Tax updates during COVID19 

Make Tax Time Pay sites are still suspending as per the email on March 13th. In the meantime, here are some tax resources for you to share with your community: 

Paper Filing. 

You can still file your income tax and benefit return on paper
  • if you filed on paper last year and your address with the CRA is up-to-date, you should have received your paper tax package in the mail by February 17, 2020
  • view or order the income tax package for 2019 here, or call the CRA at 1-855-330-3305 to order a copy (make take up to 10 days for delivery).

File My Return

With the File my Return service, eligible individuals will be able to file their income tax and benefit returns simply by giving some personal information and answering a series of short questions through an automated phone service.

File My Return is free, secure and easy to use. There are no paper forms to fill out or calculations to do.

File my Return will be available for eligible individuals who have low income or a fixed income whose situations remain unchanged from year to year. Those who are eligible will receive an invitation letter in the mail by February 2020.

More information can be found here

Outreach Activities for Individuals 

The CRA is adapting its Outreach Program to support individuals during COVID-19. Through this service, the CRA can help individuals to better understand their tax obligations and to help them get the benefits and credits they are entitled. Traditionally available in-person, this service is now available over the phone, where possible by completing an online request for an information session. More details can be found here. 
The Globe and Mail presents employment lawyer Daniel Lubin to answer some frequently asked questions employees have about how coronavirus affects their jobs. The article can be found here
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