Canada Revenue Agency

Canada Revenue Agency

April 30, 2008 19:53 ET

CRA: Taxpayer Relief - Flooding 2008

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - April 30, 2008) - The flooding in New Brunswick (NB), may prevent taxpayers from meeting their tax obligations to file their returns. Consequently, every effort is being made to ensure that no additional hardship is created for taxpayers residing in New Brunswick.

"The Government is sensitive to the difficulties that people and business may have encountered during this flooding," said the Honourable Gordon O'Connor, Minister of National Revenue. "As we have done in the past, Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) will continue to provide relief to taxpayers in natural disasters by giving special consideration to taxpayers who fail to meet their tax obligations due to the disaster."

The taxpayer relief provisions provide the CRA the discretion to waive or cancel penalties and interest when taxpayers are unable to meet their tax obligations due to circumstances beyond their control.

The taxpayer relief provisions will apply to the application of penalties and interest for those taxpayers who were unable to file their returns on time due to the flooding.

Taxpayers affected by the flooding who have any questions or concerns regarding their tax matters can call the CRA at 1-800-959-8281 or the Business Window at 1-800-959-5525 and may submit their request in writing using the Taxpayer Relief Request form RC4288, Request for Taxpayer Relief.

Contact Information

  • Media Relations
    Heather Cameron
    506-636-5485
    or
    Minister of National Revenue
    Ann Matejicka
    Director of Communications
    613-995-2960