Generally, your return has to be filed on or before April 30.

If you file your return after April 30, your GST/HST credit, Canada Child Tax Benefit (including those payments from certain
related provincial or territorial programs), and Old Age Security benefit payments may be delayed.

Self-employed persons
If you or your spouse or common-law partner carried on a business your return has to be filedon or before June 15. However,
if you have a balance owing, you still have to pay it on or before April 30.


Your instalment payments are due March 15, June 15, September 15, and December 15.

When a due date falls on a Saturday, a Sunday, or a holiday recognized by the CRA, your payment is considered to be
paid on time if it is postmarked on the next business day.

RRSP 2012 year March 1 2013

60 days from January 1 is the deadline for contributing to an RRSP for the 2012 tax year. Unless the 60th day is on a
weekend - then it is extended to the first Monday.


If you owe taxes, and do not file your return on time, CRA will charge a late-filing penalty.

The penalty is 5% of your balance owing, plus 1% of your balance owing for each full month that your return is late, to a
maximum of 12 months. The penalties DOUBLE if you file late and owe twice in a 3 year time frame.