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Canada: Extended tax deadlines, other tax relief (COVID-19)

Canada: Extended tax deadlines, other tax relief

Canada’s Prime Minister and Minister of Finance on 18 March 2020 announced new financial and tax measures in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) epidemic.


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In addition to certain extended tax deadlines, there are proposed financial measures for Canadian individuals and businesses affected by the COVID-19 outbreak, such as:

  • The Canada Revenue Agency would delay tax filing deadlines for individuals to 1 June 2020 and for trusts to 1 May 2020.
  • Taxpayers that owe income tax balances and income tax instalments on or after 18 March 2020 and before September 2020 would have until 1 September 2020 to remit these amounts.
  • A temporary wage subsidy would be provided to help small businesses retain employees and an emergency care benefit to offer financial support to affected individuals. 

Emergency legislation is to be tabled to implement these measures.

Read a March 2020 report [PDF 198 KB] prepared by the KPMG member firm in Canada

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