Get ready to do your taxes – Personal income tax
It is important to file an income tax and benefit return in order to apply for and receive benefits and credits you are entitled to.
If you aren't sure if you should file, go to who should file a tax return.
Steps to get ready for 2020 taxes
How to report your benefit amounts, issues with tax slips, payment options, and interest relief if you owe 2020 taxes.
Changes to taxes and improvements to services for individuals and families for the 2020 tax year.
Get your documents ready
Gather tax slips, receipts, and other supporting documents, including self-employment income, foreign investments, assets, or other earnings.
Filing and payment due dates for taxes, contributions, instalment payments, and any amounts you may owe.
Filing dates for 2020 taxes
- Feb 22, 2021: Earliest you can file online
- 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
Ways to file your taxes online, by paper, or have someone else complete them for you.
Keep your CRA information up-to-date
Know your rights, entitlements, and obligations as a taxpayer when dealing with the CRA.
How to complete and file your taxes, report income, claim deductions, credits, and expenses.
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