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2016-2017 Canadian Tax Deadlines


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December 31, 2016
December 31 of the year you turn 71 years of age is the last day you can contribute to your own RRSP.

January 31, 2017
Due Date for filing and remitting Goods and Service Tax / Harmonized Services Tax (GST/HST) for the prior quarterly reporting period. (Applicable to businesses, not personal tax.)

February 2017
Starting February 2017, you can get a printed copy of the 2016 General income tax and benefit package mailed to you by calling the CRA at 1-800-959-2221. Between February and early May 2017, the General guide and forms book for your province or territory are available from any postal outlet or Service Canada office near you.

February 20, 2017
The first day for using NETFILE to electronically file your 2016 CRA tax return. For TELEFILE, call 1-800-959-1110. Netfile is available from February 20, 2017 until January 20, 2018, for the electronic filing of your 2016 personal income tax and benefit return.

March 1, 2017
RRSP Deadline
2017 RRSP deadline for contributing to your Registered Retirement Savings Plan (RRSP) for the 2016 tax filing year.

March 15, 2017
Quarterly instalment due if you pay taxes to CRA by instalments.

April 30, 2017
Tax Deadline
2017 Tax Filing Deadlinefor generally most individuals for personal income tax filing for the 2016 tax year.

April 30, 2017
Payment to CRA of your balance owing for 2016 personal income tax is generally due April 30, 2017 for all personal income tax filers including self-employed.

April 30, 2017
Due Date for filing and remitting Goods and Service Tax / Harmonized Services Tax (GST/HST) for the prior quarterly reporting period. (Applicable to businesses, not personal tax.)

June 15, 2017
CRA tax deadline for self-employed persons to file their personal income tax return. Any balance owing must be paid by April 30, 2017.

June 15, 2017
Quarterly instalment due if you pay taxes to CRA by instalments.

July 31, 2017
Due Date for filing and remitting Goods and Service Tax / Harmonized Services Tax (GST/HST) for the prior quarterly reporting period. (Applicable to businesses, not personal tax.)

September 15, 2017
Quarterly instalment due if you pay taxes to CRA by instalments.

November 30, 2017
Due Date for filing and remitting Goods and Service Tax / Harmonized Services Tax (GST/HST) for the prior quarterly reporting period. (Applicable to businesses, not personal tax.)

December 15, 2017
Quarterly instalment due if you pay taxes to CRA by instalments.

December 31, 2017
December 31 of the year you turn 71 years of age is the last day you can contribute to your own RRSP.

Note: While TAXES.CA compiles its list of dates and deadlines from federal and provincial/territorial information and strives to provide accurate information such information is subject to change. Furthermore, this list is not comprehensive. We do not warrant the accuracy of the information and advise all users to consult Canada Revenue Agency, your provincial / territorial government, and/or a taxation professional to confirm all dates and deadlines as they pertain to your personal situation.

Additional information on Canada Revenue Agency dates and deadlines can be found at the following:



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