Tax Time Information

Why, When, How and Where to file in 2019

My office can help you file your taxes. If you have a modest income and a simple tax return, call my office at 306-975-6555 to set up a time to come in.

Why Do Your Taxes?

  • To keep getting important benefits like your Child Tax Benefit, Guaranteed Income Supplement and social assistance payments
  • To avoid interest and late-filing penalties
  • To get a refund and your GST tax rebates (if you qualify)

Important Dates:

Feb 18th 2019 – online filing opens

March 1st 2019 – Deadline for contributing to an RRSP

April 30th 2019 – Filing Due Date for the 2018 tax return

June 15th 2019 – filing deadline for self employed persons

 

How and Where Can I File My Taxes?

Filing Online

Many people choose to file their own return online using certified tax preparation software (some of which are free). By early February, the list of certified software for the 2018 tax year will be available on the CRA website at canada.ca/netfile . Online filers with a My Account can also take advantage of the Auto-fill my return service, which automatically fills parts of their income tax and benefit return.

Filing by Paper

The CRA has made it easier for paper tax filers to do their taxes by mailing them their forms and guides directly.

Canadians who filed on paper last year will receive their tax packages by February 11, 2019.

Others who want to file on paper can:

  • Order or download what they need online at canada.ca/get-cra-forms
  • Order by calling the CRA at 1-855-330-3305 (for service in English) or 1-855-330-3310 (for service in French) starting February 5th
  • Obtain a package from Canada Post or Service Canada

 

Community Volunteer Income Tax Programs help those with a modest income and a simple tax situation.

To be eligible, the income should be:

  • below $30,000 for an individual
  • below $40,000 for a couple
  • below $35,000 for an individual with dependant

For more information, please go to canada.ca/taxes-help

 

The Saskatoon Food Bank Volunteer Income Tax Program opens March 4th 2019.

Weekday Clinics: Monday to Friday 10:30 - 5:30

Saturday Clinics: March 9 and 23, April 6 and 27

Clients accepted before 5:30pm!

 

Saskatoon Services for Seniors provides tax services for older adults and seniors and those with mobility issues. Tax clinics are available in your home, by appointment or through drop-off and pick-up

They can be reached at 306-668-2762 to find out about any clinics we are holding.

 

Filing over the phone

The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) has a File my Return service available for eligible individuals to file their income tax and benefit returns simply by giving some personal information and answering a series of short questions through an automated phone service. **important note: this is not the general inquiry line.

File My Return is free, secure and easy to use. There are no paper forms to fill out or calculations to do.

File my Return will be available for eligible individuals who have low income or a fixed income whose situations remain unchanged from year to year. Those who are eligible will receive an invitation letter in the mail in mid-February 2019.

 

After Filing Your Return

The Canada Revenue Agency’s goal is to issue a notice of assessment within eight weeks of receiving a paper individual income tax return, and within two weeks of receiving a digital individual income tax return. The CRA aims to meet this standard 95% of the time.

 

Don't Get Scammed!

Beware of tax fraud schemes. If you get a call or email that sounds like a scam, it probably is.

When the CRA contacts you, it makes sure your personal information is protected.

The CRA will never:

  • ask for personal information by email or text message;
  • request payment by prepaid credit card;
  • share your tax information with another person or organization, unless you have agreed that it can be shared;
  • leave personal information on an answering machine;
  • threaten or use nasty language.

When in doubt, check My Account or call 1-800-959-8281.

To learn more about your personal income tax and benefit information, and to manage your tax affairs online, go to canada.ca/my-cra-account.

For information on scams or to report deceptive telemarketing, contact the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre (CAFC) online at www.antifraudcentre.ca or toll free at 1-888-495-8501. If you believe you may be the victim of fraud or have given personal or financial information by mistake, contact your local police service.

For more information, go to canada.ca/taxes-fraud-prevention.