Income Tax Deadline Unchanged by Coronavirus

The Canada Revenue Agency currently has no plans to extend income tax deadlines due to COVID-19 outbreak.

In a statement to HuffPost Canada, the CRA said they continue to monitor the situation. “At this time, there are no plans to extend the tax filing season. The CRA understands that this is a difficult time for people, and we are here to support them”.

“The existing taxpayer relief provisions give CRA officials the discretion to waive or cancel all or part of the interest and penalties.”

Canadians have time until April 30 to file individual income tax returns.

Canadian taxpayers who are not able to file their returns on time and incur penalties, are eligible to request to have them canceled or waived. Deadlines can be extended, and penalties can be waived for people who experiencing “extraordinary circumstances.”

Source: HuffPost Canada

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