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Canadian Tax Deadline Calendar

For most individuals, April 30th is the deadline to have your income tax return to the CRA. If you owe the CRA money, your payment must also be received by the CRA on April 30th (even if you are self-employed and you file in June!).

Here the income tax filing deadlines for the upcoming months:

December 31, 2012

RRSP Deadline Age 71: If you turned age 71 [1] in 2010, December 31st is the last day you contribute to an RRSP.

January 30, 2012

Income Splitting Loans – If you have an income splitting loan [2] to your spouse or a minor child, January 30th is the last day the interest must be paid on the loan to avoid attribution.

January 31, 2012

GST/HST Remittances – If you have a business, the due date for filing and remitting Goods and Service Tax/Harmonized Services Tax (GST/HST) for the prior quarterly reporting period.

February 20, 2012

RRSP Deadline – Last day to contribute to an RRSP and be able to deduct the contribution on your 2011 income tax return. If you miss the deadline, you’ll have to claim the deduction on your 2013 tax return.

March 15, 2012

Quarterly Instalments – If you pay your personal income tax in instalments, this is the quarterly instalment payment deadline.

April 30, 2012

Individual Filing Deadline – For individual filers (who are not self-employed) this is the deadline to file your income tax return for the 2011 tax year.

2011 Tax Payments Due In Full – If you have a tax balance and owe money to the CRA from your tax return, the balance is due and payable at the same time, even if you are self-employed.

GST/HST Remittances – If you have a business, the due date for filing and remitting Goods and Service Tax/Harmonized Services Tax (GST/HST) for the prior quarterly reporting period.

June 15, 2012

Self-Employed Returns Due – If you were self-employed in 2010, your income tax return is due by June 15th. However, if you owe taxes, these were due on April 30th.

Quarterly Instalments – If you pay your personal income tax in instalments, this is the quarterly instalment payment deadline.

July 31, 2012

GST/HST Remittances – If you have a business, the due date for filing and remitting Goods and Service Tax/Harmonized Services Tax (GST/HST) for the prior quarterly reporting period.

September 17, 2012

Quarterly Instalments – If you pay your personal income tax in instalments, this is the quarterly instalment payment deadline.

November 30, 2012

GST/HST Remittances – If you have a business, the due date for filing and remitting Goods and Service Tax/Harmonized Services Tax (GST/HST) for the prior quarterly reporting period.

December 17, 2012

Quarterly Instalments – If you pay your personal income tax in instalments, this is the quarterly instalment payment deadline.

December 31, 2012

RRSP Deadline Age 71- If you turned age 71 [1] in 2012, December 31st is the last day you contribute to an RRSP.

The above calendar is believed to be correct at the time of writing. However, you should refer the CRA for individual deadlines [3] and business deadlines [4] for confirmation of the actual due dates.

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