Ottawa, Ontario, April 19, 2013… The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) would like to remind Canadians that they have until midnight on April 30, 2013, to file their 2012 income tax and benefit return and to pay any balance owing.
If you, your spouse, or common-law partner is self-employed, your deadline to file your 2012 return has been extended until midnight on June 17, 2013, as June 15 falls on a Saturday. However, you still have to pay any balance owing by April 30, 2013.
The CRA encourages you to join the growing number of Canadians who are filing electronically. By filing online and using direct deposit, you could have your refund in as little as eight business days.
So far this year, the CRA has already received 9.7 million online tax returns, which is more than 79% of all returns received. This represents an increase of 11% over last year at the same time in the filing season.
For more information on filing your tax return, including step-by-step help with filing your return online, go to www.cra.gc.ca/getready.