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

  • In person service at the Taxation Division Offices is available by appointment only. Services are also available by telephone and online.

New Brunswick Tax Measures

The Government of New Brunswick announced the following tax measures[119]:

Measures for businesses

  • WorkSafeNB announced on March 20[120], 2020, that assessment premiums related to employer payrolls for February, March and April will be deferred for three months without interest charges. This affects employers who pay their premiums on a monthly basis.
  • Business Property Tax Penalty Relief Program Eligible business may apply online for relief of tax penalties for the months of June and July 2020. The deadline to apply for the program is July 31, 2020. To qualify, a business must meet the following conditions:
    • have operations in New Brunswick;
    • be registered with Service New Brunswick; and
    • have experience an undue economic hardship directly related to the COVID-19 pandemic and were unable to pay their property taxes by May 31, 2020.

The government has indicated that this relief is not available for certain classes of properties (e.g. properties receiving the full residential tax credit, properties owned by the Government (at all levels) and by Crown Corporations, and properties classified as vacant land, etc.)

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