Ottawa, Ontario, April 19, 2013... The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) would like to remind Canadians that they have until midnight on April 30, 2013, to file their 2012 income tax and benefit return and to pay any balance owing.
If you, your spouse, or common-law partner is self-employed, your deadline to file your 2012 return has been extended until midnight on June 17, 2013, as June 15 falls on a Saturday. However, you still have to pay any balance owing by April 30, 2013.
The CRA encourages you to join the growing number of Canadians who are filing electronically. By filing online and using direct deposit, you could have your refund in as little as eight business days.
With more free software options available than ever before, online filing has become even more accessible for tax filers to meet their obligations.
So far this year, the CRA has already received 9.7 million online tax returns, which is more than 79% of all returns received. This represents an increase of 11% over last year at the same time in the filing season.
For more information on filing your tax return, including step-by-step help with filing your return online, go to www.cra.gc.ca/getready.
The CRA will continue to accept returns filed on paper. If you want a paper tax form or guide, you can download and print one from our Web site. You can also visit your local Canada Post or Service Canada office where tax forms will be continuously restocked throughout the filing season. If you do not have access to the Internet or do not live close to a post office, you can call the CRA at 1-800-959-8281 and ask us to mail you a general income tax and benefit package.