The deadline for most individuals to file and pay their 2020 Income tax and benefit return is April 30, 2021. The deadline for self-employed individuals and their spouses or common-law partners to file their 2020 income tax and benefit return is June 15, 2021, however any balance owing must be paid by April 30. Filing on time means individuals will receive any refund they are owed in a timely manner and they will avoid a late-filing penalty if they have an amount owing.
For those who received COVID-19 benefits, meet all the eligibility criteria and file their 2020 tax return, the CRA will automatically apply interest relief on 2020 taxes owing. This means that if taxpayers meet the criteria, they will not have to pay interest on any amount owing from 2020 taxes until April 30, 2022. Interest relief only applies to the 2020 taxes owing and not to any other debts with the CRA.
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Tax assistance for Indigenous Peoples can be found here: