topic COVID-19: Tax Info Centre in Other tax topics https://turbotax.community.intuit.ca/community/tax-topics/help/covid-19-tax-info-centre/01/1335957#M2117 <P><IMG src="https://digitalasset.intuit.com/IMAGE/A4CrzKPbG/canadaimage.png" alt="canadaimage.png" /><BR />We recognize that with the rapidly evolving COVID-19 (Coronavirus) situation in Canada, these are uncertain times for everyone.</P> <P>At TurboTax, we're here to help. We've created the COVID-19 Tax Info Centre as a quick-reference resource to house any and all information related to how the pandemic may impact your tax filing experience. This hub will be updated in real-time as information becomes available, so be sure to check back to be kept up-to-date during this fluid situation.</P> <H1> <B>Answers to commonly asked questions:</B></H1> <H3> <A data-toggle="collapse" href="#collapse2" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"><I class="on-right icon-caret-right"></I>What is the government of Canada doing to help?</A></H3> <DIV id="collapse2" class="section collapse"> <P><A href="https://turbotax.community.intuit.ca/community/tax-topics/help/how-are-taxpayers-being-helped-during-the-covid-19-outbreak/01/1336358" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">How are taxpayers being helped during the COVID-19 outbreak?</A></P> <P><A href="https://www.canada.ca/en/services/benefits/covid19-emergency-benefits.html" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">What services and programs are available to me?</A></P> </DIV> <H3> <A data-toggle="collapse" href="#collapse3" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"><I class="on-right icon-caret-right"></I>What kind of income support is available?</A></H3> <DIV id="collapse3" class="section collapse"> <P>Both federal and provincial governments have provided <A href="https://turbotax.community.intuit.ca/community/tax-topics/help/what-income-support-will-be-provided-during-the-covid-19-breakout-for-those-in-need/01/1336744" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">a variety of programs and benefits</A> for those in need of financial assistance during the Covid-19 pandemic.</P> <P>Below is a list of federal programs designed to help. More information about assistance specific to your province can be found by visiting you local government website.</P> <UL> <LI><A href="https://www.canada.ca/en/services/benefits/ei.html" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Employment Insurance (EI)</A></LI> <LI><A href="https://www.canada.ca/en/revenue-agency/services/benefits/recovery-sickness-benefit.html" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Canada Recovery Sickness Benefit (CRSB)</A></LI> <LI><A href="https://www.canada.ca/en/revenue-agency/services/benefits/recovery-benefit.html" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Canada Recovery Benefit (CRB)</A></LI> </UL> </DIV> <H3> <A data-toggle="collapse" href="#collapse4" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"><I class="on-right icon-caret-right"></I>What is the Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB)?</A></H3> <DIV id="collapse4" class="section collapse"> <P><A class="sc-kAzzGY BNllF" href="https://turbotax.community.intuit.ca/community/tax-topics/help/what-is-the-canada-emergency-response-benefit-cerb-and-who-qualifies/00/1387809" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Understanding the Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB), and who qualifies</A></P> <P><A href="https://turbotax.community.intuit.ca/questions/2029046" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">What is the difference between the CERB and the CRB (Canada Response Benefit)?</A></P> </DIV> <H3> <A data-toggle="collapse" href="#collapse5" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"><I class="on-right icon-caret-right"></I>What is the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (CEWS)?</A></H3> <DIV id="collapse5" class="section collapse"> <P><A href="https://www.canada.ca/en/department-finance/news/2020/04/additional-details-on-the-canada-emergency-wage-subsidy0.html" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Understanding the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (CEWS), and who qualifies</A></P> </DIV> <H3> <A data-toggle="collapse" href="#collapse6" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"><I class="on-right icon-caret-right"></I>Do I have to repay these benefits?</A></H3> <DIV id="collapse6" class="section collapse"> <P><A href="https://turbotax.intuit.ca/tips/cerb-repayment-announcement-12326" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">CERB Repayment announcement</A></P> </DIV> <H1> <B>Financial assistance programs</B></H1> <P>Individuals whose employment has been suspended, cancelled or delayed, may qualify for a number of financial assistance programs from the federal government.</P> <H3> <A data-toggle="collapse" href="#collapse8" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"><I class="on-right icon-caret-right"></I>Have you been laid off?</A></H3> <DIV id="collapse8" class="section collapse"> <P><SPAN style="text-decoration: underline;"><STRONG>The following government assistance programs may be available to you:</STRONG></SPAN></P> <P><A href="https://www.canada.ca/en/services/benefits/ei.html" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Apply for Employment Insurance (EI)</A></P> <P><A href="https://www.canada.ca/en/revenue-agency/services/benefits/recovery-benefit/crb-how-apply.html" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Apply for the Canada Recovery Benefit (CRB)</A></P> <P><A href="https://www.canada.ca/en/revenue-agency/services/subsidy/emergency-wage-subsidy/cews-who-employees.html" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">See if you are eligible for the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (CEWS)</A></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> </DIV> <H3> <A data-toggle="collapse" href="#collapse9" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"><I class="on-right icon-caret-right"></I>Are you quarantined, self-isolating, or caring for someone ill?</A></H3> <DIV id="collapse9" class="section collapse"> <P><SPAN style="text-decoration: underline;"><STRONG>The following government assistance programs may be available to you:</STRONG></SPAN></P> <P><A href="https://www.canada.ca/en/revenue-agency/services/benefits/recovery-benefit/crb-how-apply.html" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Apply for the Canada Recovery Benefit (CRB)</A></P> <P><A href="https://www.canada.ca/en/revenue-agency/services/benefits/recovery-caregiving-benefit.html" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Apply for the Canada Recovery Caregiver Benefit (CRCB)</A></P> <P><A href="https://www.canada.ca/en/revenue-agency/services/benefits/recovery-sickness-benefit.html" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Apply for the Canada Recovery Sickness Benefit (CRSB)</A></P> </DIV> <H3> <A data-toggle="collapse" href="#collapse10" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"><I class="on-right icon-caret-right"></I>Are you self-employed?</A></H3> <DIV id="collapse10" class="section collapse"> <P><SPAN style="text-decoration: underline;"><STRONG>The following government assistance programs may be available to you:</STRONG></SPAN></P> <P><A href="https://www.canada.ca/en/revenue-agency/services/benefits/recovery-benefit/crb-how-apply.html" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Apply for the Canada Recovery Benefit (CRB)</A></P> </DIV> <H3> <A data-toggle="collapse" href="#collapse11" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"><I class="on-right icon-caret-right"></I>Are you caring for children?</A></H3> <DIV id="collapse11" class="section collapse"> <P><SPAN style="text-decoration: underline;"><STRONG>The following government assistance programs may be available to you:</STRONG></SPAN></P> <P><A href="https://www.canada.ca/en/revenue-agency/services/benefits/recovery-benefit/crb-how-apply.html" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Apply for the Canada Recovery Benefit (CRB)</A></P> <P><A href="https://www.canada.ca/en/revenue-agency/services/benefits/recovery-caregiving-benefit.html" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Apply for the Canada Recovery Caregiving Benefit (CRCB)</A></P> <P><A href="https://turbotax.community.intuit.ca/community/your-child-or-dependents/help/how-do-i-claim-covid-related-childcare-expenses-in-turbotax/00/2032248" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Learn how to claim Covid-related childcare expenses in TurboTax</A></P> </DIV> <H3> <A data-toggle="collapse" href="#collapse12" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"><I class="on-right icon-caret-right"></I>Are you a seasonal, part-time or contract worker, who has had your hours reduced?</A></H3> <DIV id="collapse12" class="section collapse"> <P><SPAN style="text-decoration: underline;"><STRONG>The following government assistance programs may be available to you:</STRONG></SPAN></P> <P><A href="https://www.canada.ca/en/revenue-agency/services/benefits/recovery-benefit/crb-how-apply.html" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Apply for the Canada Recovery Benefit (CRB)</A></P> <P><A href="https://www.canada.ca/en/revenue-agency/services/subsidy/emergency-wage-subsidy/cews-who-employees.html" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">See if you are eligible for the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (CEWS)</A></P> </DIV> <H1> <B>Family assistance programs</B></H1> <P>Government child benefits and assistance are available to aid in the added costs of childcare and expenses.</P> <H3> <A data-toggle="collapse" href="#collapse14" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"><I class="on-right icon-caret-right"></I>Are you ill or caring for someone ill?