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An introduction to a basic income tax and benefit return. What you need to report, how to claim deductions and tax credits, and finding out whether you will get a refund or owe tax.


Basics of a tax return

The 6 steps for all tax returns, and how to file electronically.

Time to complete: about 8 minutes


Reporting your income

What income and information slips are, and how to report your income on your tax return.

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