Further to the announcement on March 27, 2020 that GST/HST and Customs Duties payment deadlines would be extended due to the COVID pandemic, the Canada Revenue Agency has provided some additional guidance in the form of a Question and Answer document posted on the Canada Revenue Agency website.
The document deals with the delays granted to payments of tax, but also to questions of the processing of returns, the payment of refunds and the granting of rebates. One of the key things for all taxpayers to remember is that the due dates for the filing of returns have not changed, only the requirement to make payments of tax without incurring interest charges or penalties has changed. Excise taxes and duties are all still due at the ordinary times.
Do not hesitate to contact us if you need further information about the changes to your tax obligations during the COVID Pandemic.