Get Ready for the 2017 Tax-Filing Season
The Government of Canada is committed to making the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) more client-focused and helpful. With tax-filing season upon us, we want to make sure that Canadians have enough information to meet their tax obligations and receive the benefits and credits to which they may be entitled. To this end, we are asking for your help.
Below are links to where you can get details to help support your constituents with common tax-filing questions like when is the filing deadline this year, who has to file, and more. We encourage you to share this information with them. Please also use the available CRA resources–including the Get Ready webpage and video, or the shareable Tax tips, infographics, audio clips and videos available in the Tax-filing season information and media kit–to ensure Canadians have what they need to do their taxes.
Thank you for helping Canadians “get ready” for the 2017 tax-filing season.
|Deadline to file
For most Canadians the deadline to do their 2016 taxes is April 30, 2017.
|Who has to file?
All Canadians must file a return if they owe tax for 2016, or if several other situations apply
|Receiving benefits and credits
To receive, or continue receiving, benefits and credits, Canadians and their spouses or common-law partners must file their income tax and benefit return on time every year, even if they have no income in the year and keep their personal information up to date with the CRA.
|Need help completing a tax return?
Through the Community Volunteer Income Tax Program, community organizations host free tax preparation clinics and arrange for volunteers to prepare income tax and benefit returns for eligible individuals.
The CRA has prepared an information and media kit that can be used to help Canadians through tax-filing season.
The Honourable Diane Lebouthillier
Minister of National Revenue
Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of National Revenue