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Questions and Answers
How will COVID-19 impact the way I file my taxes this year?
We know that many Canadian taxpayers went through life changes in 2020 that will affect their tax return. Whether you lost your job, began working from home, or received government relief benefits (such as CERB, EI, etc) due to COVID-19, TurboTax walks you through how to report it on your tax return. It also points out credits you might not have known you were eligible for, including an up-to $400 work from home credit (that’s really easy to claim—you basically just need to enter the number of days you worked from home and the software does the rest).Learn more about how COVID-19 is impacting this year’s taxes.
How will CERB and other COVID-19 employment benefits impact my taxes?
If you received Canadian Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) or Canadian Recovery Benefit (CRB), you will receive a T4A slip; Employment Insurance recipients will receive a T4E. You will need to report this on your tax return so it can be added to your taxable income.Learn more about reporting these benefits on your taxes.
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