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.