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2020 Canadian Tax Deadlines Amid COVID-19 Epidemic

Individual (personal) taxes – the deadline for personal tax filing has been pushed out from April 30th to June 1st. Sole Proprietors and those in a Partnership are considered individuals but their normal regular tax deadline is June 15th, so there is no filing change for them, it will still be June 15th. Individual payments (including sole prop and partnerships) was due April 30th, but this deadline has now been extended to August 31st.

For Corporations – the deadline for any corporate taxes that are due between now and August 31st, will be extended to August 31st. So anyone with a corporate tax payment due date before August 31st, 2020 will have an extension until August 31st.

HST Deadlines – Update as of 03-27-2020

The Canadian government has announced that HST deadlines will now be extended to June 30th, 2020.

“To support Canadian businesses in the current extraordinary circumstances, the Minister of National Revenue will extend until June 30, 2020 the time that:

  • Monthly filers have to remit amounts collected for the February, March and April 2020 reporting periods;
  • Quarterly filers have to remit amounts collected for the January 1, 2020 through March 31, 2020 reporting period; and
  • Annual filers, whose GST/HST return or instalment are due in March, April or May 2020, have to remit amounts collected and owing for their previous fiscal year and instalments of GST/HST in respect of the filer’s current fiscal year.”
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