Thanks to a mistake made by the Canada Revenue Agency, Canadians rushing to get their taxes done have been granted a bit more time!

The CRA has admitted to human error which resulted in sending out an incorrect notice to tax preparers across the country that said this year’s income tax filing deadline is May 5, instead of April 30th.

The bootom line is that Canadians who file their taxes after April 30, but before May 5, won’t see any kind of penalty.

Revenue Minister Kerry-Lynne Findlay “has made it clear that this incorrect information is unacceptable,” the CRA said.

You may remember last year around this time, the CRA extended the tax deadline to May 5 after the Heartbleed computer bug forced the agency to shut down its E-File system.

The not so great news is whatever the deadline, you still have to file!


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