Your province or territory of residence

Your province or territory of residence is the province or territory where you lived or of which you were considered to be a factual resident on December 31, 2016.

We need this information to calculate your taxes and credits correctly. For more information, see Which forms book should you use?.

You can get most of our publications from Forms and publications

You can get the General guide and forms book for a particular province or territory from any postal outlet or Service Canada outlet in that province or territory beginning in February, or you can call us at 1-800-959-8281.

Completing your tax return

On page 1 of your tax return, in the "Information about your residence" area:

  • on the first line, enter the province or territory where you lived or were considered to be a factual resident on December 31, 2016;
  • on the second line, enter the province or territory where you live now, if it is different from your mailing address. We need this information to calculate provincial or territorial credits and benefits you may be entitled to receive;
  • on the third line, if you were self-employed in 2016, enter the province or territory where you had a permanent business establishment;
  • on the last line, if you became or ceased to be a resident of Canada for income tax purposes during 2016, indicate your date of entry or departure.
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