Taxpayer relief deadline is December 31, 2021, for requests related to 2011

December 15, 2021

Ottawa, Ontario

Canada Revenue Agency

The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) would like to remind taxpayers and registrants that they have until December 31, 2021, to make a taxpayer relief request related to the 2011 tax year or reporting period.

Taxpayers that want to ask for penalty or interest relief, must send their request within ten years from the end of the calendar year or fiscal period of concern. The CRA may also cancel interest and penalties that accrued within 10 calendar years of the year the taxpayer relief request is made, regardless of the tax year or reporting period in which the debt originated.

This year’s deadline applies to taxpayer relief requests for:

If you are involved in a tax process with the CRA, including an audit, objection, or appeal for the 2011 tax year, or a reporting period that ended in 2011, and are not sure if you need to make a taxpayer relief request, then you should make a request before the December 31, 2021, deadline.

You or your authorized representative can make a request to cancel penalties or interest online using the CRA My Account, My Business Account or Represent a Client services by selecting “Request relief of penalties and interest” under “Related services.”

You can also fill out Form RC4288, Request for Taxpayer Relief – Cancel or Waive Penalties or Interest, and send it:

For more information about how to submit documents online, go to

For more information about relief from penalties or interest and the related forms and publications, go to


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