How to file your Taxes – while practicing Social Distancing
Fortunately, it is possible to file your taxes without face to face interaction:
· Clients can call, email or video chat your local accountant.
· Tax forms/slips can be emailed to your tax preparer. If you don't have a soft copy you can always take a photo of them with your phone.
· If you authorize a representative like your accountant, they can pull most of your tax slips directly from the CRA database.
· There’s no need to come in to sign papers. The CRA will be accepting electronic signatures on forms required to file taxes this year.
· And you can use an e-transfer to pay for tax filing services.
Changes to this Year’s Deadlines:
Tax Filing Deadline:
· The personal tax deadline has been moved from April 30th to June 1st. This means if you file before June 1st, there will be no late filing penalties.
Tax Payment Deadline:
· The tax payment due date for personal taxes has been moved from April 30th to August 31st. Interest on personal liability tax payments resulting from 2019 taxes will begin to accrue beginning September 1st.