel to and from work in remote areas are entitled compensation. Revenue Canada authorizes employers to pay an allowance for this purpose. This allowance is called a ‘remote worksite allowance’ and is non-taxable. Tree planters are eligible for this allowance due to the remote locations we work in.
This allowance will not be included in your taxable income if it is for board and lodging at, and transportation to, a temporary work site that is more than 80 km from your home or a “remote work site” that is remote from any established community. To qualify your regular home must be available for your occupancy. If you rent it out for the duration of your posting the allowance will be subject to income tax.
These expenses are deductible if the following conditions are met:
a) the taxpayer is required by the contract of employment to pay for such expenses; and b) the taxpayer has not been reimbursed and is not entitled to reimbursement for such expenses; and c) the expenses are directly applicable to the earning of income from employment; and d) in the case of supplies, they have been consumed directly in the performance of the duties of employment.
Here are some links to free software that will enable you to open any of the attachments that will be sent to you by Payroll: