Taxpayer relief deadline is December 31, 2015 for requests related to 2005

Taxpayer relief deadline for 2005 related requests

The Cataxpayer relief deadlinenada Revenue Agency (CRA) reminds taxpayers and registrants (for both GST/HST and non-GST/HST purposes) that the taxpayer relief deadline is December 31, 2015 and they have until then to make a taxpayer relief request related to 2005.

The deadline applies to taxpayer relief requests for:

  • the 2005 tax year;
  • any reporting period that ended during the 2005 calendar year; and
  • any interest and penalties that accrued during the 2005 calendar year for any tax year or reporting period.

The law allows the CRA to cancel penalties or interest when taxpayers and registrants are unable to meet their tax obligations due to circumstances beyond their control. The CRA may also accept certain late-filed, amended, or revoked income tax elections, and issue income tax refunds or reduce income tax payable beyond the normal three-year reassessment period.

Taxpayers and registrants or their authorized representatives can make a request to the CRA to cancel penalties or interest by filling out Form RC4288 Request for Taxpayer Relief – Cancel or Waive Penalties or Interest.

For information on all types of taxpayer relief requests, go to www.cra.gc.ca/taxpayerrelief.

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