Paying your 2013 taxes owing

When completing your return, you may calculate a balance owing on line 485. Generally, if this amount is $2 or less for 2013, you do not have to make a payment.

For information about your account balance and payments, see My Account.

Note

If you filed your return and have received your notice of assessment showing a balance owing, see Paying arrears.

 

Payment methods

You can make your payment in several ways. See Make a payment.

Note

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.

 

Important dates

  • We start charging compound daily interest on any outstanding balance for 2013 starting May 1, 2014, until you pay it in full.
  • If you owe tax for 2013, and you file your 2013 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, 2014, 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, 2014, we will not charge interest on your balance owing.
  • Set up your pre-authorized debit before April 22, 2014, to avoid penalties and interest charges.

Only for the 2013 tax return

You have until midnight on or before May 5, 2014, to file your 2013 income tax and benefit return and pay any balance owing. As a result of the five-day service interruption in April, interest and penalties will not be applied if you file your 2013 tax return by midnight on or before May 5, 2014.

If you or your spouse or common-law partner is self-employed, the deadline to file your 2013 income tax and benefit return is midnight on June 16, 2014, because June 15, 2014 falls on a Sunday. However, you still have to pay any balance owing on or before May 5, 2014.

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