March 11th, 2021 - 7:57pm
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 11, 2021
MASSE DEMANDS THE GOVERNMENT FIX TAX RULES FOR CROSS BORDER WORKERS SO THEY ARE NOT PENALIZED FOR FOLLOWING PUBLIC HEALTH GUIDANCE DURING THE PANDEMIC
(OTTAWA) –Today, Brian Masse NDP MP (Windsor West), questioned the Minister for Revenue Canada in Question Period in the House of Commons regarding the international tax implications resulting from
Windsor, Tecumseh and Essex residents working from home in Canada and not in their American workspaces this past year. The Canada Revenue Agency needs to issue rules and guidance before the end
of the month so that individuals can make the US tax filing deadline of April 15, 2021, and to ensure that these cross border workers are not penalized into having to pay tens of thousands of dollars in extra taxes
for following the government’s public health guidelines.
Masse stated in the House of Commons:
In February, I warned this Government of cross border tax consequences of essential workers being told to work from home in Canada. Now, these workers could owe tens of thousands in taxes in Canada on top of the taxes they pay in the US. US tax problems are a historic issue in Windsor, Tecumseh and Essex caused by the Liberal government’s mismanagement.
Will this government fix this problem by the end of March, before the US tax deadline, and will they ensure workers are not punished for following this government’s advice?”
For additional information please contact Mohummed Peer (519) 982-8816