</A></H3> <DIV id="collapse14" class="section collapse"> <P><SPAN style="text-decoration: underline;"><STRONG>The following government assistance programs may be available to you:</STRONG></SPAN></P> <P><A href="https://www.canada.ca/en/revenue-agency/services/benefits/recovery-benefit/crb-how-apply.html" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Apply for the Canada Recovery Benefit (CRB)</A></P> <P><A href="https://www.canada.ca/en/revenue-agency/services/benefits/recovery-caregiving-benefit.html" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Apply for the Canada Recovery Caregiving Benefit (CRCB)</A></P> <P><A href="https://www.canada.ca/en/revenue-agency/services/benefits/recovery-sickness-benefit.html" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Apply for the Canada Recovery Sickness Benefit (CRSB)</A></P> </DIV> <H3> <A data-toggle="collapse" href="#collapse15" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"><I class="on-right icon-caret-right"></I>Do you have children?</A></H3> <DIV id="collapse15" class="section collapse"> <P><SPAN style="text-decoration: underline;"><STRONG>The following government assistance programs may be available to you:</STRONG></SPAN></P> <P><A href="https://www.canada.ca/en/revenue-agency/services/child-family-benefits/canada-child-benefit-overview/canada-child-benefit-apply.html" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Apply for the Canada Child Benefit</A></P> <P><A href="https://www.canada.ca/en/revenue-agency/services/benefits/recovery-caregiving-benefit.html" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Apply for the Canada Recovery Caregiving Benefit (CRCB)</A></P> </DIV> <H1> <B>Assistance programs for businesses</B></H1> <P>Government programs are available to provide relief to businesses, such as assistance with wage subsidies, loans, and general tax relief.</P> <H3> <A data-toggle="collapse" href="#collapse17" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"><I class="on-right icon-caret-right"></I>Are you an employer?</A></H3> <DIV id="collapse17" class="section collapse"> <P>The Canadian government has provided economic relief for employers on a number of levels, including:</P> <P><A href="https://www.canada.ca/en/revenue-agency/campaigns/covid-19-update.html" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Automatic income tax referral</A></P> <P><A href="https://www.canada.ca/en/department-finance/news/2020/04/the-canada-emergency-wage-subsidy.html" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (CEWS)</A></P> <P><A href="https://www.canada.ca/en/revenue-agency/services/subsidy/emergency-rent-subsidy.html" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Canada Emergency Rent Subsidy (CERS)</A></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> </DIV> <H3> <A data-toggle="collapse" href="#collapse18" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"><I class="on-right icon-caret-right"></I>Are you a non-profit or small business?</A></H3> <DIV id="collapse18" class="section collapse"> <P><SPAN style="text-decoration: underline;"><STRONG>The following government assistance programs may be available to you:</STRONG></SPAN></P> <P><A href="https://www.canada.ca/en/department-finance/economic-response-plan/wage-subsidy.html" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Apply for the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (CEWS)</A></P> <P><A href="https://www.canada.ca/en/department-finance/economic-response-plan/covid19-businesses.html" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Apply for a Canada Emergency Business Account</A></P> <P><A href="https://www.canada.ca/en/revenue-agency/services/subsidy/emergency-rent-subsidy.html" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Apply for the&nbsp;Canada Emergency Rent Subsidy (CERS)</A></P> </DIV> <H1> <B>Assistance programs for seniors</B></H1> <P>A new government program has been proposed to provide financial relief to seniors, and rules surrounding RRIFs have been temporarily amended.</P> <H3> <A data-toggle="collapse" href="#collapse20" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"><I class="on-right icon-caret-right"></I>Do you have RRIFs?</A></H3> <DIV id="collapse20" class="section collapse"> <P>Required minimum withdrawals from RRIFs have been reduced by 25% for 2020.</P> <P>Find out more by visiting the <A href="https://www.canada.ca/en/revenue-agency/services/tax/individuals/topics/registered-retirement-income-fund-rrif.html" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">federal government website here</A>.</P> </DIV> <H3> <A data-toggle="collapse" href="#collapse21" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"><I class="on-right icon-caret-right"></I>Do you qualify for Old Age Security (OAS), or the Guaranteed Income Supplement (GIS)?</A></H3> <DIV id="collapse21" class="section collapse"> <P>Seniors who qualify for <STRONG>Old Age Security (OAS)</STRONG> will be eligible for a one-time, tax-free payment of $300, with those eligible for the <STRONG>Guaranteed Income Supplement (GIS)</STRONG> eligible for an extra $200. Those eligible for both will receive the combined $500 total.</P> <P>If you are already receiving OAS and/or GIS payments, there is no need to re-apply, as these increases are automatic.</P> <P>Continue to check the <A href="https://www.canada.ca/en/revenue-agency/services/tax/individuals/topics/registered-retirement-income-fund-rrif.html" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">federal government website</A> for more information.</P> </DIV> <H1> <B>Tax assistance and personal finance&nbsp;</B></H1> <P>Tax credits and payment deferrals may be part of relief efforts for qualified Canadians.</P> <H3> <A data-toggle="collapse" href="#collapse23" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"><I class="on-right icon-caret-right"></I>Do you qualify for tax credits or deferrals?</A></H3> <DIV id="collapse23" class="section collapse"> <P><A href="https://www.canada.ca/en/revenue-agency/services/child-family-benefits/gsthstc-eligibility.html" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Learn about the Goods and Services Tax Credit payment</A></P> </DIV> <H1> <B>Assistance for property owners&nbsp;</B></H1> <P>You may be eligible to defer your mortgage payments due to suspension of evictions and rent hikes.</P> <H3> <A data-toggle="collapse" href="#collapse25" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"><I class="on-right icon-caret-right"></I>Do you own property?</A></H3> <DIV id="collapse25" class="section collapse"> <P>Property owners facing financial stress may be eligible for mortgage payment deferral up to 6 months.</P> <P>To find out more, visit the <A href="https://www.cmhc-schl.gc.ca/en/finance-and-investing/mortgage-loan-insurance/the-resource/covid19-understanding-mortgage-payment-deferral" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Canada Mortgage and Housing Cooperation website here.</A></P> </DIV> <H1> <B>Assistance for Canadians with disabilities</B></H1> <P>Canadians with disabilities may be eligible for additional financial support</P> <H3> <A data-toggle="collapse" href="#collapse27" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"><I class="on-right icon-caret-right"></I>Do you qualify for disability support?</A></H3> <DIV id="collapse27" class="section collapse"> <P><A href="https://pm.gc.ca/en/news/backgrounders/2020/06/05/new-supports-canadians-disabilities-address-challenges-related-covid" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Learn about the Disability Tax Credit and COVID-19 top-up amount</A></P> <P><A href="https://www.canada.ca/en/services/benefits/covid19-emergency-benefits/one-time-payment-persons-disabilities.html" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">One-time payment for persons with disabilities</A></P> </DIV> <H2>Related information:</H2> <P> <A href="https://turbotax.community.intuit.ca/community/tax-topics/help/cerb-crb-tax-info-centre/00/1753057" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">CERB/CRB Tax Info Centre</A></P> <P> <A href="https://turbotax.community.intuit.ca/questions/1989451" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">How will receiving CERB benefits impact my taxes next year?</A></P> <P> <A href="https://turbotax.community.intuit.ca/questions/2037451" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">How do I know if I need to repay CERB or EI benefits?</A></P> <P> <A href="https://turbotax.community.intuit.ca/questions/2037388" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">How to return or repay the CERB</A></P> <P> <A href="https://www.canada.ca/en/revenue-agency/news/newsroom/tax-tips/tax-tips-2020/filing-2019-taxes-covid19-crisis.html" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">CRA guide to filing your 2019 taxes</A></P> <P class=""> <A class="sc-kAzzGY BNllF" href="https://turbotax.intuit.ca/tips/what-to-know-about-covid-19-and-your-taxes-11110" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">What to know about COVID-19 and your taxes</A></P> Fri, 05 Mar 2021 17:44:18 GMT TurboTax Support 2021-03-05T17:44:18Z COVID-19: Tax Info Centre https://turbotax.community.intuit.ca/community/tax-topics/help/covid-19-tax-info-centre/01/1335957#M2117 We recognize that with the rapidly evolving COVID-19 (Coronavirus) situation in Canada, these are uncertain times for everyone. At TurboTax, we're here to help. We've created the COVID-19 Tax Info Centre as a quick-reference resource to house any and all information related to how the pandemic may impact your tax filing experience. This hub will be updated in real-time as information becomes available, so be sure to check back to be kept up-to-date during this fluid situation. Answers to commonly asked questions: What is the government of Canada doing to help? How are taxpayers being helped during the COVID-19 outbreak? What services and programs are available to me? What kind of income support is available? Both federal and provincial governments have provided a variety of programs and benefits for those in need of financial assistance during the Covid-19 pandemic. Below is a list of federal programs designed to help. More information about assistance specific to your province can be found by visiting you local government website. Employment Insurance (EI) Canada Recovery Sickness Benefit (CRSB) Canada Recovery Benefit (CRB) What is the Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB)? Understanding the Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB), and who qualifies What is the differenc... Fri, 05 Mar 2021 17:44:18 GMT https://turbotax.community.intuit.ca/community/tax-topics/help/covid-19-tax-info-centre/01/1335957#M2117 TurboTax Support 2021-03-05T17:44:18Z
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<P><IMG src="https://digitalasset.intuit.com/IMAGE/A4CrzKPbG/canadaimage.png" alt="canadaimage.png" /><BR />We recognize that with the rapidly evolving COVID-19 (Coronavirus) situation in Canada, these are uncertain times for everyone.</P> <P>At TurboTax, we're here to help. We've created the COVID-19 Tax Info Centre as a quick-reference resource to house any and all information related to how the pandemic may impact your tax filing experience. This hub will be updated in real-time as information becomes available, so be sure to check back to be kept up-to-date during this fluid situation.</P> <H1> <B>Answers to commonly asked questions:</B></H1> <H3> <A data-toggle="collapse" href="#collapse2" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"><I class="on-right icon-caret-right"></I>What is the government of Canada doing to help?</A></H3> <DIV id="collapse2" class="section collapse"> <P><A href="https://turbotax.community.intuit.ca/community/tax-topics/help/how-are-taxpayers-being-helped-during-the-covid-19-outbreak/01/1336358" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">How are taxpayers being helped during the COVID-19 outbreak?</A></P> <P><A href="https://www.canada.ca/en/services/benefits/covid19-emergency-benefits.html" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">What services and programs are available to me?</A></P> </DIV> <H3> <A data-toggle="collapse" href="#collapse3" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"><I class="on-right icon-caret-right"></I>What kind of income support is available?</A></H3> <DIV id="collapse3" class="section collapse"> <P>Both federal and provincial governments have provided <A href="https://turbotax.community.intuit.ca/community/tax-topics/help/what-income-support-will-be-provided-during-the-covid-19-breakout-for-those-in-need/01/1336744" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">a variety of programs and benefits</A> for those in need of financial assistance during the Covid-19 pandemic.</P> <P>Below is a list of federal programs designed to help. More information about assistance specific to your province can be found by visiting you local government website.</P> <UL> <LI><A href="https://www.canada.ca/en/services/benefits/ei.html" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Employment Insurance (EI)</A></LI> <LI><A href="https://www.canada.ca/en/revenue-agency/services/benefits/recovery-sickness-benefit.html" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Canada Recovery Sickness Benefit (CRSB)</A></LI> <LI><A href="https://www.canada.ca/en/revenue-agency/services/benefits/recovery-benefit.html" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Canada Recovery Benefit (CRB)</A></LI> </UL> </DIV> <H3> <A data-toggle="collapse" href="#collapse4" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"><I class="on-right icon-caret-right"></I>What is the Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB)?</A></H3> <DIV id="collapse4" class="section collapse"> <P><A class="sc-kAzzGY BNllF" href="https://turbotax.community.intuit.ca/community/tax-topics/help/what-is-the-canada-emergency-response-benefit-cerb-and-who-qualifies/00/1387809" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Understanding the Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB), and who qualifies</A></P> <P><A href="https://turbotax.community.intuit.ca/questions/2029046" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">What is the difference between the CERB and the CRB (Canada Response Benefit)?</A></P> </DIV> <H3> <A data-toggle="collapse" href="#collapse5" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"><I class="on-right icon-caret-right"></I>What is the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (CEWS)?</A></H3> <DIV id="collapse5" class="section collapse"> <P><A href="https://www.canada.ca/en/department-finance/news/2020/04/additional-details-on-the-canada-emergency-wage-subsidy0.html" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Understanding the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (CEWS), and who qualifies</A></P> </DIV> <H3> <A data-toggle="collapse" href="#collapse6" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"><I class="on-right icon-caret-right"></I>Do I have to repay these benefits?</A></H3> <DIV id="collapse6" class="section collapse"> <P><A href="https://turbotax.intuit.ca/tips/cerb-repayment-announcement-12326" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">CERB Repayment announcement</A></P> </DIV> <H1> <B>Financial assistance programs</B></H1> <P>Individuals whose employment has been suspended, cancelled or delayed, may qualify for a number of financial assistance programs from the federal government.</P> <H3> <A data-toggle="collapse" href="#collapse8" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"><I class="on-right icon-caret-right"></I>Have you been laid off?