Self-employed? File your income tax return by June 17

June 13, 2013 - 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 June 15 filing deadline has been extended to midnight on Monday, June 17, 2013, as June 15 falls on a Saturday. However, if you had an outstanding balance for 2012, it had to be paid on or before April 30, 2013, to avoid interest charges. A late-filing penalty on amounts owing will apply to returns received after the June 17 deadline.

The CRA invites you to join the growing number of Canadians who are filing electronically. NETFILE is one of the CRA's electronic tax-filing options. NETFILE allows you to file your individual income tax and benefit return over the Internet quickly and easily, which means a faster refund. For a list of software and Web service options, including those that are free of charge, go to

If you have a balance owing, you can 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.

You can also make your payment using the CRA's My Payment service. My Payment lets you make one or more payments 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 sign up for direct deposit to receive your refund in your account at your Canadian financial institution – no more waiting for cheques to arrive in the mail.

Save time – go online! The CRA's online services make it faster and easier to handle your business's tax matters. 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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