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Over the last few weeks, the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) has been sending letters to Canadians who might need to repay COVID-19 benefits that they didn't qualify for. And, the penalties for not paying up can be pretty serious.

Back in May, the federal government announced that they would be contacting people who received certain COVID-19 benefits to ensure that they were eligible to receive them.

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It's official. All of Canada's remaining COVID-19 emergency benefits have ended and there are apparently no plans to bring them back.

Saturday, May 7 was the last day that Canadians were able to claim any of a number of support benefits, including the Canada Worker Lockdown Benefit, the Canada Recovery Sickness Benefit and the Canada Recovery Caregiving Benefit.

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Confused about the impact of your COVID-19 benefits at tax time? Don't worry! The Canada Revenue Agency has shared a list of everything Canadians should know this year, and it answers a lot of questions.

On February 10, the federal government shared a notice outlining the upcoming tax-filing season.

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The federal government has laid out its plans to extend the Canada Worker Lockdown Benefit by an additional month, meaning more Canadians would remain eligible for the money for longer.

In a notice on Wednesday, February 9, the Department of Finance Canada announced its intention to "extend enhanced key support programs to ensure Canadians are protected and workers and businesses continue to get help through ongoing public health restrictions."

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The Canada Revenue Agency is getting in touch with "thousands" more Canadians to verify their eligibility for the Canada Emergency Response Benefit and warn them about possible CERB repayments.

In a statement shared with Narcity on January 27, a spokesperson confirmed that letters have been sent to people who may have claimed the benefit in 2020 without actually being eligible.

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