Ken Hardie

Your member of parliament for

Fleetwood-Port Kells

Ken Hardie

Your member of parliament for

Fleetwood-Port Kells


Tax Season Is Here!

Get Ready for the 2017 Tax-Filing Season

The Government of Canada is committed to making the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) more client-focused and helpful. With tax-filing season upon us, we want to make sure that Canadians have enough information to meet their tax obligations and receive the benefits and credits to which they may be entitled.

Below are links to where you can get details to help with common tax-filing questions like when is the filing deadline this year, who has to file, and more. Please also check out the available CRA resources–including the Get Ready webpage and video, or the Tax tips, infographics, audio clips and videos available in the Tax-filing season information and media kit–to ensure you have what you need to do your taxes.

Video: Filing online – fast, easy, and secure

  Deadline to file

For most Canadians the deadline to do their 2016 taxes is April 30, 2017.


  Who has to file?

All Canadians must file a return if they owe tax for 2016, or if several other situations apply


  Receiving benefits and credits

To receive, or continue receiving, benefits and credits, Canadians and their spouses or common-law partners must file their income tax and benefit return on time every year, even if they have no income in the year and keep their personal information up to date with the CRA.


  Need help completing a tax return?

Through the Community Volunteer Income Tax Program, community organizations host free tax preparation clinics and arrange for volunteers to prepare income tax and benefit returns for eligible individuals. You can see the Surrey locations here!


  More information

The CRA has prepared an information and media kit that can be used to help Canadians through tax-filing season.