If a corporation (including a for-profit or nonprofit corporation) fails to deduct, withhold, remit or pay amounts held in trust for the Receiver General for Canada (CPP, EI and GST/HST), the directors of the corporation at the time may be held personally liable along with the corporation to pay the amount due. This amount includes penalties and interest.

Where the directors take appropriate steps to ensure the corporation makes the necessary deductions or remittances, Canada Revenue Agency will not hold the directors personally responsible.