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- You must make your RRSP contribution within the first 60 days of the current year for it to be eligible.
- You have until April 30 to file your taxes.
(Self-employed workers: Although you must pay your taxes no later than April 30, you have until June 15 to file your income tax return.
- You must file a federal and a provincial income tax return.
- You must retain any and all supporting documents for six years.
What must you declare in your income tax return?
- Employment income (T4 and RL-1)
- RRSP contributions
- RRSP or RRIF withdrawals (T4RSP and T4RIF)
- Medical expenses (dentist, prescription drugs, eyewear, etc.)
- Public transit costs (remember to keep your pass)
- Charitable donation receipts
- Investment income (T5/RL-3, T3/RL-16, T5008/RL-18)
- Political contributions (federal or provincial parties)
- Union and professional dues
- Federal and provincial notices of assessment from the previous year
- Employment insurance (T4E)
- Pension and annuity income (T4A/RL-2)
- Deductible student loan interest
- Deductible financial costs
Do you own or rent?
- Document provided to the renter
by the owner (RL-31)
- Homebuyer’s credit
- Home Buyer’s Plan (HBP) repayment
- Rénovert tax credit (eco-friendly residential renovations)
- Declaration of sale of a home
- LogiRénov tax credit (Quebec only)
Do you have children?
- Claim your dependent children (only one parent)
- Childcare receipts (and RL-24 and RL-30)
- Revenu Québec advance childcare payments (RL-19)
- Support payments for non-dependent child
- Quebec Parental Insurance Plan (QPIP) (RL-6)
For the detailed list of refundable and non-refundable tax credits, visit the Canada Revenue Agency and Revenu Québec websites.
Are you a self-employed worker?
You can claim your expenses and purchases. Visit the Canada Revenue Agency and Revenu Québec websites for more information.