Filing due dates for the 2015 tax return

Generally, your return for 2015 has to be filed on or before April 30, 2016.


If you file your return after April 30, 2016, your GST/HST credit (including any related provincial credits), Canada child tax benefit payments (including related provincial or territorial payments), and old age security benefit payments may be delayed.

Self-employed persons

If you or your spouse or common-law partner carried on a business in 2015 (other than a business whose expenditures are primarily in connection with a tax shelter), your return for 2015 has to be filed on or before June 15, 2016. However, if you have a balance owing for 2015, you have to pay it on or before April 30, 2016. For more information on how to make your payment, see Make a payment.

Exception to the due date of your return

When the due date falls on a Saturday, a Sunday, or a holiday recognized by the CRA, we consider your return to be filed on time if we receive it or it is postmarked on the next business day. For more information, see Important dates for 2016 (Individuals).

Deceased persons

If you are the legal representative (the executor, administrator, or liquidator) of the estate of a person who died in 2015, you may have to file a return for 2015 for that person. For more information about your filing requirements and options and to know what documents are required, see Guide T4011, Preparing Returns for Deceased Persons, and Information Sheet RC4111, What to Do Following a Death. The due date for the final return will depend on the date of death and whether or not the deceased or his or her spouse or common-law partner carried on a business in 2015.


If you received income in 2015 for a person who died in 2014 or earlier, do not file an individual return for 2015 for that income on behalf of that person. Instead, you may have to file a T3 Trust Income Tax and Information Return for the estate.


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