Canada Revenue Agency
April 29, 2008 11:36 ET
Canada Revenue Agency/Income Tax Offices Will Be Accepting Tax Returns Until Midnight April 30
TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - April 29, 2008) - The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) will have drop-off boxes available to submit income tax returns until midnight on Wednesday, April 30, 2008, at the following tax services office locations:
81 Mulcaster Street Barrie
11 Station Street Belleville
55 Bay Street North Hamilton
31 Hyperion Court Kingston
166 Frederick Street Kitchener
451 Talbot Street London
5800 Hurontario Street Mississauga
5001 Yonge Street North York
875 Heron Road Ottawa
333 Laurier Avenue West Ottawa
185 King Street West Peterborough
32 Church Street St. Catharines
200 Town Centre Court Scarborough
1050 Notre Dame Avenue Sudbury
130 South Syndicate Avenue Thunder Bay
1 Front Street West Toronto
185 Ouellette Avenue Windsor
Tax services offices are open from 8:15 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. Monday to Friday (holidays excluded), where in-person service is offered by appointment only. To make an appointment, or to speak with an agent about a personal tax enquiry, call 1-800-959-8281. Until April 30, telephone agents are available until 10:00 p.m. weekdays to answer questions.
Income tax returns for 2007 will be considered as filed on time, with no late-filed penalties on amounts owed, if they are received on or before midnight on April 30, 2008, or if they are postmarked by this date. The penalty for filing a return late is 5% of the balance owing, plus an additional 1% for each month the return is late.
The CRA reminds self-employed individuals and their spouses that their filing deadline is midnight on June 16, 2008. Self-employed individuals who will owe taxes still have to pay the balance owing by April 30 to avoid arrears interest on amounts owed. The current interest rate is 8%.
Taxpayers are also reminded that they must file their tax returns on time to ensure that they receive, or continue to receive, their Canada Child Tax Benefit payments and goods and services tax/harmonized sales tax credits.
The CRA has already received 17 million returns. Of those, 63% were filed electronically. Sending a tax return using Netfile over the Internet, taking it to a tax preparer who will send it electronically through EFILE, or sending it over the telephone using Telefile will speed up processing. People using these electronic services can expect to get their Notice of Assessment within two weeks, and in the case of a refund using direct deposit, in as fast as eight business days.