Administrative measures – COVID-19

April 25, 2020by AB

Suspension of review, audit and collection activities

The Canada Revenue Agency regularly carries out review activities in which taxpayers are asked to provide documentation or other information with respect to their entitlement to claimed benefits or credits.

The CRA has indicated that taxpayers who have received a letter that includes a date to respond or asks for documents do not need to respond at this time. Verification work is currently on hold and the CRA will re-contact taxpayers at a future date.

The Agency has also announced that it will generally not contact small or medium (SME) businesses to initiate any post assessment GST/HST or income tax audits during the month of April.

Finally, collection activities on new tax debts are suspended until further notice.


The information presented is only of a general nature, may omit many details and special rules, is current only as of its published date, and accordingly cannot be regarded as legal or tax advice. Please contact our office for more information on this subject and how it pertains to your specific tax or financial situation.