General Income Tax and Benefit Guide - 2017
5000-G(E) Rev. 17
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Table of contents
- What's new for 2017?
- Completing your return
- Getting started
- Do you have to file a return?
- Which forms book should you use?
- Filing deadlines, penalties and interest
- How to file your return
- Benefits for individuals and families
- Online services
- Step 1 – Identification and other information
- Step 2 – Total income
- Step 3 – Net Income
- Step 4 – Taxable income
- Step 5 – Federal tax and provincial or territorial tax
- Step 6 – Refund or balance owing
- After you file
- For more information
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