Canada: Deadline for filing individual tax returns extended, 2 May

Canada: Deadline for filing individual tax returns

The due date for filing individual (personal) income tax returns in Canada for 2015 has been extended to Monday, 2 May 2016. This year, the normal filing date of 30 April falls on a Saturday.

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The extended deadline has been provided both by the Canada Revenue Agency and Revenu Quebec. Tax returns and payments that are received or postmarked by midnight on 2 May 2016 will be considered to have been filed or made on time. Late-filing penalties and interest on amounts owing will apply to individual (personal) income tax returns or payments received or postmarked after 2 May 2016. 

Self-employed individuals and their spouses or common-law partners have until 15 June 2016 to file their personal tax return, but any balance owing is due no later than 2 May 2016.

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