Individuals – Tax information newsletter, Edition 2018-02

April 11, 2018

1. Make your life easier: Change your return online with ReFILE

The ReFILE service now lets you change your return using your preferred certified filing software. Make sure you receive your notice of assessment before sending a change through ReFILE.

One of the best features of the ReFILE service is that it allows you to view your estimated tax results based on your changes made. Each successful change will also receive a confirmation of receipt from the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA), allowing you to rest easy knowing that the change is being processed.

2. Seniors: Ready to do your taxes? Make sure you’re receiving your benefits and credits!

The CRA wants to make sure that you are receiving the benefits and credits you are eligible for. As a senior, here are some of the most common things that you could claim on your income tax and benefit return at tax time.

3. Did you know you may be eligible to claim medical expenses?

You can reduce the amount of federal tax you pay by claiming a non-refundable tax credit on a wide variety of medical expenses.

You may be able to claim medical expenses for yourself, your spouse or common-law partner, your dependent children (under 18 years of age), and certain other dependants.

4. What to do when a loved one dies

Dealing with the death of a loved one is difficult. With this in mind, the CRA wants to help make filing their final tax return easier. This simple checklist will help you with the first few steps you should take.

5. Video: Filing online—fast, easy, and secure

This is a video which explains how to file an income tax and benefit return online, and the electronic services available to help taxpayers with that process.


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