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Canada Revenue Agency increases flat rate amount for meal claims, and reasonable amount for meal benefits and allowances

| Canada Revenue Agency | news releases

Today, the Honourable Marc Garneau, Minister of Transport, on behalf of the Honourable Diane Lebouthillier, Minister of National Revenue, announced that the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) has increased the amount that employers can use to determine whether an overtime meal or allowance, or the meal portion of a travel allowance is taxable, from $17 to $23.


Summerside psychiatrist fined over $215,000 for personal and corporate tax evasion

| Canada Revenue Agency | news releases

The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) announced that Arvind Singh of Summerside, Prince Edward Island, pleaded guilty and was sentenced on August 11, 2020, in the Summerside Provincial Court, to two counts of tax evasion under the Income Tax Act. He was fined a total of $215,539.


The Canada Revenue Agency announces an extension to the payment deadline and offers interest relief on outstanding tax debts during the COVID-19 pandemic

| Canada Revenue Agency | news releases

The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) is closely monitoring the COVID-19 situation, and is committed to supporting Canadians throughout it. The CRA understands that individuals and businesses might be dealing with difficulties in meeting their financial obligations, including paying tax debts they may have incurred prior to the crisis.


Free tax clinics go virtual

| Canada Revenue Agency | news releases

Free tax clinics are important to communities throughout Canada. Due to concerns surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, many community organizations had to close, postpone, or scale back on the free tax clinics they offer.


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