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Changes to taxes and benefits: CRA and COVID-19

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Updates on changes to the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) services, due dates and programs affected by the pandemic.

Affected by COVID-19

Income tax filing and payment dates

Extended due dates for individuals, corporations and trusts

Benefits, credits and support payments

Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB), Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (CEWS), changes to existing benefits and credits (CCB, GSTC, RRIF)

Call centre services

Wait times, reduced or suspended services

Support for employers

Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (CEWS), Temporary wage subsidy for employers, and deferral of GST/HST remittances

Outreach activities

Free tax clinics, outreach and liaison officer service changes

Collections, audit, objections and appeals

Changes to our compliance procedures


Changes in our operational activities

Electronic signatures

Authorizing and corresponding with representatives

International income tax: CRA and COVID-19

Guidance on income tax issues arising from the travel restrictions during the COVID-19 pandemic

International waivers and notifications for certificates of compliance

Changes to procedures for submitting a request

Clearance certificates

Changes to procedures for submitting a request

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