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Manitoba Announces Further Return Filing Extensions Because of COVID-19

Tax Development Jun 26, 2020

The Manitoba government has announced that the filing deadlines for Retail Sales Tax (RST) and the Health and Post-Secondary Education Tax Levy (HE Levy) will be extended further for small and medium-sized businesses with monthly remittances not exceeding $10,000.  Specifically, the April through September filing deadlines have been extended to October 20, 2020 for RST remittances and October 15, 2020 for HE Levy purposes.

Any business that qualifies for relief under one of these initiatives and was not able to file its February 2020 RST or HE Levy return by the required filing date will have the late filing penalty set aside and interest will not apply to any outstanding balance until the extended due date. 

Further details on the Manitoba tax payment deadline extensions can be found at:
Manitoba Information Notice RST 20-03, “Manitoba Government Extends Tax Deadlines”; and 
Manitoba Information Notice HE 20-01, “Government Extends Tax Deadlines”.

Manitoba has also revised Information Notice Fuel 20-04, extending the deadline for filing International Fuel Tax Agreement (IFTA) returns for the first and second quarters of 2020 because of the COVID-19 pandemic.  IFTA returns that would ordinarily have been due April 30, 2020 and July 31, 2020 will both be due on November 2, 2020.