Saskatchewan updated and reposted a notice providing provincial sales tax (PST) relief measures for businesses—measures that are intended to support Saskatchewan businesses that are unable to submit their PST returns due to cash-flow concerns related to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
Businesses that are able have been directed to file their tax returns each month/quarter (with or without payment).
Deferral for PST payments
The relief measures provide automatic deferrals for:
Businesses are not required to submit a request for relief from penalty and interest charges for these returns.
Qualifying for automatic PST deferral
The relief notice stipulates that to qualify for the automatic PST deferral and waiver of penalties and interest, businesses must make full PST payments or have a payment arrangement in place by 31 July 2020. Taxpayers may request payment arrangements by submitting a request electronically through the Saskatchewan eTax Services (SETS) located at sets.saskatchewan.ca, or through email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Suspension of audit and compliance activity
The notice states that audit program and compliance activities have been suspended.
Read an April 2020 report prepared by the KPMG member firm in Canada
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