Important Deadlines for your Tax Return
Feb 18: Earliest date to file
*This will apply to you if you:
- Have already received all your documents (ex. T4 from your employer) and want to check “file my taxes” off your to-do list asap!
- Have received all your documents AND are receiving a refund- get your refund early so you can SPEND it (I mean, pay off some student loans?).
- If you are anticipating a large tax bill you will need to pay, it will give you more time to set money aside to do so.
March 1: Cutoff for adding funds to your RRSP for your 2018 tax return.
You can contribute to your RRSP anytime, but if you want it to count for your 2018 tax return, the contribution must be made by March 1st. Let us know if you need more information, and whether contributing more might be beneficial to you.
April 30: Last day to file your tax return
This is the VERY last day to file your return without penalty. We highly suggest starting the process earlier, as we cannot guarantee we can file your return on time if you bring a box of receipts and slips in to us at 4:30pm on April 30th (and trust us, this has happened!)
June 17: Self- Employment- Last day to file
If you are self-employed, the deadline to file is June 17. However, if you have a balance owing for 2018, the deadline to pay is April 30th.
*As always, let us know if you have any questions about your return or these deadlines specifically.