The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) strike in 2023 caused some disruptions and delays in tax services. However, it’s important to stay informed and proactive during these situations to ensure a smooth tax filing process. In this blog post, we will address common questions, provide updates on the CRA strike, and offer tips to help you navigate tax season effectively.
Key Information: Represented by the Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC), over 35,000 CRA employees went on strike as of April 19, 2023. Their primary demands included higher wages and increased job security as their contract was up for renewal. However, a tentative deal has been reached between PSAC and the federal government, and union members returned to work on May 4, 2023.
Impact on Tax Returns and Benefits
During the strike, certain services, such as contacting the CRA call centres and processing tax returns and benefits, experienced delays. This meant longer wait times for assistance and potential delays in receiving tax refunds, especially for those who filed by paper. However, it’s worth noting that tax returns were still due on May 1, 2023, and the CRA did not announce any extension to the filing deadline.
How can we help?
We are aware that the tax season can be difficult, especially in light of the recent CRA strike. However, our online portal was specifically developed to streamline the tax filing process for our clients.
We strongly encourage our clients to use our online portal to electronically submit their tax information, track the progress of their return, and access essential forms. Additionally, we can help our clients access important CRA resources, such as tax guides, FAQs, and updates on tax regulations through our portal.
If you haven’t already, we suggest you to explore the features of our portal and take advantage of this valuable resource.
Subscribe to Our Newsletter for Tax Updates: In conclusion, although the recent CRA strike caused some disruptions, it is crucial to stay proactive and informed during tax season. Filing your taxes on time, and monitoring your return status are important steps to ensure a smooth tax filing experience. To stay updated with the latest tax news, we invite you to subscribe to our newsletter.
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