Federal & Provincial Information
Important child care subsidy changes
Subsidy rate increases – Effective August 1, 2020
Effective August 1, 2020, the maximum child care subsidy rates have increased. Additionally, the model for calculating a child's approved subsidy amount has simplified.
Please see the following link for more information:
Federal Tax Payment Deadline Extensions and Quick Facts
July 27, 2020
The Canada Revenue Agency announces an extension to the payment deadline and offers interest relief on outstanding tax debts during the COVID-19 pandemic
For more information visit:
Benefits payments for eligible Canadians
to continue until Fall 2020
As announced by the Honourable Diane Lebouthillier, Minister of National Revenue, on May 15, 2020, the CRA has extended benefit payments until the end of September for those who are unable to file their 2019 tax return on time. For individuals who already receive the Canada child benefit, the GST/HST credit, or both, their estimated payments will be based on the information from their 2018 tax return.
In addition, as noted in the Prime Minister’s News Release on May 12, 2020, this also applies to temporarily extending GIS and Allowance payments if seniors’ 2019 income information has not been assessed.
If you are unable to file your 2019 return in time for it to be assessed by early September 2020, the estimated benefits and/or credits will stop in October 2020. Your will then be advised to repay the estimated amounts that were issued to you starting in July 2020.
The CRA encourages Canadians to file their tax returns by June 1, 2020 or as soon as possible in order to receive the right amount of benefits based on their 2019 tax return, and in order to ensure continuity of benefits beyond September 2020.
Supporting Canadians through the next phase of the economy re-opening: Increased access to EI and recovery benefits
The Government of Canada is continuing to take significant and decisive action to support Canadians and protect jobs during the ongoing global COVID-19 pandemic. The Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) was an important and necessary temporary response to support Canadians who had to stop working due to the pandemic. As we safely restart Canada’s economy, the Government will be transitioning to a simplified Employment Insurance (EI) program, effective September 27, 2020, to provide income support to those who remain unable to work and are eligible, and introducing a new suite of temporary and taxable recovery benefits to further support workers. While the Government prepares for this transition, and to ensure support continues for Canadians whose employment has been impacted by the pandemic, the CERB will be extended by an additional four weeks, providing a new maximum of up to 28 weeks of benefits.
For more information see www.Canada.ca
How to Register for a CRA my account: https://youtu.be/xW_1xRux6bw
Alberta Works 403-740-4320
EI Information 1-800-206-7218
EI Sickness Benefit 1-833-381-2725
EI Reporting 1-800-531-7555
Employment Insurance Internet Reporting Service:https://www.canada.ca/en/services/benefits/ei/ei-internet-reporting.html
Accessing Provincial Supports
MyAlberta Digital ID- April 1, 2020
We would encourage those who may need access to provincial assistance during the COVID-19 crisis to start the process.
About MyAlberta Digital ID:
A secure way to verify who you are online
Your single, verified online identity. Safe, secure, and backed by the Government of Alberta.
What is MyAlberta Digital ID?
It’s a free account that lets you prove who you are online without paper documents or face-to-face visits. MyAlberta Digital ID gives you seamless access to a growing range of government sites and services, while protecting your information and privacy.
Here is the link to create an account: