Tax Measures Under Canada’s COVID-19 Economic Response Plan

The Charities Directorate implemented the following measures:

  • The filing deadline for all charities with a Form T3010, Registered Charity Information Return, due between March 18, 2020, and December 31, 2020 is postponed to December 31, 2020.
  • Starting in September[73], the Charities Directorate will begin contacting charities to resume ongoing charity audits, begin CEWS post-payment audits, and begin new audits to address highest risk areas.
  • Starting in September[74], the Charities Directorate will begin processing revocations for failure to comply with the requirements of charity registration.

Deferral of the GST/HST Remittance and Customs Duty Payments

GST/HST Remittance Deferral

On June 29, 2020[75], the Government of Canada confirmed that businesses[76] must make GST/HST payments or remittances that became due on or after March 27, 2020, and before July 1, 2020, and file these returns by June 30, 2020. Interest will begin to apply to outstanding remittances and payments, and penalties will begin to apply to outstanding returns, effective July 1, 2020.

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