Apr 28, 2015
By Michael Kramer
Can’t get your taxes in by April 3oth this year?…No problem.
A Canada Revenue Agency mistake means the deadline has been extended until – May 5th.
It’s because someone in the tax department sent tax preparers an incorrect notification last week – indicating the deadline was May 5th.
And so it shall be.
Revenue Minister Kerry-Lynne Findlay says officials will make sure no Canadians are penalized for the C-R-A’s error.
You may remember that last year, Rev-Can extended the tax filing deadline for individuals to May 5th – after the Heartbleed computer bug forced a five-day shutdown of the tax department’s electronic services.
Missing the filing deadline triggers a penalty on any amounts owed – in addition to interest on the outstanding balance.
For the self-employed, the deadline this year remains June 15th.