The CRA has announced that it will now accept late requests to apply for these subsidies or adjust previously claimed subsidy amounts in certain circumstances. Affected taxpayers should call the CRA at 1-800-959-5525 to request that their application be processed after the applicable deadline. In some cases, taxpayers must call the CRA by May 21, 2021 to make this request.

This guidance, which was announced on the CRA's website on April 21, 2021, may provide relief for taxpayers who missed recent deadlines for these subsidy programs. Under the CEWS and CERS, taxpayers are generally required to submit, amend or increase their claim for a qualifying period no later than January 31, 2021 or 180 days after the end of the qualifying period, whichever is later.

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