Information about Canada's COVID-19 Response Plan

Including Tax Changes and Obligations

 

last updated July 28, 2020

 

Tax Filing Deadlines

 

Individuals

The deadline to file your income tax and benefit return will be deferred until June 1, 2020.

The deadline to pay any balance due for your individual income tax and benefit return for 2019 has been extended from April 30, 2020, to September 1, 2020. This means you will not be assessed any penalties or interest if your balance due is paid by September 1, 2020.

 

Self-employed and their spouse or common law partner

For self-employed individuals or those who have spouses or common-law partners that are self-employed, the deadline to pay any balance due for your individual income tax and benefit return has been extended

from April 30, 2020, to September 1, 2020.

 

Businesses

The deadline for businesses to pay any income tax amounts that become owing or due after March 18, 2020 and before September 1, 2020 has been extended to September 1, 2020. This means you will not be assessed any penalties or interest

if your balance due is paid by September 1, 2020.

 

PST Deferred Tax Payments

Effective immediately, B.C. is extending filing and payment deadlines for the following taxes until September 30, 2020:

 

Employer health tax

Provincial sales tax (including municipal and regional district tax)

Carbon tax

Motor fuel tax

Tobacco tax