May 22, 2022

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Canada Revenue Agency | More than two-thirds of tax returns are yet to be received

Canada Revenue Agency |  More than two-thirds of tax returns are yet to be received

(Montreal) Taxpayers have just two weeks to file their tax return. According to the Canadian Revenue Agency, more than 13 million tax returns have already been received to date, but more are expected in the coming days.

Posted at 4:42 pm yesterday.

Katherine Desatells
Canadian Press

Carl-Philippe Marchand-Gigure, a spokesman for the Canadian Revenue Agency, said these were general timelines. He points out that a little more than two-thirds of the federal declarations need to be obtained.

This year, Saturday, April 30 is the deadline for taxpayers to file their tax return by May 2, 2022. June 15 is the deadline for the self-employed.

The deadline to pay taxes is May 2, 2022.

It is important that individuals submit your declaration before the deadline to avoid delays in entitled benefits or reimbursements. Marchand-Gigure emphasized. “The faster it is delivered, the faster it will be processed before the final large volume. If you submit in advance, you can expect a faster refund, ”he said.

Individuals who have received COVID-19 related payments on federal, provincial, or territorial governments, such as Canada Recovery Benefit (CRB), Canada Recovery Sickness Benefit (CRSB) or Canada Recovery Caregiver Benefit (CRCB), must comply with the report. “It’s important to add them to your taxable income,” he said. Said Marchand Gigure.

In addition, the work-at-home expenses statement returned for the second year. There is a flat rate method, which can be deducted up to $ 500. Last year the maximum amount was $ 400.

“It’s very easy for those who do not have the ability to do the long method, where the square footage has to be calculated and multiple documents have to be provided to prove home use,” the spokesman said.

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He suggested that eligible individuals apply for assistance from the Tax Assistance Service – Volunteer Program, a joint program with the Revenue Quebec. “You can get help preparing your declaration, submitting it and finding out what credit you are entitled to,” said Carl-Philippe Marchand Giguer.

He is inviting people to call the Canada Revenue Agency for any doubts. Added opening hours on Saturdays. You can call 1 (800) 959-8281 Monday through Friday from 8am to 8pm and Saturday from 9am to 5pm.