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Claiming work-from-home expenses Claiming work-from-home expenses The Canadian Chamber of Commerce and their member 'The Canadian Payroll Association' created a Q&A document that answers commonly asked questions about the simplified process for claiming working-space-in-the-home expenses on your 2020 tax return. Some questions addressed include: What does this mean for payroll? What is considered a working day for the $2 per day calculation? What about situations where the employer did not require the to work from home, but allowed it upon request? Can an employer refuse to sign a T2200/T2200S form? In addition, the Q&A
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Apply now for Ontario Small Business Grant Ontario Small Business Support Grant Applications are open for the new Ontario Small Business Support Grant, which helps small businesses that are required to close or significantly restrict services under the Provincewide Shutdown effective December 26, 2020. What you'll get  Starting at $10,000 for all eligible businesses, the grant provides businesses with funding to a maximum of $20,000 to help cover decreased revenue expected as a result of the Provincewide Shutdown. The business must demonstrate they experienced a revenue decline of at least 20 per cent when comparing
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What does the stay-at-home order mean? The recent stay-at-home order issued by the Province of Ontario on Tuesday, January 12, effective as of Thursday, January 14, came with a lot of questions.   The Premier made a statement saying that everyone who can work at home, must work at home, and everyone can only travel for essential purposes, such as going to the grocery store, pharmacy, health care appointments and services, exercising outdoors or essential work. What does that mean? In a report updated on Wednesday, Jan. 13, CTV news asked some of those questions. What is considered an essential trip? The Ontario
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Province declares second State of Emergency Ontario is issuing an order requiring residents to stay at home starting Thursday, January 14, except for essential activities such as accessing health care, shopping for groceries, essential work for for outdoor exercise. The enhanced public health and workplace safety measures are in effect for all of Ontario and are anticipated to be in place until at least Thursday, February 11, 2021. The premier announced the restrictions following new projections that show the virus is on track to overwhelm Ontario's health-care system. "The latest modelling data shows that Ontario is in
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Need help creating your business video? CLICK HERE to read more about the video contest for locally-owned businesses with more than $25,000 in prizes to be awarded in three categories. Deadline for submissions is Feb. 4, 2021.
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Other News
Video contest for locally-owned businesses
Belleville Activity Guide now online
Things small business should be watching for
Meet Dwane and Carol from Barratt's Office Pro
Easier to claim home office expenses.
Chamber staff wish you Happy Holidays
Coming soon: Ontario Small Business Support Grant
Province-wide shutdown starts Boxing Day
Happy Holiday Video from some of our members
Enhanced screening required at workplaces

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St. John Ambulance - Discount on training
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Patenaude Martial Arts - 20% OFF Registration
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Parsons Cleaners Member offer - 10% OFF
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Allen Insurance - Exclusive Chamber Member Rates
Belleville & District Shrine Club
Friendly Fires - 10% OFF
Grand & Toy - Cost-saving solutions
RBC - Save on Bank charges
Group Benefit Plan for Chamber Members
Quinte Siding - 10% OFF
Cloud Bookkeeping Services - 10% OFF
Grand & Toy - Members can save up to 85%
NRG Alternatives - 10% Discount
Dinkles & Paulos Restaurants - 10% OFF
Shoppers Drug Mart - Save 20% on Thursdays
Grand & Toy - Cost-saving solutions
Friendly Fires - 10% OFF
Cloud Bookkeeping Services - 10% OFF
St. John Ambulance - Discount on training
Allen Insurance - Exclusive Chamber Member Rates
Group Benefit Plan for Chamber Members
OSM Website design - SAVE on services.
NRG Alternatives - 10% Discount
RBC - Save on Bank charges
Esso Chamber
Superior Propane - Save 5% on fixed price propane
Belleville & District Shrine Club
Constant Contact Chamber Member Offer
Jesan Property Maintenance - SAVE 10%
Dinkles & Paulos Restaurants - 10% OFF
Body Systems Nutrition - 15% OFF purchases.
Papa Johns Pizza Member Offer- 25% off
Patenaude Martial Arts - 20% OFF Registration
Shoppers Drug Mart - Save 20% on Thursdays
Parsons Cleaners Member offer - 10% OFF
Grand & Toy - Members can save up to 85%
Quinte Siding - 10% OFF
Stirling Festival Theatre - Group Discounts available to members
Be Prepared First Aid Traning - 15% off