Error gives 5 more days to file taxes in Canada

Canadians have been given five extra days to file their 2014 income tax returns, thanks to a “human error” at the Canada Revenue Agency.

Last Friday, the CRA issued a statement saying the deadline for filing tax returns electronically was May 5 at 3 a.m.

That was a mistake.

On Monday, the agency issued a new statement, saying the deadline was, in fact, April 30.

But the damage was done. Too many people — from individual tax filers to tax accounting professionals — saw the first release, assumed it was correct and adjusted their efforts accordingly.

See details on CBC

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