Videos and recorded webinars for individuals and families

Videos

Videos about the underground economy

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Videos about the underground economy and what the Canada Revenue Agency is doing to prevent, detect, and fight it.

We Are the Canada Revenue Agency

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Do you ever wonder how one of Canada's largest government departments works? Our core mandate is to administer tax and benefit programs, and to ensure compliance with Canada's tax laws. Learn about what we do here at the Canada Revenue Agency, and how we contribute the quality of life of Canadians.

3:50 min. | Modified: July 4, 2016 | Alternative format and transcript

Turning ideas into innovations

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The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) is always thinking of new ways to offer better services to Canadians – and this means staying innovative. Learn more about the CRA’s innovations and improvements to online services introduced this year.

2:25 min. | Added: April 6, 2016 | Alternative formats and transcript

For more information, go to:

Disability Tax Credit

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Find out how to apply for the credit. It’s as easy as 1, 2, 3!

3:04 min. | Added: April 4, 2016 | Alternative formats and transcript

For more information, go to www.cra.gc.ca/dtc.

How to register for My Account

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Let Mike show you the different services available in My Account, and how to register!

3:03 min. | Added: March 30, 2016 | Alternative formats and transcript

New to Canada? Learn about taxes.

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Are you a newcomer to Canada? This video shows newcomers how the Canadian tax system works and what Canada does with the taxes we pay. It also gives a quick overview of why a newcomer should file, where to get help when filing taxes, and the resources available so you can learn to prepare and file taxes yourself. Go to cra.gc.ca/newcomers to learn more.

Video is also available in French, Arabic, Cantonese, Punjabi and Spanish.

2:50 min. | Added: February 17, 2016 | Alternative formats and transcript

Filing online—fast, easy, and secure

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This is a video which explains how to file an income tax and benefit return online, and the electronic services available to help taxpayers with that process.

2:23 min. | Added: February 15, 2016 | Alternative formats and transcript

Beware of scammers posing as CRA employees

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This is a video which shows how taxpayers can spot a scam, and how to react.

2:28 min. | Added: March 16, 2016 | Alternative formats and transcript

Children's arts tax credit

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Families may be able to claim a non-refundable tax credit of up to $75 per child for eligible expenses (maximum $500) of enrolling in a prescribed program of artistic, cultural, recreational, or developmental activity.

3:25 min. | Added: January 26, 2016 | Alternative formats and transcript

Children's fitness tax credit

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A refundable tax credit of up to $150 per child for eligible expenses (maximum $1,000) of enrolling in a prescribed program of physical activity.

4:11 min. | Added: January 26, 2016 | Alternative formats and transcript

Family caregiver tax credit

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A non-refundable tax credit of up to $314 for taking care of an eligible dependant.

2:53 min. | Added: January 26, 2016 | Alternative formats and transcript

First-time donor's super credit

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A non-refundable tax credit of up to $250 for first-time donations made after March 20, 2013.

4:22 min. | Added: January 26, 2016 | Alternative formats and transcript

First-time home buyers' tax credit

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First-time home buyers can claim a non-refundable tax credit of $750 for the purchase of a qualifying home.

3:03 min. | Added: January 26, 2016 | Alternative formats and transcript

Pension income splitting

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Pensioners can split up to 50% of eligible pension income with their spouse or common-law partner and reduce their overall tax paid.

3:07 min. | Added: January 26, 2016 | Alternative formats and transcript

Public transit tax credit

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A non-refundable tax credit that helps individuals cover the cost of public transit.

4:16 min. | Added: January 26, 2016 | Alternative formats and transcript

Tradesperson's tools deduction

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Tradespersons can deduct from their income part of the cost of tools purchased throughout the year.

2:17 min. | Added: January 26, 2016 | Alternative formats and transcript

Volunteer firefighter tax credit

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If you are a volunteer firefighter, you may be able to claim an amount of $3,000.

2:51 min. | Added: January 26, 2016 | Alternative formats and transcript

Online mail

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Learn about the Canada Revenue Agency's new online mail service, which allows individuals to receive some correspondence from the CRA online through My Account.

1:45 min. | Added: April 14, 2015 | Alternative format and transcript

For more information, go to Online mail in My Account.

MyCRA mobile app

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Find out all about the Canada Revenue Agency's new mobile app, MyCRA. Connect to the CRA anytime, anywhere!

1:50 min. | Added: April 14, 2015 | Alternative format and transcript

For more information, go to www.cra.gc.ca/mobileapps.

Change it up: Pay your taxes online

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Paying your taxes online is faster, easier, and secure. You can pay online through your bank or directly through the CRA website.

1:35 min. | Added: April 15, 2015 | Alternative format and transcript

For more information, go to canada.ca/payments.

