Get ready to do your taxes

Doing your taxes is easier than you think. There are many services available to help you this tax season.

Need your information slips? No problem.

Getting your information slips is easier with My Account

Gather your information slips (such as your T4s), your receipts, your previous tax year's notice of assessment, and a copy of last year's return to use as a model.

You should have received most of your slips and receipts by the end of February. If you can't get a slip to do your tax return or if you don't receive your slips, you may be able to get them in My Account.

Get a copy of your tax slips

Ways to do your taxes

Do your taxes online

View the list of software options. These are software packages from private companies, some of which are free. Follow the directions to install the software and enter your tax information when the software asks you to. 

The CRA's Auto-fill my return feature is available through all NETFILE-certified software for the 2019 tax year. This secure service automatically fills in certain parts of your income tax and benefit return. The service will save you time and reduce possible typing errors in filling your return. To use the service, you must be registered for My Account.

Find certified tax software

Get someone to do your taxes for free

If you have a modest income and simple taxes, a volunteer at a free tax clinic may be able to complete your return. Free tax clinics are generally offered between February and April across Canada, while some are open year-round.

Find out if you're eligible for help at a free tax clinic

Looking for more information on how to do your taxes?

Follow this step-by-step guide on how to do your taxes

Once you're ready to do your taxes, check out our step-by-step guide to get started. You will find the information you need, including a link to all the benefits and credits you may be entitled to. This page also includes instructions on how to send a payment if you owe taxes or change your return if you made a mistake.

Guide to doing your 2019 taxes

Find out if you are eligible for benefits and credits

You may be eligible for certain benefits and credits, such as the Canada child benefit, the GST/HST credit, and related provincial or territorial benefits and credits.

Claim your deductions, tax credits, and expenses

Increase your refund or reduce the amount of tax you pay by claiming your deductions, expenses, and tax credits.

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Understand your rights and obligations and find out what benefits and credits you may be entitled to.

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