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CRA Prescribed Rate Steady at 1% for Q2 of 2013 - by Deb MacPherson 

Canadian Tax Adviser


February 05, 2013


Deb MacPherson
Calgary, National Enterprise Tax Leader


The CRA prescribed income tax interest rates for taxable benefits, overpaid taxes and underpaid taxes for the second quarter of 2013 (April 1- June 30, 2013) will remain unchanged.

Currently, the rate for penalties and interest on overdue income taxes is 5%. The prescribed rate for refunds of overpaid tax is 3% for non-corporate taxpayers (1% for corporate taxpayers), and the prescribed rate that applies to taxable benefits for employees and shareholders from interest-free and low-interest loans is 1%.


Prescribed rates for 2012 and 2013 are as follows:


For more information, contact your KPMG adviser.






Information is current to February 05, 2013. The information contained in this publication is of a general nature and is not intended to address the circumstances of any particular individual or entity. Although we endeavour to provide accurate and timely information, there can be no guarantee that such information is accurate as of the date it is received or that it will continue to be accurate in the future. No one should act upon such information without appropriate professional advice after a thorough examination of the particular situation. For more information, contact KPMG's National Tax Centre at 416.777.8500


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