CRA has suspended: dealing with Objections; and audits where statute-barring is not imminent
CRA expanded on the comment in the Finance Release on COVID-19 that “For the vast majority of taxpayers, the CRA will temporarily suspend audit interaction with taxpayers and representatives,” stating:
Interaction with taxpayers will be limited to those cases where the legal deadline to reassess a tax return is approaching, and in cases of high risk GST/HST refund claims that require some contact before they can be paid out.
CRA also stated:
Collections activities on new debts will be suspended until further notice, and flexible payment arrangements will be available. …
With respect to objections related to … tax matters [other than re entitlement to benefits and credits] filed by individuals and businesses, the CRA is currently holding these accounts in abeyance. No collection action will be taken with respect to these accounts during this period of time.