Canadian Tax Agency | More than two thirds of the tax returns are still pending

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

Posted at 4:42pm

Katrine Desautels
The Canadian Press

Canada Revenue Commissioner spokesman Karl-Philip Marchand-Giguère says these are normal deadlines. He points out that just over two-thirds of the federal declarations have yet to be obtained.

This year, taxpayers have until May 2, 2022 to file their tax returns as April 30 is a Saturday. For the self-employed, the deadline is June 15th.

The tax payment deadline is May 2, 2022.

Mr Marchand-Giguère emphasizes that it is important to submit your declaration on time to avoid delays in the benefits or reimbursements to which people are entitled. “The faster it is delivered, the faster it will be processed before the final large volume. You can expect to get refunds faster if you submit them in advance,” he says.

Individuals who have received payments related to COVID-19 from a federal, provincial or territorial government, such as For example, the Canada Recovery Benefit (CRB), Canada Recovery Sickness Benefit (CRSB), or Canada Recovery Caregiver Benefit (CRCB) should have received a T4A information sheet with instructions on how to report these amounts. “It’s very important to add them to your taxable income,” says Mr. Marchand Giguère.

In addition, it returns the home work cost accounting for a second year. There is a flat rate method that deducts up to $500. Last year the maximum was $400.

“It’s easier for those who are unable to do the lengthy method, which requires doing a square foot calculation and providing multiple documents to prove home use,” the spokesperson says.

He notes that eligible individuals can apply for help from the Tax Assistance Service – Volunteer Program, a joint program with Revenu Québec. “You can get help to prepare your declaration, submit it and find out what credit you are entitled to,” informs Karl-Philip Marchand Giguère.

He invites the public to call the Canada Revenue Agency with questions. Hours have been added on Saturdays. You can call 1 (800) 959-8281 Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. and Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

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