Though the electronic filing of personal taxes is starting from February 24, 2020, it is a good idea to organize all your documents before that. Income tax and benefit returns in Canada are due by April 30, 2020 and for self employed individuals deadline is June 15, 2020.
To assist you with organizing your documents so that individual tax preparation for you is more efficient. It will also ensure that you get all the tax credits and tax deductions to which you are entitled for.
Here is your personal taxes checklist for 2019.
Below list is applicable for most of the tax situations for individuals.
Information Slips are usually issued by third parties and most of the time automatically posted in your account with CRA. Receipts mentioned above can be used to determine different deductions and credits on personal income tax returns (T1), however, the deductibility and eligibility may need to be determined by a tax professional. Some of the matters such as foreign income needs detailed attention and working, should you have the one please contact us to get a relevant list. If you own a business (sole proprietorship) or a part of a partnership relevant worksheets and statements need extra time on bookkeeping. Further, in case of an unincorporated business you may have to file HST/GST return or Employer information returns.
This is important to organize all the documents in a folder and bring it at your tax preparation appointment. Do you know that you can get an instant discount of 5% if you would like to opt for electronic copies for your record instead of paper copies? Learn more here, how you can get 5% discount on all your individual tax preparation services.
We do not only provide individual tax preparation services across the Greater Toronto Area but also provide the tax advice and tax planning services. In case if you own an unincorporated business or an incorporated one, we also provide one of the best bookeeping and accounting services available in Toronto and GTA.