</A></H3> <DIV id="collapse8" class="section collapse"> <P><SPAN style="text-decoration: underline;"><STRONG>The following government assistance programs may be available to you:</STRONG></SPAN></P> <P><A href="https://www.canada.ca/en/services/benefits/ei.html" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Apply for Employment Insurance (EI)</A></P> <P><A href="https://www.canada.ca/en/revenue-agency/services/benefits/recovery-benefit/crb-how-apply.html" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Apply for the Canada Recovery Benefit (CRB)</A></P> <P><A href="https://www.canada.ca/en/revenue-agency/services/subsidy/emergency-wage-subsidy/cews-who-employees.html" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">See if you are eligible for the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (CEWS)</A></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> </DIV> <H3> <A data-toggle="collapse" href="#collapse9" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"><I class="on-right icon-caret-right"></I>Are you quarantined, self-isolating, or caring for someone ill?</A></H3> <DIV id="collapse9" class="section collapse"> <P><SPAN style="text-decoration: underline;"><STRONG>The following government assistance programs may be available to you:</STRONG></SPAN></P> <P><A href="https://www.canada.ca/en/revenue-agency/services/benefits/recovery-benefit/crb-how-apply.html" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Apply for the Canada Recovery Benefit (CRB)</A></P> <P><A href="https://www.canada.ca/en/revenue-agency/services/benefits/recovery-caregiving-benefit.html" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Apply for the Canada Recovery Caregiver Benefit (CRCB)</A></P> <P><A href="https://www.canada.ca/en/revenue-agency/services/benefits/recovery-sickness-benefit.html" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Apply for the Canada Recovery Sickness Benefit (CRSB)</A></P> </DIV> <H3> <A data-toggle="collapse" href="#collapse10" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"><I class="on-right icon-caret-right"></I>Are you self-employed?</A></H3> <DIV id="collapse10" class="section collapse"> <P><SPAN style="text-decoration: underline;"><STRONG>The following government assistance programs may be available to you:</STRONG></SPAN></P> <P><A href="https://www.canada.ca/en/revenue-agency/services/benefits/recovery-benefit/crb-how-apply.html" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Apply for the Canada Recovery Benefit (CRB)</A></P> </DIV> <H3> <A data-toggle="collapse" href="#collapse11" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"><I class="on-right icon-caret-right"></I>Are you caring for children?</A></H3> <DIV id="collapse11" class="section collapse"> <P><SPAN style="text-decoration: underline;"><STRONG>The following government assistance programs may be available to you:</STRONG></SPAN></P> <P><A href="https://www.canada.ca/en/revenue-agency/services/benefits/recovery-benefit/crb-how-apply.html" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Apply for the Canada Recovery Benefit (CRB)</A></P> <P><A href="https://www.canada.ca/en/revenue-agency/services/benefits/recovery-caregiving-benefit.html" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Apply for the Canada Recovery Caregiving Benefit (CRCB)</A></P> <P><A href="https://turbotax.community.intuit.ca/community/your-child-or-dependents/help/how-do-i-claim-covid-related-childcare-expenses-in-turbotax/00/2032248" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Learn how to claim Covid-related childcare expenses in TurboTax</A></P> </DIV> <H3> <A data-toggle="collapse" href="#collapse12" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"><I class="on-right icon-caret-right"></I>Are you a seasonal, part-time or contract worker, who has had your hours reduced?</A></H3> <DIV id="collapse12" class="section collapse"> <P><SPAN style="text-decoration: underline;"><STRONG>The following government assistance programs may be available to you:</STRONG></SPAN></P> <P><A href="https://www.canada.ca/en/revenue-agency/services/benefits/recovery-benefit/crb-how-apply.html" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Apply for the Canada Recovery Benefit (CRB)</A></P> <P><A href="https://www.canada.ca/en/revenue-agency/services/subsidy/emergency-wage-subsidy/cews-who-employees.html" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">See if you are eligible for the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (CEWS)</A></P> </DIV> <H1> <B>Family assistance programs</B></H1> <P>Government child benefits and assistance are available to aid in the added costs of childcare and expenses.</P> <H3> <A data-toggle="collapse" href="#collapse14" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"><I class="on-right icon-caret-right"></I>Are you ill or caring for someone ill?