Paying your income tax by instalments
You may receive a call from the CRA to remind you of the June 15th quarterly income tax instalment payment due date. For more information, see Automated telephone message.
Instalments are recurring income tax payments that people 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.
Notice to the reader
If you have a balance owing and want to arrange a payment plan, see Payment arrangements for details.
If you want information about instalments for a corporation account, see Paying instalments.
- 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 2015.
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