Reminder notice: Withholding income tax at source for long- or short-term disability payments


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As communicated earlier this year in FOCUS update #462, Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) has determined that withholding income taxes at source from taxable long- and short-term disability (LTD and STD) benefit payments is required. 

In the coming weeks, as a follow-up to the initial September direct mail campaign providing notice of this change, Sun Life will be sending a final reminder notice to affected plan members. Nothing is required for you to communicate to your plan members in receipt of disability benefit payments, as we will do this for you.


Please contact your Client Service Administrator at 1-877-786-7227.