Failure to remit and late remittances
We can assess a penalty on the amount you failed to remit when:
- you deduct the amounts, but do not remit them; or
- we receive the amounts you deducted after the due date.
If the remittance due date is a Saturday, Sunday, or Canadian public holiday, your remittance is due on the next business day.
The penalty for remitting late is:
- 3% if the amount is one to three days late;
- 5% if it is four or five days late;
- 7% if it is six or seven days late; and
- 10% if it is more than seven days late or if no amount is remitted.
We consider a non-sufficient funds (NSF) cheque to be a failure to remit and will automatically apply a penalty, as well as an administrative charge.
If you are subject to this penalty more than once in a calendar year, we may assess a 20% penalty to the second or later failures if they were made knowingly or under circumstances of gross negligence.
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