Completing a tax return
When preparing your tax return, you may have to refer to other guides, or complete some schedules and other forms which have more detailed information. To help you determine which you will need, see Other guides, schedules and forms you may need to complete your income tax and benefit return.
If you are an immigrant, an emigrant or a non-resident of Canada, see Individuals – Leaving or entering Canada and non-residents for help in completing your tax return.
For more information, including What's new for 2020?, go to the Federal Income Tax and Benefit Guide 2020.
- Personal and address information
How to complete the identification area.
- Personal income
Find out how to report all types of personal income.
- Deductions, credits, and expenses
Find out all deductions, credits, and expenses you are eligible for.
- Tax slips
T4 slips, T5 slips, T3, T2202, RC62, RC210, and RRSP contribution receipt.
- Provincial and territorial tax and credits for individuals
- Filing due dates for the 2020 tax return
Find out standard processing times
With the Check CRA Processing Times tool, you can quickly find out when you can expect us to complete your request or get back to you. To use the tool, select the relevant information from the drop-down menus, and it will display a target time for your request to be done or the length of time we expect it will take, based on our service standards.
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