Canada Revenue Agency advises you to use this guide (download it here or click on the book graphic) if you are an employer and you provide benefits or allowances to your employees, including individuals who hold an office, for items such as:
- automobiles or other motor vehicles;
- board and lodging;
- gifts and awards;
- group term life insurance policies;
- interest-free or low-interest loans;
- security options;
- tool reimbursement or allowance;
- transit passes; or
- tuition fees.
If you or a person working for you is not sure of the worker’s employment status, either one of you can request a ruling to determine the status. If you are a business owner, you can use the “Request a CPP/EI ruling” service in My Business Account. For more information, go to cra.gc.ca/mybusinessaccount. You can also use Form CPT1, Request for a Ruling as to the Status of a Worker Under the Canada Pension Plan and/or the Employment Insurance Act, and send it to your tax services office.