Get ready to do your taxes – Personal income tax

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Find out what's new for the 2021 tax season and your filing and payment due dates. Begin by gathering your documents to report income and claim deductions, and choose how you want to file and send your completed tax return to the CRA.

Understand your rights as a taxpayer and who should file a tax return.

Steps to get ready for 2021 taxes

  1. Find out what's new

  2. Be aware of key dates for 2021 taxes

    Filing and payment due dates for taxes, contributions, instalment payments, and any amounts you may owe

    Filing dates for 2021 taxes

    • April 30, 2022 (May 2, 2022 since April 30 is a Saturday): Deadline to file your taxes
    • June 15, 2022: Deadline to file your taxes if you or your spouse or common-law partner are self-employed

    Payment date for 2021 taxes

    • April 30, 2022 (May 2, 2022 since April 30 is a Saturday): Deadline to pay your taxes
  3. Know what to report and claim

  4. Keep your CRA information up-to-date

  5. Ways to do your taxes

    File your taxes online or by paper, or find other options such as having someone else complete them for you:

    • NETFILE and EFILE Certified tax software (electronic filing)
    • Authorize a representative
    • Community volunteer tax clinic
    • Discounter (tax preparer)
    • File my Return - Automated phone line (by invitation only)
    • Tax filing assistance from a CRA agent
  6. Send us your completed tax return

    File your tax return online or mail us your completed tax return to your tax centre

  7. Make a payment or wait for your refund

  8. After you file your tax return

    Get your notice of assessment, find out the status of your refund, or make a change to your tax return

    To provide feedback on your filing experience or any other CRA service, go to Submit service feedback - Canada.ca

    To formally dispute your notice of assessment or reassessment, credit or benefit decision, you may want to file a notice of objection. To find out if this option is right for you, go to File an objection

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