When Is the Tax Deadline Day In Canada for 2017?

date_April-30For most individuals in Canada your return for the 2016 calendar year has to be filed on or before Sunday April 30, 2017.

When the due date falls on a Saturday, a Sunday, or a holiday recognized by the CRA, CRA considers your return to be filed on time if we receive it or it is postmarked on the next business day.

Sticky_Note-ReminderIf you don’t file your return, your GST/HST credit (including any related provincial credit), Canada child tax benefit payments (including related provincial or territorial payments), and old age security benefit payments may be delayed.

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For self-employed persons:

If you or your spouse or common-law partner carried on a business in 2016 (other than a business whose expenditures are primarily in connection with a tax shelter), your return for 2016 has to be filed on or before June 15, 2017. However, if you have a balance owing for 2016, you have to pay it on or before April 30, 2017

If you owe money for the 2016 tax year, you will be charged compound daily interest on any unpaid amount starting on May 1, 2017.

Source: Canada Revenue Agency (CRA)