Canada Revenue Agency



Canada Revenue Agency

December 13, 2013 10:44 ET

Interest Rates for the First Calendar Quarter

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Dec. 13, 2013) - The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) today announced the prescribed annual interest rates that will apply to any amounts owed to the CRA and to any amounts the CRA owes to individuals and corporations. These rates are calculated quarterly according to the laws that apply and will be in effect from January 1, 2014 to March 31, 2014. All interest rates have decreased by 1% since last quarter, except for the rate for pertinent loans or indebtedness.

Income tax

- The interest rate charged on overdue taxes, Canada Pension Plan contributions, and employment insurance premiums will be 5%.

- The interest rate to be paid on corporate taxpayer overpayments will be 1%.

- The interest rate to be paid on non-corporate taxpayer overpayments will be 3%.

- The interest rate used to calculate taxable benefits for employees and shareholders from interest-free and low-interest loans will be 1%.

- The interest rate for corporate taxpayers' pertinent loans or indebtedness will be 4.94%.

Other taxes, duties, or charges

The interest rates on overdue and overpaid remittances will be as follows:


Tax, duty,
or other charges

Overdue
remittances
Overpaid
remittances -
Corporate
taxpayers
Overpaid
remittances -
Non-corporate
taxpayers
Goods and services tax (GST) 5% 1% 3%
Harmonized sales tax (HST) 5% 1% 3%
Air travellers security charge 5% 1% 3%
Excise tax (non-GST/HST) 5% 1% 3%
Excise duty except brewer licensees (amounts due after June 30, 2003) 5% 1% 3%
Excise duty except brewer licensees (amounts due before July 1, 2003) 3% N/A N/A
Excise duty (brewer licensees) 3% N/A N/A
Softwood lumber products export charge 5% 1% 3%

For information on the prescribed interest rates for other calendar quarters, go to www.cra.gc.ca/interestrates.

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Contact Information

  • Noel Carisse
    Media Relations
    Canada Revenue Agency
    613-952-9184