Four Ways to File your 2007 Personal Tax Return

Prepare a manual return and mail it to the CRA

  • Step 1 – Use the CRA’s preprinted T1 personal income tax form. It is available at the post office, or online
  • Step 2 – Prepare your return. Visit the CRA website for detailed instructions on Completing your tax return.
  • Step 3 – Mail your paper return to the CRA and include copies of all information slips and receipts. If your return is basic, you can Telefile it (by telephone). The CRA Income Tax Guide provides further information on the return, schedules, and forms, including which documents to include with your paper return.
  • Step 4 – Keep your return and all supporting documents for at least 6 years.

Use a software package and Netfile to the CRA

  • Step 1 – Purchase a CRA certified tax filing software or file your tax using an online tax return, which may be free of charge if you have low taxable income and a simple return.
  • Step 2 – Prepare your return using the software. Visit the CRA website for excellent information on Completing your tax return.
  • Step 3 – Netfile your return online (see the CRA for Restrictions on who can Netfile ). Ensure you have your Access Code prior to filing. You are not required to mail your return or information slips/receipts. Netfile is available from mid-February until September 30 for filing of T1 personal tax returns.
  • Step 4 – Keep your return and all supporting documents for at least 6 years.

Use a software package to print and mail your return to the CRA

  • Step 1 – Purchase a CRA certified tax filing software or file your tax using an online tax return
  • Step 2 – Prepare your return using the software. Visit the CRA website for excellent information on Completing your tax return.
  • Step 3 – Print your return using the software package and send the printed return and information slips/receipts to the CRA
  • Step 4 – Keep your return and all supporting documents for at least 6 years.

Use a Professional tax service and have them NetFile your returnFor more complex filing situations, contract the services of an accounting or tax firm to prepare and file your return.

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