The CRA will allow all businesses to defer, until after August 31, 2020, the payment of any income tax amounts that become owing on or after today and before September 2020. They will not contact any small or medium (SME) businesses to initiate any post assessment GST/HST or Income Tax audits for the next four weeks. For the vast majority of businesses, the CRA will temporarily suspend audit interaction with taxpayers and representatives. The Liaison Officer service, traditionally available in-person, will be made available over the phone.
File Your Taxes
Taxes can be filed online by clicking this link.
You can do it for family members and friends who may not have computer access or who face language and accessibility barriers.
Payment of Tax Returns
The CRA is allowing all taxpayers, including businesses, to defer, until after August 31, 2020, the payment deadline of any income tax amounts that become owing on or after today and before September 2020. This relief would apply to tax balances due, as well as instalments, under Part I of the Income Tax Act
. No interest or penalties will accumulate on these amounts during this period.
Canada Revenue Agency Support
Effective immediately, the CRA will recognize electronic signatures as having met the signature requirements of the Income Tax Act
, as a temporary administrative measure. This provision applies to authorization forms T183 or T183CORP. The CRA also is adapting its Outreach Program to provide support over the phone and through webinars, where possible.