Enjoy the benefits of filing on time and online

Filing your income tax and benefit return on time helps prevent delays in receiving your benefits and credit payments. If you have a balance owing, paying on time helps you avoid possible interest and penalty charges.

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Filing on time and online

When you file online, NETFILE-certified tax preparation software guides you through the process, does all the calculations for you, and helps to ensure you don’t miss out on any credits and benefits you are eligible for! If you are fully registered for My Account, you can use the Auto-fill my return service to automatically fill in parts of your current and prior year income tax and benefit return, making the online filing process even simpler.

If you file electronically and are registered for online mail, you could receive the results of your assessment immediately after you file and your notice of assessment within 24 hours using the Express NOA service.

Join the 84% of Canadians who already benefit with online filing! The CRA’s online services are fast, easy-to-use, and secure. For more information about filing online, go to cra.gc.ca/getready.

If you don’t file on time, your benefit and credit payments such as the Canada child benefit (CCB) and the goods and services tax/harmonized sales tax (GST/HST) credit, could be interrupted or stopped.


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