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CRA Prescribed Rate Holds Steady at 2% for Q4 2018

CRA Prescribed Rate Holds Steady at 2% for Q4 2018

No change to the CRA rates for next quarter


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​The CRA prescribed income tax interest rates for taxable benefits, overpaid taxes and underpaid taxes for the fourth quarter of 2018 (October 1, 2018 - December 31, 2018) will remain unchanged. Currently, the interest rate on overdue income taxes and penalties is 6%. The prescribed rate for refunds of overpaid tax is 4% for non-corporate taxpayers (2% for corporate taxpayers), and the prescribed rate that applies to taxable benefits for employees and shareholders from interest-free and low-interest loans is 2%.

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Information is current to August 7, 2018. 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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