Originally Posted by Davydd
I did my taxes and filed everything electronically before we left. They will just take the money right out of my bank checking account on April 15th. Financial institutions are supposed to to send you everything by February 1. I said supposed. It doesn't always happen.
In Canada the filing deadline is April 30, unless it falls on a weekend.
I wish our situation was as simple as yours.
Most FIs are required to have everything in the mail by the end of February. The exceptions are "adjustments" to numbers on tax slip documents already issued, which can happen until mid-April. If we receive one of these types of (paper) documents in the snail mail before the official filing deadline, it has to be forwarded (usually scanned and emailed) to the accountant asap, to either be included in the return, or added as a filing amendment, if they've already e-filed our returns. It's worse if it affects what you owe, less so, if they owe you. We fall into both categories, year to year.
If the FIs could simply email all our tax slips to us, instead of using snail mail, it would simplify and eliminate the travel scheduling problems. However, if there's an audit, we need the paperwork for the CRA, so that conflict hasn't been figured out yet by the CRA, but it's probably in the works. It will just take time. Just allowing mass tax return e-filing has only happened in the last decade here.
AK49er - dude, you rock!!!