Missing the Filing Deadline Could Mean Missing Out on Credits and Benefits

Did you know that even if you don’t owe taxes, you should file your 2009 income tax return by April 30, 2010 to be eligible for some tax credits and benefits, such as the goods and services tax/harmonized sales tax (GST/HST) credit and the Canada Child Tax Benefit?

Generally, individual taxpayers have until midnight on April 30, 2010, to file their 2009 income tax and benefit return. Self-employed individuals and their spouses or common-law partners have until midnight on Tuesday, June 15, 2010, to file their income tax and benefit returns; however, any balance owing for 2009 must still be paid by April 30, 2010.

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