Learn about tax filing and benefits
There are many important reasons to stay up to date on filing your taxes. You might be eligible for a refund, which will give you a boost of income at tax time! Also, tax filing is often a necessary step to accessing income benefit programs from the federal, provincial, and municipal governments. These benefit programs are often paid throughout the year, which will give another income boost to plan for.
The worksheets and tips in this section will help you learn more about tax filing, how to read your notice of assessment, and more information about benefits that may be relevant for your situation.
Some worksheet resources in this toolkit are available as fillable PDFs. Download and save the PDF to your computer and fill in your information. Please open with Adobe Acrobat Reader for full functionality.
- Reasons to file a tax return
- Getting ready to file your taxes
- Income tax 101
- Tax time considerations for Indigenous people living in Canada
- Planning for your refund
- Getting government payments by direct deposit
- Notice of assessment – how to read it
You may be eligible for a refund at tax time, but did you know there are also many government benefit programs that will help you access income throughout the year? This section will help you learn about some of the most common benefits available and how to access them. You can also access the Benefits wayfinder for even more detail.
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