Two additional details regarding payment deferral

March 31, 2020

We have received two important additional details regarding payment deferral. 

  1. Payment of Excise Tax (alcohol, tobacco, etc.) will NOT be deferred. A Customs Notice outlining this decision, including a revised payment due date for excise tax amounts on the March SOA and a waiver of the interest and penalty is expected within the next week.
  2. A final decision has not been made regarding whether non-resident importers (NRIs) will be eligible for deferral of payment. If the decision is made to exclude NRIs from payment deferral, a new payment due date will be set for the March SOA and there will be a related waiver of the penalty and interest.

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Acts, Regulations, Policies & Decisions / Customs Notices (CNs) / Release / COVID-19 / Entry & Payment
Information Source: 
Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) / Canadian Society of Customs Brokers (CSCB) / Obtained by CSCB on behalf of members
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