Government tells workers: wait until February 28 to print tax slips

Fix Phoenix Pay System

On February 22, the federal government provided an update on the Phoenix pay system. To ensure that public service workers receive the correct information, they encouraged all workers impacted by Phoenix to wait until February 28 to print their tax slips. After that, employees are to file their taxes as usual.

As tax season approached, PSAC foresaw more issues with Phoenix coming. We told the government to have a clear process in place. Because of this pressure, and meetings we had with the government, they are now prepared to issue amended tax slips as needed. The Canada Revenue Agency has also made an online Questions and Answers (Q&A) available, as well as a dedicated telephone support line.

However, PSAC remains concerned about the potential impact on our members. We encourage our members to review their tax slips carefully and report any inaccuracies or concerns.

In the wake of our campaign to #FixPhoenix, the government  agreed to compensate public service workers for Phoenix-related losses. Members can still submit a claim for additional tax-related costs that they incur because of Phoenix problems.

It’s been a year. Fix Phoenix.

On Friday, February 24th, to mark the anniversary of the Phoenix payroll system and its continuing problems, PSAC members across Canada will let the Liberal government know that one year of pay problems is one year too many. We invite you to check out the list of ways you can participate, as well as our Phoenix tool kit.


February 23, 2017