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Changes to taxes and benefits: CRA and COVID-19

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

Services and information

Home office expenses for employees

Claim a deduction for certain home office expenses on your personal income tax return.

Benefits, credits and financial support

Changes to benefits and credits, temporary financial support, benefit reviews

Scam prevention and the CRA

Beware of fraudulent emails, texts, or calls claiming to be from the CRA about repaying benefits

Information for employers

New T4 reporting requirements, Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (CEWS), Temporary wage subsidy for employers, Employer-provided benefits


Service changes, extended deadlines, call centre information, preliminary reviews

International income tax issues

Guidance on issues raised by the COVID-19 pandemic and how to obtain international waivers and certificates of compliance

Clearance certificates

Changes to procedures for submitting a request

Indigenous income tax issues

Guidance on the application of the Indian Act Exemption for Employment Income Guidelines

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Additional updates

Coronavirus disease COVID-19
(Public Health Agency of Canada)

Employment Insurance (EI) benefits
(Service Canada)

COVID-19 pandemic Ministerial Orders

All CRA COVID-19 pandemic news

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