Paying your income tax by instalments
Instalments are periodic income tax payments that you have to pay on certain dates. These are to cover tax that you would normally have to pay in a lump sum on April 30 of the following year. Instalments are not paid in advance; they are paid during the calendar year in which you are earning the taxable income.
Individuals who may be required to pay their income tax by quarterly instalments may receive a call from the Canada Revenue Agency to remind them of the December 15, 2016 instalment payment due date. For more information, see Automated telephone message or use My Account to see instalment reminders online.
Notice to the reader
If you have a balance owing and want to arrange a payment plan, go to Payment arrangements.
If you want information about instalments for a corporation account, go to Paying instalments.
Services and information
- Do you have to pay tax by instalments?
Who has to pay tax by instalments, why, and what is an instalment reminder.
- How do you calculate your instalment payments?
The three calculation options, the calculation chart, what happens if you received an instalment reminder in August, and how to reduce your instalment payments.
- How do you pay your instalments?
The various payment methods, when you have to pay, and what happens if you overpaid.
- How do you claim your instalment payments on your tax return?
How to claim your instalment payments, and what happens if you moved from Quebec in 2017.
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