FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
OTTAWA: Gerald Soroka, Member of Parliament for Yellowhead is pleased to advise that qualifying organizations can apply directly for the new Canada Emergency Rent Subsidy (CERS) through the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) without the need to claim the assistance through their landlords. Applicants can claim the subsidy retroactively for the period that began on September 27 and ended on October 24, 2020. Applications for the second CERS period (October 25 to November 21, 2020) will open on November 30.
Organizations can include rent and other eligible amounts already paid in respect of a claim period as well as amounts that are payable for the claim period when submitting their CERS applications. Amounts that are not paid at the time of the application will have to be paid no later than 60 days after payment of the subsidy.
CRA will collect applications over the coming days and, on November 30, process applications received to date. Qualifying organizations whose claims successfully clear the CRA’s automated verification system and that are registered for direct deposit should expect to begin receiving payments starting on December 4.
Link to: My Business Account portal: https://www.canada.ca/en/revenue-agency/services/e-services/e-services-businesses/business-account.html
Link to: Represent a Client portal: https://www.canada.ca/en/revenue-agency/services/e-services/represent-a-client.html
More information can be found at: https://www.canada.ca/en/revenue-agency/services/subsidy/emergency-rent-subsidy/cers-how-apply.html