on your taxes
Working from Home
If you worked from in 2020 home due to the COVID-19 pandemic - this is for you!
Option 1: Flat Rate Method
The Canada Revenue Agency is allowing $2 a day for each day you worked, up to a maximum of 200 days. Here's the criteria that you need to meet;
You worked more than 50% of the time from home for a period of at least four consecutive weeks in 2020
Your employer did not reimburse you for any expenses and did not complete and sign Form T2200S.
Option 2: Detailed Method
This allows you to claim a portion of your home, along with eligible expenses that you haven’t or won’t be reimbursed by your employer. You must also submit your T2200S form signed by your employer
Eligible expenses include;
Supplies (pens, pencils, paper)
Monthly internet fee
Rent paid for your apartment or house
Option 3: Regular
A completed form T2200 signed by your employer will allow you to claim incurred employment expenses. This can include food, parking, business travel expenses, and home and motor vehicle expenses.
on your taxes
New Tax Credit
Digital News Subscription credit
If you paid for a digital news subscription from one of the qualified Canadian journalism organizations, you can now claim a 15% non-refundable tax credit (to a maximum of $500 per year)! Receipts can be found on your subscription account or will be emailed to you.
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Frequently asked questions
How do I change my address with the Canada Revenue Agency
How many years can I request a change to my tax return after filing?
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What is the Child Tax Benefit
A monthly tax—free payment that helps families with the cost of raising a child under the age of 18. This is based on the family income, number of children as well as their ages.
What is the last day to make an RRSP contribution?
The deadline is the last 60 days after December 31st.
What if I lost one of my slips?
If you lost a slip for the current taxation year, you can ask the issuer of the slip for a copy. We can also view and download your tax information including many slips, if you have authorized us to do so by signing the Authorizing or Cancelling a Representative form (T1013 ).
How can I pay my balance owing?
How long before I receive my refund?
What is the penalty for not paying my balance owing on or before April 30th?
Can I file taxes for previous years?
Of course, we will require the appropriate documentation for the previous years you need.
What do I need to file my tax return?
All documents needed to file your personal income tax return can be found on our printable checklist
Do I have to file a return even if I have no income?
It is recommended that you do if you are 19 or older in the current taxation year and/or the Canada Revenue Agency requests that you do so.
When is my personal income tax return due?
How long should I keep my tax records for?
The Canada Revenue Agency recommends that you keep your records for a minimum of seven years, regardless if you have no supporting documentation (receipts, T4s etc.) or are filing electronically.