Tax Tips from the CRA

The 2022 tax-filing season has arrived, and we at the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) are here to help you while we keep COVID-19’s continued impact on Canadians top of mind. This includes helping you get timely and accessible information to file your income tax and benefit return, as well as continuously improving our services to better support you. Find the help you need to get ready and access the benefits, credits, and deductions you may be entitled to, by viewing the tips and links below. Remember, the deadline for most Canadians to file is April 30, 2022 (May 2, 2022 since April 30 is a Saturday).

Online services are fast, secure and convenient

File online using certified tax software and sign up for direct deposit to avoid mailing delays, and get your refund, benefits, and credits faster.

Last year, over 91% of Canadians filed their returns online. It’s that convenient!

Home office expenses for employees

Entering COVID-19 benefit payments on your tax return

Do you have a balance owing?

Benefits, credits, and deductions

Are you, your spouse or common-law partner self-employed?

The deadline for self-employed individuals and their spouse or common-law partner to file is June 15, 2022. All taxes owed must still be paid by April 30, 2022 (May 2, 2022, since April 30 is a Saturday). If you need to better understand your tax obligations, possible business deductions, and how to avoid common tax errors, we’re here to help you through virtual meetings with our Liaison Officer service.

More questions?

Learn about online filing, deadlines, and helpful links by visiting our Get ready to do your taxes and Learn about your taxes pages. Also, for answers to common questions, check out our questions and answers about filing your taxes page.

Need help?

If you have a modest income, a simple tax situation and require assistance, a volunteer from the Community Volunteer Income Tax Program (or Income Tax Assistance – Volunteer Program in Quebec) may be able to complete and file your tax return for free. Services are currently being offered both in-person and through virtual means such as video-conferencing. To find a clinic, please visit our website.

Want to help?

Consider becoming a volunteer if you want to help others get their benefits and credits.

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