In order to provide greater flexibility to Canadians during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) deferred the deadline for individuals to file income taxes and has been extended it from April 30, 2020 to June 1, 2020 giving people an extra month to file their returns to the Canada Revenue Agency. The deadline to pay any income tax owed to the government will also be extended, allowing Canadians to pay it off without interest or penalties until August 31, 2020. This relief would apply to tax balances due, as well as installments, under Part I of the Income Tax Act. No interest or penalties will accumulate on these amounts during this period.
However, the government is still encouraging people who receive benefits under the Goods and Services Tax and the Canada Child Benefit act not to delay the filing of their return to ensure their entitlements for the 2020-21 benefit year are properly determined.
For trusts having a taxation year ending on December 31, 2019, the return filing due date is deferred until May 1, 2020.
Flexibility for Businesses too
The Canada Revenue Agency also will allow all businesses to defer, until after August 31, 2020, the payment of any income tax amounts that become owing on or after today and before September 2020. This relief would apply to tax balances due, as well as installments, under Part I of the Income Tax Act. No interest or penalties will accumulate on these amounts during this period.
The Government’s of Canada announcement about series of tax measures to help support those affected by the COVID-19 virus :
Official information related to Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) :
Canadian Government extends tax deadline to June 1, 2020 due to coronavirus