</A></H3> <DIV id="collapse14" class="section collapse"> <P><SPAN style="text-decoration: underline;"><STRONG>The following government assistance programs may be available to you:</STRONG></SPAN></P> <P><A href="https://www.canada.ca/en/revenue-agency/services/benefits/recovery-benefit/crb-how-apply.html" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Apply for the Canada Recovery Benefit (CRB)</A></P> <P><A href="https://www.canada.ca/en/revenue-agency/services/benefits/recovery-caregiving-benefit.html" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Apply for the Canada Recovery Caregiving Benefit (CRCB)</A></P> <P><A href="https://www.canada.ca/en/revenue-agency/services/benefits/recovery-sickness-benefit.html" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Apply for the Canada Recovery Sickness Benefit (CRSB)</A></P> </DIV> <H3> <A data-toggle="collapse" href="#collapse15" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"><I class="on-right icon-caret-right"></I>Do you have children?</A></H3> <DIV id="collapse15" class="section collapse"> <P><SPAN style="text-decoration: underline;"><STRONG>The following government assistance programs may be available to you:</STRONG></SPAN></P> <P><A href="https://www.canada.ca/en/revenue-agency/services/child-family-benefits/canada-child-benefit-overview/canada-child-benefit-apply.html" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Apply for the Canada Child Benefit</A></P> <P><A href="https://www.canada.ca/en/revenue-agency/services/benefits/recovery-caregiving-benefit.html" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Apply for the Canada Recovery Caregiving Benefit (CRCB)</A></P> </DIV> <H1> <B>Assistance programs for businesses</B></H1> <P>Government programs are available to provide relief to businesses, such as assistance with wage subsidies, loans, and general tax relief.</P> <H3> <A data-toggle="collapse" href="#collapse17" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"><I class="on-right icon-caret-right"></I>Are you an employer?</A></H3> <DIV id="collapse17" class="section collapse"> <P>The Canadian government has provided economic relief for employers on a number of levels, including:</P> <P><A href="https://www.canada.ca/en/revenue-agency/campaigns/covid-19-update.html" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Automatic income tax referral</A></P> <P><A href="https://www.canada.ca/en/department-finance/news/2020/04/the-canada-emergency-wage-subsidy.html" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (CEWS)</A></P> <P><A href="https://www.canada.ca/en/revenue-agency/services/subsidy/emergency-rent-subsidy.html" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Canada Emergency Rent Subsidy (CERS)</A></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> </DIV> <H3> <A data-toggle="collapse" href="#collapse18" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"><I class="on-right icon-caret-right"></I>Are you a non-profit or small business?</A></H3> <DIV id="collapse18" class="section collapse"> <P><SPAN style="text-decoration: underline;"><STRONG>The following government assistance programs may be available to you:</STRONG></SPAN></P> <P><A href="https://www.canada.ca/en/department-finance/economic-response-plan/wage-subsidy.html" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Apply for the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (CEWS)</A></P> <P><A href="https://www.canada.ca/en/department-finance/economic-response-plan/covid19-businesses.html" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Apply for a Canada Emergency Business Account</A></P> <P><A href="https://www.canada.ca/en/revenue-agency/services/subsidy/emergency-rent-subsidy.html" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Apply for the&nbsp;Canada Emergency Rent Subsidy (CERS)</A></P> </DIV> <H1> <B>Assistance programs for seniors</B></H1> <P>A new government program has been proposed to provide financial relief to seniors, and rules surrounding RRIFs have been temporarily amended.</P> <H3> <A data-toggle="collapse" href="#collapse20" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"><I class="on-right icon-caret-right"></I>Do you have RRIFs?</A></H3> <DIV id="collapse20" class="section collapse"> <P>Required minimum withdrawals from RRIFs have been reduced by 25% for 2020.</P> <P>Find out more by visiting the <A href="https://www.canada.ca/en/revenue-agency/services/tax/individuals/topics/registered-retirement-income-fund-rrif.html" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">federal government website here</A>.</P> </DIV> <H3> <A data-toggle="collapse" href="#collapse21" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"><I class="on-right icon-caret-right"></I>Do you qualify for Old Age Security (OAS), or the Guaranteed Income Supplement (GIS)?</A></H3> <DIV id="collapse21" class="section collapse"> <P>Seniors who qualify for <STRONG>Old Age Security (OAS)</STRONG> will be eligible for a one-time, tax-free payment of $300, with those eligible for the <STRONG>Guaranteed Income Supplement (GIS)</STRONG> eligible for an extra $200. Those eligible for both will receive the combined $500 total.</P> <P>If you are already receiving OAS and/or GIS payments, there is no need to re-apply, as these increases are automatic.