CRA offers taxpayer relief to Canadians affected by flooding



Government of Canada offers taxpayer relief to Canadians affected by flooding

 

April 26, 2019

Global Korean Post

 

Some Canadians has affected by recent flooding across the country.

States of emergency has declared in response to recent flooding in Ontario, Quebec, and New Brunswick.

About 1,000 soldiers, sailors and aviators are helping New Brunswick and Quebec with flood relief efforts.

 

The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) is reminding Canadians that it offers taxpayer relief when natural disasters, such as those currently underway, occur.

The CRA understands that natural disasters may cause hardship for taxpayers whose primary concerns during this time are their families, homes, and communities.

These individuals, businesses, and first responders may find themselves unable to file tax returns or pay taxes due on time.

If so, the CRA encourages them to make a request for taxpayer relief. Taxpayers can make a request for taxpayer relief online, by using Form RC4288, Request for Taxpayer Relief, or by calling the CRA at 1-800-959-8281 for individual enquiries, and at 1-800-959-5525 for business enquiries. The CRA will consider these requests on a case-by-case basis.

Taxpayers who are unable to physically access institutions they normally depend on are encouraged to register for the CRA’s secure online services. Through My Account, individuals can register for direct deposit and avoid interruptions to tax refund or benefit payments they may be expecting.

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