Canada Revenue Agency

Canada Revenue Agency

April 16, 2012 13:49 ET

Tax Tip: Can You File Your Taxes Online for Free?

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - April 16, 2012) - Did you know?

Many of the ideas floating around about filing online are actually not true. Why are some people still filing paper returns?

Here is a common myth:

"It costs money to file my return online."

Not true! There are many software packages and Web services available with different features at different prices. Some free options are available to those with qualifying lower incomes, which is great news for some students, seniors, and lower-income families. There are also some products available free to all taxpayers.

For a list of software and Web service options, including those that are free of charge, go to

The CRA's online services make filing even easier

With CRA's online services, you can file your return, track your refund, and change your personal information. You can also sign up for direct deposit to receive your refund in your account at your Canadian financial institution-no more waiting for cheques to arrive in the mail. It's fast, easy, and secure. For more information, go to

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Contact Information

  • Noel Carisse
    Media Relations
    Canada Revenue Agency