Tax Benefits and Tips

Did You Know….
If you know won’t be able to get a missing information slip by the due date, use your pay stubs or statements to estimate your income and any related deductions and credits you can claim. Enter the estimated amounts on the appropriate lines of your return. 

Did You Know….
Filing early helps ensure your benefit and credit payments are not delayed or stopped. These include: 

  • Guaranteed income supplement (GIS)
  • GST/HST credit 
  • Canada child benefit (CCB)
  • Related provincial and territorial programs
The CRA may
charge you a penalty if any of the following applies: 

  • You filed your return late and you owe tax for 2019  
  • You failed to report an amount on your return for 2019 and you also failed to report an amount on your return for 2016, 2017, or 2018
  • You knowingly or under circumstances amounting to gross negligence have made a false statement or an omission on your 2019 return 

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Did you know…
You are still considered to have a spouse or common-law partner if you were separated involuntarily (not because of a breakdown in your relationship). An involuntary separation could happen when one spouse or common-law partner is living away for work, school, or health reasons or is incarcerated.