</P> <P>Continue to check the <A href="https://www.canada.ca/en/revenue-agency/services/tax/individuals/topics/registered-retirement-income-fund-rrif.html" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">federal government website</A> for more information.</P> </DIV> <H1> <B>Tax assistance and personal finance&nbsp;</B></H1> <P>Tax credits and payment deferrals may be part of relief efforts for qualified Canadians.</P> <H3> <A data-toggle="collapse" href="#collapse23" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"><I class="on-right icon-caret-right"></I>Do you qualify for tax credits or deferrals?</A></H3> <DIV id="collapse23" class="section collapse"> <P><A href="https://www.canada.ca/en/revenue-agency/services/child-family-benefits/gsthstc-eligibility.html" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Learn about the Goods and Services Tax Credit payment</A></P> </DIV> <H1> <B>Assistance for property owners&nbsp;</B></H1> <P>You may be eligible to defer your mortgage payments due to suspension of evictions and rent hikes.</P> <H3> <A data-toggle="collapse" href="#collapse25" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"><I class="on-right icon-caret-right"></I>Do you own property?</A></H3> <DIV id="collapse25" class="section collapse"> <P>Property owners facing financial stress may be eligible for mortgage payment deferral up to 6 months.</P> <P>To find out more, visit the <A href="https://www.cmhc-schl.gc.ca/en/finance-and-investing/mortgage-loan-insurance/the-resource/covid19-understanding-mortgage-payment-deferral" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Canada Mortgage and Housing Cooperation website here.</A></P> </DIV> <H1> <B>Assistance for Canadians with disabilities</B></H1> <P>Canadians with disabilities may be eligible for additional financial support</P> <H3> <A data-toggle="collapse" href="#collapse27" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"><I class="on-right icon-caret-right"></I>Do you qualify for disability support?</A></H3> <DIV id="collapse27" class="section collapse"> <P><A href="https://pm.gc.ca/en/news/backgrounders/2020/06/05/new-supports-canadians-disabilities-address-challenges-related-covid" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Learn about the Disability Tax Credit and COVID-19 top-up amount</A></P> <P><A href="https://www.canada.ca/en/services/benefits/covid19-emergency-benefits/one-time-payment-persons-disabilities.html" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">One-time payment for persons with disabilities</A></P> </DIV> <H2>Related information:</H2> <P> <A href="https://turbotax.community.intuit.ca/community/tax-topics/help/cerb-crb-tax-info-centre/00/1753057" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">CERB/CRB Tax Info Centre</A></P> <P> <A href="https://turbotax.community.intuit.ca/questions/1989451" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">How will receiving CERB benefits impact my taxes next year?</A></P> <P> <A href="https://turbotax.community.intuit.ca/questions/2037451" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">How do I know if I need to repay CERB or EI benefits?</A></P> <P> <A href="https://turbotax.community.intuit.ca/questions/2037388" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">How to return or repay the CERB</A></P> <P> <A href="https://www.canada.ca/en/revenue-agency/news/newsroom/tax-tips/tax-tips-2020/filing-2019-taxes-covid19-crisis.html" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">CRA guide to filing your 2019 taxes</A></P> <P class=""> <A class="sc-kAzzGY BNllF" href="https://turbotax.intuit.ca/tips/what-to-know-about-covid-19-and-your-taxes-11110" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">What to know about COVID-19 and your taxes</A></P>
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We recognize that with the rapidly evolving COVID-19 (Coronavirus) situation in Canada, these are uncertain times for everyone. At TurboTax, we're here to help. We've created the COVID-19 Tax Info Centre as a quick-reference resource to house any and all information related to how the pandemic may impact your tax filing experience. This hub will be updated in real-time as information becomes available, so be sure to check back to be kept up-to-date during this fluid situation. Answers to commonly asked questions: What is the government of Canada doing to help? How are taxpayers being helped during the COVID-19 outbreak? What services and programs are available to me? What kind of income support is available? Both federal and provincial governments have provided a variety of programs and benefits for those in need of financial assistance during the Covid-19 pandemic. Below is a list of federal programs designed to help. More information about assistance specific to your province can be found by visiting you local government website. Employment Insurance (EI) Canada Recovery Sickness Benefit (CRSB) Canada Recovery Benefit (CRB) What is the Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB)? Understanding the Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB), and who qualifies What is the differenc...
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