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Newfoundland and Labrador Extends Tax Return Filing Deadlines

Tax Development Jun 11, 2020

The Newfoundland and Labrador government has issued news release NR2020/06/08, “Public Advisory: Further Extension of Tax Return Filing Deadlines,” which indicates the province is extending the tax return filing deadlines for an additional two-month period with tax returns and remittances for the February to June 2020 reporting periods now being due on August 20, 2020.

This filing extension, provided because of the COVID-19 pandemic, applies to all tax returns except for those required from interjurisdictional carriers, including the tax returns applicable to:

  • Gasoline Tax
  • Carbon Tax
  • Health and Post-Secondary Education Tax
  • Insurance Companies Tax
  • Mining and Mineral Rights Tax
  • Tax on Insurance Premiums
  • Tobacco Tax

The publication also indicates that taxpayers struggling to comply with their tax obligations, because of the pandemic, may submit a written request to obtain remissions of applicable interest and penalties.