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Relief measures in place for taxpayers affected by spring flooding

Canada Revenue Agency set to offer relief to taxpayers affected by spring flooding.
Several communities across Canada continue to face emergency flooding situations, as water levels reach unprecedented levels. Vytai Brannan / Global News

OTTAWA – Taxpayers affected by spring flooding may be able to get relief if they were unable to meet their tax obligations.

The deadline for filing personal income tax returns was April 30 at midnight.

The Canada Revenue Agency says relief can be provided to taxpayers unable to file by the deadline and/or pay any balances owing if they were affected by flooding.

Business owners and self-employed individuals are also eligible for relief.

Under the provision, taxpayers can apply to the CRA to have interest and/or penalties waived if they were unable to file or make a payment on time due to a natural disaster.

Requests can be made using the request for taxpayer relief form from the Canada Revenue Agency.

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