Ontario Bill 148 and independent contractors
Has anyone been impacted by the recent passage of this bill into law? I'm a software developer myself and in the past when working through recruiting agencies for government contracts and such , I received payment through my own corporation and remitted my own HST each month as well as paying myself and filing payroll taxes and CPP premiums. Looks like with the recent change the recruiting agency wanted me to sign on as an employee for the agency and they take care of all the payroll taxes. I believe I'll now pay more personal taxes but I suppose I'll be eligible for EI benefits which isn't available as a contractor. I guess the bill must be impacting a lot of SW developers who were working as contractors.