In light of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic the government of Saskatchewan is offering relief to businesses that are directly impacted by COVID-19.

The Ministry of Finance is allowing affected businesses who are unable to file their provincial tax return(s) by the due date to submit a request for relief from penalty and interest charges on return(s) filed late due to COVID-19.

Businesses should take immediate action in requesting relief from penalty and interest once they become aware that their provincial tax returns will not be filed on time due to COVID-19. It is currently unknown how long the government of Saskatchewan will offer such relief, in light of the ever-changing circumstances surrounding COVID-19.

Businesses requesting a penalty and interest waiver can submit their request electronically through the Saskatchewan eTax Service (SETS) by email or in writing to:

Ministry of Finance

Revenues Division

PO Box 200

Regina, SK S4P 2Z6

In submitting the written request for waiver of penalties and interest, the request should include the information pertaining to which provincial tax filing(s) will be filed late, the name of the business and relevant business number(s), and the circumstance surrounding how COVID-19 has prevented the provincial tax filing(s) from being filed on time. Requests should be marked as "COVID-19 Penalty and Interest Waiver" related.

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