How are refunds held back (unpaid amounts) reconciled in the Tax Continuity Worksheet?

Andrew Skujins -

The refunds held back (unpaid amounts) are to identify any amounts included in the "opening receivable (payable)" that arose from a (re)assessment in a prior year, and the refund (payment) transaction was pending. Situations where this may apply include:

  • A refund held back due to an outstanding return not filed, and the CRA is awaiting its filing before releasing the funds.
  • An unpaid from the balance owing from a re(assessment) in a prior year was not yet paid.

As the most recent tax year cannot have an assessment/reassessment until the current year, this will never apply to the most recent tax year.

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