Canada Revenue Agency

Canada Revenue Agency

February 28, 2012 11:06 ET

The Canada Revenue Agency Makes it Easier for Canadians to Meet Their Tax Obligations This Filing Season

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Feb. 28, 2012) - The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) is reminding Canadians to file online and on time. The CRA is taking steps to make it easier for Canadians to meet their tax obligations by including new online features and providing information on new tax credits.

The CRA offers a number of electronic services, including Quick Access, NETFILE, direct deposit, and My Account, to help Canadians save time. With the CRA's electronic services for individuals, Canadians can file, pay, view T4 slips, get information about direct deposit, and monitor personal information online. Electronic services are quick, easy, and secure, with all the information right at your fingertips.

The CRA continues to build on its tradition of integrity and professionalism. We have a solid reputation for providing high-quality service and effectively handling large-volume operations. Canadians can feel assured that taxpayer information is well protected by employees who carry out their duties in an exemplary fashion.

Those who want to know more about how to file an income tax and benefit return online can go to the "Get ready to file your tax return: top 5 ways" Web page. It also has information about tax credits, deductions, and benefits that are available. It's all there, just go to www.cra.gc.ca/getready.

Canadians have until midnight on April 30, 2012 to file their 2011 income tax and benefit return and to pay any balance owing. If an individual or their spouse or common-law partner is self-employed, they have until midnight on June 15, 2012, to file their 2011 return. Any balance owing must be paid by April 30, 2012.

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The 2011 tax-filing season has begun, and the Canada Revenue Agency is reminding Canadians to file online and on time. Each year, the CRA strives to meet the growing expectations of Canadian taxpayers by making improvements to its online services, disseminating information, and building on its tradition of integrity and professionalism. This year's filing deadline for most Canadians falls on Monday, April 30, 2012.

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Contact Information

  • Noel Carisse
    Canada Revenue Agency
    Media Relations
    613-952-9184