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Manitoba further delays RST and payroll tax deadlines

Manitoba further delays RST and payroll tax deadlines

This extension affects certain small and medium sized businesses in Manitoba

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Manitoba will further extend its filing deadlines for retail sales tax and for the Health and Post-Secondary Education Tax Levy for eligible small and medium-size businesses. The province announced on June 24, 2020 that, due to COVID-19, it would extend these deadlines until October 2020. Previously, the province had already extended the deadlines for many of these returns until July 2020.

Retail sales tax

Manitoba said it will delay deadlines for certain retail sales tax (RST) returns to October 20, 2020. Manitoba announced that small and medium-sized businesses with monthly RST remittances of no more than $10,000 per month will now have until October 20, 2020 to file returns that would normally be due on April 20, May 20, June 22, July 20, August 20 and September 21, 2020.

In addition, Manitoba will extend the deadline for businesses that file on a quarterly basis until October 20, 2020 for returns that have a due date of April 20 and July 20, 2020.

Manitoba also said businesses that qualify for the extensions and that were not able to file and remit their February sale tax return by the March 20, 2020 due date will not be assessed a late filing penalty and interest will not be applied until after October 20, 2020.

Health and Post Secondary Education Tax Levy

Manitoba will also delay deadlines for Health and Post Secondary Education Tax Levy (also known as HE Levy or payroll tax) returns to October 15, 2020. Manitoba announced that small and medium-sized businesses with monthly HE Levy remittances of no more than $10,000 per month, will now have until October 15, 2020 to make filings that would normally be due on April 15, May 15, June 15, July 15, August 17 and September 15 2020.

Manitoba said that businesses that qualify for the extension that were not able to file and remit their February HE Levy tax return by the March 16, 2020 due date will not be assessed a late filing penalty and interest will not be applied until after October 15, 2020.

For more information, please contact your KPMG adviser or one of the following Indirect Tax professionals:

Walter Sisti
National Leader - Indirect Tax Services
T: 416-777-3920
E: wsisti@kpmg.ca

Simon Proulx
T: 647-777-5318
E: sproulx@kpmg.ca

Brad Thorimbert
T: 306-934-6234
E: bthorimbert@kpmg.ca

Information is current to June 30, 2020. The information contained in this publication is of a general nature and is not intended to address the circumstances of any particular individual or entity. Although we endeavour to provide accurate and timely information, there can be no guarantee that such information is accurate as of the date it is received or that it will continue to be accurate in the future. No one should act upon such information without appropriate professional advice after a thorough examination of the particular situation. For more information, contact KPMG's National Tax Centre at 416.777.8500

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