Benefits Payments Extended until End of Sep 2020

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Affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, many Canadians are not able to file tax on time. As part of Canada’s COVID-19 Economic Response Plan, the tax filing deadline has been extended from April 30 to June 1, 2020.

The Minister of National Revenue, the Honourable Diane Lebouthillier has recently announced that the Canada Revenue Agency has extended benefit payments until the end of September to ensure that those in need continue to receive their benefits during this challenging time.

If you are receiving the Canada Child Benefit (CCB) and/or the GST/HST credit, your benefit payments will be estimated based on your 2018 tax return.

The extension will ensure that the most vulnerable population continues to receive their benefits when they need them the most.

Please make sure you file your 2019 return by June 1, 2020 or as soon as you can, for it to be assessed by early September. Or else, the estimated benefits and/or credits will stop in October 2020.

Do you need help with filing tax? Immigrant Services Calgary is running online income tax clinics. To book a one-on-one session with one of our community tax volunteers, please call 403-265-1120, and we will connect you with someone that speaks your language!