‘Ottawa’ Canada Revenue Penalizes Ottawa Community Housing for Late Deductions Payment
Ottawa Community Housing has been penalized $23,844 because it missed a deadline for sending paycheque deductions to the Canada Revenue Agency.
The revelation is in a report to the OCH board of directors, who could be personally liable if the revenue agency doesn’t receive the pay deductions, which include income tax, Canadian Pension Plan payments and employment insurance.
OCH should have sent $341,637 to the revenue agency before Jan. 11 to cover off the payroll deductions for the last two weeks of 2016, but OCH sent the money on Jan. 17.
It’s the first time the remittances to the revenue agency have been filed late, according to OCH, which chalks it up to “an oversight in what is very much an automated process.”
Now, OCH is requiring payroll staff to confirm with management when they make the payments to the revenue agency.
OCH is trying to get out of paying the fine. The organization sent an application on Feb. 21 asking the revenue agency to waive the fee.