Get ready to file your 2016 income tax return


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Filing deadline: April 30, 2017

Most Canadian income tax and benefit returns for 2016 are due on April 30, 2017. However, as this date falls on Sunday this year, the CRA will consider your return filed on time and your payment made on time if they receive it by midnight on May 1, 2017, or if it is postmarked May 1, 2017.

You can file online as early as February 20, 2017.

If you or your spouse or common-law partner is self-employed, you have until June 15, 2017 to file your income tax and benefit returns.

Receiving benefit and credit payments

File your income tax and benefit return on time to make sure there are no interruptions to your Canada child benefit, GST/HST credit, and child disability benefit payment.

What's new for individuals

There are changes for individual taxpayers for the 2016 tax-filing season.

Doing your taxes

Step-by-step guide on how to file your income tax and benefit return.

Find certified tax software

Certified software and web applications, including some that are free, help you do your taxes.

Need a hand to complete your tax return?

Have a modest income and simple tax situation? Find a free tax preparation clinic in your area.

Claim your deductions, tax credits, and expenses

Increase your refund or reduce the amount of tax you must pay.

Get tax tips

Advice and information to help you through tax time.

Log in to My Account

Track your refund, change your personal information, sign up for Online mail, apply for benefits and more.

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Tax-filing season information and media kit

CRA resources help taxpayers understand their rights and obligations and receive the benefits and credits to which they are entitled.

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