Final Statistics Explanatory Notes

The 2012 edition, the Final Statistics present data based on the universe of all 2010 tax year returns filed and processed up to June 30, 2012. The most recent assessment is used in the compilation of the statistics. Thus, for returns that have been reassessed, the most current reassessed values are used in the tables.

The new reports contain Tables 1 to 5A.They use data from personal tax returns filed two years earlier. For example, the 2012 edition of the tables analyzes returns from the 2010 tax year, which generally had to be filed by the end of April 2011. The number of items in Tables 2-5A has been expanded and now present data for 111 items. All counts and amounts in this publication are subject to revision

Confidentiality procedures

To ensure the protection of taxfiler information, data have been suppressed where warranted. As well, counts are rounded to the nearest multiple of 10. For example, 104 would be rounded to 100 and 105 would be rounded to 110. Dollar amounts have been rounded to the nearest thousand in Tables 2 to 5A, and to the nearest million in Table 1. Totals may not add up due to rounding or suppression.

Data source

Data were taken from income returns and related schedules filed by individual for the 2010 tax year. Tax filers used the following types of returns for the 2010 tax year:

  • T1 General
  • T1 Special (condensed and simplified version of the General)
  • T1S-A (for seniors)
  • T1S-C, Credit and Benefit Return
  • T1S-D, Credit and Benefit Return (for Indians registered, or eligible to be registered, under the Indian Act).
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