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.

Important notice

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.

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