Filing tax returns when you're self-employed

March 19, 2015 - Tags: Taxation

This guest blog post is provided by the Canada Revenue Agency, which administers tax laws and delivers social and economic benefit and incentive programs.

The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) reminds self-employed individuals and their spouses or common-law partners that this year, the deadline for filing their tax return is midnight on Monday, June 15, 2015. However, if you had an outstanding balance for 2014, it must be paid on or before April 30, 2015, to avoid interest charges. A late-filing penalty on amounts owing will apply to returns received after the June 15 deadline.

Streamline the way you do taxes and join the growing number of self-employed Canadians that file online. The CRA offers several secure and easy to use online services to help you deal with your business' tax matters. The CRA certified software allows you to submit your return directly to the CRA without logging into the CRA's NETFILE website. For a list of software and web service options, including those that are free of charge, go to Want your refund faster? Sign up for direct deposit to receive your refund directly into your Canadian financial institution account.

If you have a balance owing, you can make your payment using the CRA's My Payment service in one simple online transaction. You can use this service if you have access to online banking at a participating financial institution. You can also make your payment using your financial institution's telephone or Internet banking services. For more information about online payments, go to or contact your financial institution.

Save time — go online! The CRA's online services make filing on time easy, and help you to get your refund faster. You, your employee, or your representative can file, pay, and access detailed information about your tax accounts — all online, all at your fingertips. To learn more about the CRA's electronic services for businesses go to:  

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