• Most Canadians’ income tax and benefit returns are due on April 30, 2019.

  • Self-employed individuals have until June 15, 2019 to file their returns. Since June 15, 2019 falls on a Saturday, the CRA considers your return to be filed on time, if the CRA receives it by or it is postmarked midnight June 17, 2019. However, if you have a balance owing, you must pay it by April 30, 2019.

  • March 1, 2019, is the deadline for contributing to a Registered Retirement Savings Plan.

  • Canadians should have received most of the tax slips, such as T4s, and receipts needed to file a tax return by early March.

  • From now until April 30, 2019, the CRA will be offering extended evening and weekend hours for individual tax enquiries. Approximately 3,000 telephone agents will be available Monday to Friday (except holidays) from 9 am to 9 pm (local time), and from 9 am to 5 pm (local time) on Saturdays (except Easter weekend) to serve as many people as possible. CRA’s automated service will remain available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

  • By February 11, 2019, the CRA will have mailed the income tax package to individuals who filed on paper the previous year. The new all-in-one 2018 income tax package is improved with simplified language, enhanced information on forms and has a more user-friendly design.
  • In addition to the mail out, a limited quantity of tax packages will still be available at Canada Post, Service Canada. Canadians will also find information to order these products by phone or online in the language of their choice in case packages are no longer available in those locations.