Income tax review? You’ve got this!

An income tax review is easier than you think! These reviews help confirm that income amounts, deductions, and credits are reported correctly, and can be properly supported.

It’s okay.

If you receive a letter from the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) telling you that your income tax return is being reviewed, don’t panic. A review is not a tax audit. In most cases, it’s simply a routine check to ensure that the information you provided on your return is correct.

We’re here to help.

It’s important that you reply and send all the information requested as soon as possible. This will help the CRA review your file quickly and efficiently. If you need help, we’ll work with you to answer any questions or concerns you may have. Go to our Responding to us page or give us a call right away at the number provided in the letter we sent you.

Why me?

You’re not alone. We review about 3 million income tax returns every year to make sure income amounts, deductions, and credits are reported correctly, and can be properly supported. Go to our How tax returns are selected page for more information.

Can’t get the documents we’re asking for?

The request from us might ask for documents or receipts. If you can’t provide these, let us know and we’ll help you find an alternative. Go to our Responding to us page for more information or call the number provided in the letter we sent you.

Need more time to respond?

If you’re running late or can’t get the documents requested by the due date, give us a call right away at the number provided in your letter to let us know you need more time. Then, go to our Responding to us page to get started.

Watch for important notices and review letters.

Some important notices and review letters may be waiting for you. Watch your mail, email inbox, and check your online mail on My Account.

To make sure you’re getting our letters, notices, and other important correspondence, let us know right away if you move or change your address. If you’re registered for online mail, you should also tell us if your email address has changed.

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