The CRA Has No Plans To Cancel CERB Repayments Government Official Confirms
Some Canadians may owe thousands in repayments.
Despite calls from some politicians to cancela federal government official has made it clear that the CRA has no plans to do so.
Speaking during a House of Commons human resources committee on Thursday evening, Employment Minister Carla Qualtrough confirmed that the Canada Revenue Agency is reviewing applications for the CERB.
We are not currently contemplating an amnesty, but we are looking to find ways to minimize the impact.
Describing the process as “difficult,” she added, “I remain as committed as ever to working with citizens in a dignified way on repayment plans.”
However, Qualtrough confirmed there won't be an "amnesty” for Canadians who need to repay.
Instead, she said the CRA is looking for other ways to “minimize the impact” for those who may need to repay thousands of dollars.
This includes offering applicants more time to return the money and more flexibility to repay.
While the agency is not enforcingbefore 2021, they’re advising Canadians who owe money to return it before January 1 so that it doesn’t impact their taxes next year.
The employment minister’s comments came just days before one Canadian revealed she owedin CERB and CRB repayments.
On Tuesday, Green Party leader Annamie Paul called on the federal government todescribing the move as "heartless, unreasonable and unfair."
She also said the application process leftabout their eligibility.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has promised towhen it comes to returning the benefits.