Manitoba is expanding measures to help residents and businesses affected by the COVID-19 situation.

Finance Minister Scott Fielding made the announcement today, saying “Manitoba’s small- and medium-sized businesses continue to face a challenging economic situation caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and we want to help them further by giving them more time to submit provincial taxes.”

The province is now extending the April and May filing deadlines for small and medium-sized businesses to June.

Businesses will now have up to three additional months to remit retail sales taxes and the payroll tax.

The province is also continuing to postpone non-urgent eviction hearings and suspending any rent increases scheduled to take effect in June.