Tax rules for gifts and awards
During the holiday season, many employers play Santa Claus and show their appreciation for their employees with a gift. Recognition of certain accomplishments (for example a certain number of years of service) is considered an award. While employees may appreciate their employer’s generosity and recognition, the tax treatment differs depending on whether it’s a gift or an award. Additionally, federal rules are not the same as those in effect for Quebec. Let’s take a look!
Read more in the online article by Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton Tax Partner, Sylvain Moreau, published in the Journal de Montréal and the Journal de Québec, on December 16, 2016. Sylvain Moreau is a columnist in the Argent – Dans vos poches section in these two major Québecor publications.