Canada: Alberta wildfire-related taxpayer relief

Canada: Alberta wildfire-related taxpayer relief

The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) announced that it is offering tax relief to Canadians who have been affected by the wildfires in north-east Alberta and Fort McMurray. Individuals, businesses, and first responders who are unable to file or pay taxes on time can make a request to the CRA for taxpayer relief.

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The CRA is also ceasing all collections, audit-related activities, and administrative correspondence for those taxpayers in affected areas, and is cancelling all penalties and interests for affected individuals who are unable to file their tax return or pay amounts owing. Designated telephone agents will be available to provide assistance to callers affected by the wildfires. Agents are able to request taxpayer relief on their behalf and can provide advice relating to lost, destroyed, or damaged records. 

 

Read a May 2016 report [PDF 48 KB] prepared by the KPMG member firm in Canada: Alberta Wildfires - Taxpayer Relief Offered 

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