The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) reminds self-employed individuals and their spouses or common-law partners that this year, the June 15 filing deadline has been extended to midnight on Monday, June 17, 2013, as June 15 falls on a Saturday. However, if you had an outstanding balance for 2012, it had to be paid on or before April 30, 2013, to avoid interest charges. A late-filing penalty on amounts owing will apply to returns received after the June 17 deadline.
The CRA invites you to join the growing number of Canadians who are filing electronically. NETFILE is one of the CRA’s electronic tax-filing options. NETFILE allows you to file your individual income tax and benefit return over the Internet quickly and easily, which means a faster refund.
You can also make your payment using the CRA’s My Payment service. My Payment lets you make one or more payments in one simple online transaction. You can use this service if you have access to online banking at a participating financial institution. You can also sign up for direct deposit to receive your refund in your account at your Canadian financial institution – no more waiting for cheques to arrive in the mail.