Government agencies still vulnerable to Heartbleed, study says

The Heartbleed OpenSSL bug just refuses to die. Now it looks as if the measures many web sites, including some belonging to Canadian provincial and federal governments, may still be at risk despite

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: May 12th, 2014 Andrew Brooks

Payroll solutions provider Wagepoint beta-launches in the U.S.

Correction: The original version of this story and its accompanying headline said Wagepoint had launched in the U.S. Wagepoint is currently in a beta launch. The story also quoted Rao as saying: "If

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: May 9th, 2014 Candice So

RCMP nab suspect in Heartbleed attack on Canada Revenue Agency

The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) said Wednesday it arrested a 19-year-old man from London, Ont. who is alleged to have used the Heartbleed computer bug to steal 900 social insurance numbers from

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: April 16th, 2014 Nestor Arellano

CRA loses 900 SIN numbers through Heartbleed bug

The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) has suffered a data breach thanks to the Heartbleed vulnerability, losing about 900 Social Insurance Numbers (SIN) of taxpayers stored in its database. First reported last week, the

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: April 14th, 2014 Candice So


CRA shuts down netfile service over Heartbleed concerns

With just over two weeks to go before the April 30 tax deadline, the Canada Revenue Agency has shut down parts of its website over security concerns around the newly-discovered Heartbleed vulnerability. A

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: April 9th, 2014 Nestor Arellano

Federal government cracks down on ‘zapper’ sales suppression software

Canadian businesses that use, possess, or acquire electronic sales suppression (ESS) software or devices will now face penalties of up to $50,000 per infraction as the Conservative government announced new measures today in

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: September 11th, 2013 Brian Jackson

High-tech tax tips for small business

Tax time can mean big headaches for smaller businesses. But it doesn’t have to. Here are some tips to help your SMB squeeze the most benefit from technology-related expenses, write-offs and tax credits.

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: March 15th, 2013 Christine Wong

Tax season scams and how to avoid them

You may not want to think about your taxes until the last moment, but online scammers are already plotting to separate you from your tax refund and your identity. Scams for the 2011

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: March 28th, 2011 Ian Paul

How Canadian firms can claim SR&ED tax credits for software development

Canadian companies developing a new software product or process -- or improving an existing one -- may be eligible for substantial SR&ED (scientific research and experimental development) tax credits if they meet certain

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: April 28th, 2009 Joaquim P. Menezes

Live community “enhances” Canadians’ online tax filing experience

Many Canadians are opting to submit their tax returns online, a trend that's been increasing since the Canadian Revenue Agency began accepting online tax returns a decade ago. By the end of 2008,

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: January 22nd, 2009 Michelle MacLeod

Phishing scam lures Canadian taxpayers with promise of cash

Tax season may seem like it's a long way off yet, but that hasn't stopped Internet fraudsters from promising taxpayers a refund in a bid to steal their personal information, according to the

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: January 20th, 2009 Brian Jackson

Canada Revenue Agency builds online system for electronic GST/HST processing

The system, which makes its debut April 10, will allow GST registrants to receive electronic updates on the status of their payments, transfer credit to other accounts and change communication instructions on their

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: March 7th, 2007 Kathleen Sibley

ADP to handle wage-garnishing chores for employers

ADP onTuesday said it had signed up a number of government agencies and institutionalpartners for which it will electronically garnish wages and handle supportpayments on an employer's behalf.Toronto-based ADP, which claims to handle

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: January 31st, 2006 Shane Schick