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Canada Tax Court Extends Closure to Mid-July Because of Virus

May 28, 2020, 8:16 PM

Canada’s Tax Court will stay closed until July 17, Chief Justice Eugene P. Rossiter said in a notice posted Thursday.

If possible, the court will aim to sit during its summer recess, July 20 to Aug. 13, when appeals will be scheduled, the notice said. Sittings already scheduled after Aug. 17 will proceed.

  • Sittings and conference calls at the tribunal for tax disputes have been suspended since mid-March, in response to the coronavirus pandemic.
  • The court is considering “conducting proceedings related to litigation process, such as Case Management Conferences and Status Hearings, by phone or online” while it stays closed, the notice said.
  • Notices of appeal filed after the March 16 closure, up until 60 days after the day the court reopens, will be treated as having been filed with an application for extension, Rossiter said in a second notice posted Thursday. The notice included more details about deadlines.

To contact the reporters on this story: James Munson at correspondents@bloomberglaw.com; Isabel Gottlieb in Washington at igottlieb@bloombergtax.com

To contact the editors responsible for this story: Meg Shreve at mshreve@bloombergtax.com; Yuri Nagano at ynagano@bloombergtax.com

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