Canada Revenue Agency

Canada Revenue Agency

June 10, 2009 16:54 ET

June 15 is the Filing Deadline for Self-Employed Canadians, Reminds Minister of National Revenue

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - June 10, 2009) - The Honourable Jean-Pierre Blackburn, Minister of National Revenue and Minister of State (Agriculture and Agri-Food), would like to remind self-employed Canadians to file their income tax and benefit returns by June 15 and encourages them to use the quick, easy, and secure electronic services available from the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA).

"I would like to point out that tax relief measures such as the tradesperson's tools deduction, the children's fitness tax credit, the public transit amount, and pension income splitting are lessening the tax burden for Canadians and putting money back into the pockets of those who need it most," said Minister Blackburn. "We have issued over $21.8 billion in refunds for the 2008 tax year."

Self-employed individuals, and their spouses or common-law partners, have until midnight on Monday, June 15, 2009, to file their income tax returns. Outstanding balances for 2008 were still due on or before April 30, 2009, to avoid interest. Specifically, a late-filing penalty on amounts owing is applied to returns received or mailed after June 15, 2009.

The CRA has processed over 22.5 million income tax and benefit returns for the 2008 tax year-more than 14.4 million of which were filed electronically. Electronic services, such as My Business Account, My Account, and Quick Access, are useful year-round to track your refund, check your benefit and credit payments and your registered retirement savings plan limit, set up direct deposit, and much more.

For more information about the CRA's electronic services, go to www.cra.gc.ca/eservices.

Contact Information

  • Canada Revenue Agency
    Noel Carisse
    Media Relations
    613-952-9184
    or
    Office of the Minister of National Revenue
    Natalie Boileau
    Acting Director of Communications
    613-995-2960