Series: Debt Collection at the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA)

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Find out about debt collection at the CRA including what payment options are available, how to work with the CRA if you can't pay and what may happen if you don't pay what you owe.

Need a hand?

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This video describes the Community Volunteer Income Tax Program and how it helps individuals who have modest income and a simple tax situation and who cannot prepare their income tax and benefit return.

2:05 min. | Added: February 16, 2015 | Alternative format and transcript

Video is also available in French, Arabic, Cantonese, Cree and Punjabi.

For more information, go to www.cra.gc.ca/volunteer.

Lend a hand!

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With the Community Volunteer Income Tax Program (CVITP), you can make a difference in your community by hosting a tax preparation clinic. Want to lend a hand? Watch this video to learn more about the CVITP and find out what you could get out of it as a volunteer.

2:35 min. | Added: December 2, 2014 | Alternative format and transcript

For more information, go to www.cra.gc.ca/volunteer.

Series: International Students and Income Tax

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This tax information video provides international students studying in Canada with information about the Canadian tax system and their rights and responsibilities as taxpayers in Canada. It also introduces tax matters specific to students from foreign countries wanting to study in Canada.

Series: Tax Measures for Persons with Disabilities

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This video series is intended to help individuals with a disability, or the people who support them, find the answers to some of the key questions related to tax measures that may apply to them.

Online is much easier… the Canada Revenue Agency has a service that's right for you

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The Canada Revenue Agency is making it easier to manage your taxes online. This video tells you more about our online services.

1:16 min. | Added: May 15, 2014 | Alternative format and transcript

Make Things Right

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This video provides general information on the voluntary disclosures program (VDP).

2:07 min. | Modified: April 8, 2014 | Alternative format and transcript

For more information, go to www.cra.gc.ca/voluntarydisclosures.

Student Series: What's in it for me?

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Are you attending a post-secondary institution? Check out these videos to find out about the credits and benefits available. Also find out how easy it is to file your income tax and benefit return.

Direct Deposit

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Learn about the benefits and convenience of direct deposit.

59 sec. | Modified: December 23, 2013 | Alternative formats and transcript

For more information, go to www.cra.gc.ca/directdeposit.

Making a payment to the CRA

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A tax tip: The CRA receives millions of payments each year. Help us make sure your payment is processed correctly.

1:18 min. | Added: May 7, 2013 | Alternative formats and transcript

For more information, go to www.cra.gc.ca/payments.

NETFILE - Myths and facts

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Think you've heard it all about NETFILE? Get the facts here.

2:18 min. Added: April 4, 2013 | Alternative format and transcript

For more information, visit www.netfile.gc.ca.

Series: Newcomers to Canada and the Canadian Tax System

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This tax information video provides newcomers to Canada with information about the Canadian tax system and their rights and responsibilities as a taxpayer in Canada.

Learn why so many Canadians are filing online

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Learn why so many Canadians are filing online. It's fast, easy, and secure.

3:09 min. | Added: March 5, 2013 | Alternative format and transcript

Series: Canadian Students and Income Tax

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This tax information video contains income tax and benefit information that is particularly relevant to the tax situations of Canadian students.

E-services for Individuals

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Take advantage of the CRA's e-services for individuals and take care of your tax affairs at your convenience.

1:02 min. | Added: April 5, 2012 | Alternative formats and transcript

For more information, go to www.cra.gc.ca/electronicservices.

Series: Preparing Your Income Tax and Benefit Return

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In this video series, we provide general information on preparing and filing an income tax and benefit return.

Recorded webinars

The disability tax credit and registered disability savings plan: Disability tax credit

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Information on the disability tax credit. This video is segment 1 of 2.

This is a recording of a webinar broadcast in November 2013.

9:56 min. | Added: May 20, 2015 | Alternative formats and transcript

For more information, go to www.cra.gc.ca/rdsp

The disability tax credit and registered disability savings plan: Registered disability savings plan

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Information on Registered disability savings plans, withdrawing money and income tax withholding. This video is segment 2 of 2.

This is a recording of a webinar broadcast in November 2013.

23:56 min. | Added: May 20, 2015 | Alternative formats and transcript

For more information, go to www.cra.gc.ca/disability

Taxpayer Relief Provisions - Cancel or waive penalties or interest

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This is a recording of a live webinar broadcast in March 2012 about the Taxpayer Relief Provisions and requests to cancel or waive penalties or interest.

31:13 min. | Added: December 14, 2012 | Alternative formats and transcript | Questions and Answers - Taxpayer Relief Provisions

For more information, go to www.cra.gc.ca/taxpayerrelief.

Service Complaints Program

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This is a recording of a live webinar broadcast in March 2012 about the CRA's Service Complaints process.

17:49 min. | Added: June 21, 2012 | Video, dial-up version | Transcript, Webinar documentation and download

For more information, go to www.cra.gc.ca/resolvingdisputes

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