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Canada: Extensions of time for filing Manitoba retail sales tax, payroll tax returns (COVID-19)

Canada: Extensions of time for filing Manitoba RST

The filing deadlines for Manitoba’s retail sales tax returns and for returns related to the health and post-secondary education tax levy filed by eligible small and medium-size businesses are extended as relief measures in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.


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The province announced in late June 2020 that, due to COVID-19, it would extend these return filing deadlines until October 2020. Previously, the province had extended the deadlines for many of these returns until July 2020.

The deadlines for retail sales tax returns of eligible businesses is extended to 20 October 2020. Small and medium-sized businesses with monthly retail sales tax remittances of no more than $10,000* per month now have until 20 October 2020 to file returns that normally would have been due or would be due on 20 April 2020, 20 May 2020, 22 June 2020, 20 July 2020, 20 August 2020, and 21 September 2020.

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

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

Manitoba is also extending the deadlines for filing the health and post-secondary education tax levy (also known as a payroll tax) returns to 15 October 2020. Manitoba announced that small and medium-sized businesses with monthly payroll tax remittances of no more than $10,000 per month, will now have until 15 October 2020 to file returns that normally would have been or would be due on 15 April 2020, 15 May 2020, 15 June 2020, 15 July 2020, 17 August 2020, and 15 September 2020.

Read a July 2020 report prepared by the KPMG member firm in Canada

*$=Canadian dollar

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