Due dates and payment dates - Personal income tax

Find key dates including filing due dates, payment deadlines, and dates for receiving credits and benefit payments from the CRA.

Filing dates for 2020 taxes

  • Mar 1, 2021: Deadline to contribute to a RRSP, PRPP, or SPP
  • Apr 30, 2021: Deadline to file your taxes
  • Jun 15, 2021: Deadline to file your taxes if you or your spouse or common-law partner are self-employed

Payment date for 2020 taxes

  • Apr 30, 2021: Deadline to pay your taxes

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Filing due dates for your 2020 tax return

Filing due date is April 30 for most taxpayers, June 15 for self-employed, may vary for a deceased person’s return

Payment deadline for 2020 taxes

Pay your balance owing on or before April 30 to avoid interest and penalties, find payment options to pay your taxes

Interest and penalties

How much interest is charged, when interest starts being applied to unpaid amounts, late-filing and other penalties

Non-residents filing due dates for the 2020 tax returns

Filing due date is April 30 for most non-residents, June 15 for self-employed, may vary for a deceased person’s return

Instalment payment deadlines for 2021

Payment deadlines for quarterly instalment payments for next year's taxes

GST/HST credit payment dates

List of dates when the CRA will send quarterly GST/HST credit payments to you

Canada Child Benefit (CCB) payment dates

List of dates when the CRA will send your monthly CCB payments

RRSP, RDSP, HBP, and LLP contribution and withdrawal dates

Deadlines for opening savings plans, contributions, and making withdrawals from your plans

Excess RRSP, PRPP, or SPP contributions filing and payment due dates

File and pay your balance on a T1-OVP return for RRSP, PRPP, and SPP excess contributions on or before March 31

Balance due date for a deceased person's final return

Due date may vary on a balance owing for a deceased person’s final return, depending on the date of death

Trust Income Tax Return (T3) payment deadline

Pay balance owing on taxes within 90 days after the trust’s tax year-end

TFSA payment deadline for taxes owed

If taxes are applicable on your TFSA, filing and payment deadline is June 30 of the following year

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