"Simple File: Let us help you get your benefits!" Credit and benefit short return

You may be able to file your taxes using our “Simple File: Let us help you get your benefits!” Credit and benefit short return form.

You can find out if this option is available to you by contacting your local friendship centre, community representative, band council office or a Northern Service Centre (if they don't have any forms on hand, they can order them for you).

NOTE: This form is not available to download.

You can use the “Simple File: Let us help you get your benefits!” Credit and benefit short return if all the following apply:


Residents of Quebec who qualify to use these forms will still need to file their Quebec tax return with Revenu Québec. In Quebec, the CRA and Revenu Québec work together to deliver the Federal and Provincial Individual tax filing assistance initiative. For information on filing a Quebec provincial tax return, contact Revenu Québec.

Free virtual tax clinics

If you would prefer to do your taxes with some support, you can look for a free virtual tax clinics hosted by a community organization near you. These free clinics are available for individuals with a modest income and a simple tax situation. Volunteers may be able to do your taxes for free, by videoconference, by phone, or through a document drop-off arrangement.

These virtual clinics will help you with your taxes while following physical distancing guidelines.

To find a free virtual tax clinic, please check our national directory or, if you live in Quebec, visit Income tax assistance – volunteer program.

More ways to do your taxes

If you would like to do your taxes yourself. Visit Ways to do your taxes to find an option that fits your needs.

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