Paying your 2012 taxes owing
When completing your return, you may calculate that you have a balance owing on line 485. Generally, if this amount is $2 or less for 2012, you do not have to make a payment.
For information about your account balance and payments, see My Account.
If you filed your return and have received your notice of assessment showing a balance owing, see Paying arrears.
You can make your payment in several ways. See Make a payment.
If you file a paper tax return and attach to your return a cheque or money order, enter the amount of your payment on line 486.
- We start charging compound daily interest on any outstanding balance for 2012 starting May 1, 2013, until you pay it in full.
- If you owe tax for 2012, and you file your 2012 return after the filing due date, we will charge a late-filing penalty.
- You can pay before you file your return. If you do, specify the year to which you want the payment applied. When you complete your return, claim this amount on line 476. As long as you file your return on time and pay by April 30, 2013, we will not charge you interest or a late-filing penalty.
- You can file your return early and make a post-dated payment. As long as you file your return on time and pay by April 30, 2013, we will not charge interest on your balance owing.
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