If you’ve already filed your 2021 tax return and claimed one of these two credits, your return’s processing will be delayed in both assessment and refund disbursement:
- Eligible Educator School Supply Tax Credit
- Return of Fuel Charge Proceeds to Farmers Tax Credit (Form T2043)
This administrative delay is due to proposed legislation not yet being approved and enacted. Additional information on this issue can be found on the CRA website, under the heading, Reminder – Legislative changes for April 20, 2022.
If you have not yet filed and wish to file your return without further delay, you can opt to not claim these credits, and proceed through the rest of the filing process. Any eligible amounts for each credit will then no longer be applied to your return, and your return will not be subjected to the administrative delay.
You have the option to ReFILE your return later to claim these credits and receive any amount owed to you from them.
Note: The Farmers Tax Credit is automatically added to your return for TurboTax Online users when selecting “Farming”, from the list of self-employed income categories.