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Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy - Application

| Canada Revenue Agency | backgrounders

To help employers through the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Government has implemented the new Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (CEWS). The CEWS aims to prevent further job losses, encourage employers to re-hire workers who were laid off as a result of COVID-19, and help position businesses to resume normal operations more easily following the crisis.


2020 tax filing season launch

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Over one hundred years ago, The Income Tax War Act of 1917 was introduced to fund the expenses of the First World War. At the time, the Department of Inland Revenue, which became the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA), had 36 employees across the country.


Information on the Bulgarian Data Breach – August 7, 2019

| Canada Revenue Agency | backgrounders

Following the recent data breach at the Bulgarian National Revenue Agency (BNRA), the BNRA confirmed with the CRA that a small number of Canadian taxpayers with financial accounts in Bulgaria and Bulgarian taxpayers with financial accounts in Canada have been impacted.


External Consultations 

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The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) is listening to Canadians, changing how it works, and improving its services with the goal to be trusted, fair and helpful by putting people first.


Backgrounder – 2019 Tax filing season

| Canada Revenue Agency | backgrounders

Starting on February 18, 2019, Canadians can file their income tax and benefit returns online, on paper, or by telephone (for those who qualify).


CRA’s Northern Service Centres

| Canada Revenue Agency | backgrounders

CRA employees based in the Northern Service Centres will provide a year-round presence to support individuals and businesses in the Yukon, Northwest Territories and Nunavut.


Backgrounder: CRA’s Chief Service Officer

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The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) is listening to Canadians, changing how it operates, and improving its services with the goal to be trusted, fair and helpful by putting people first.


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