* IT SEEMS THAT I AM NOT ALONE! – Received 15,911,443 .. Expected 25,800,000 >> That’s less than 62% of Canadians have filed by April 26th .. 4 days before the deadline. .. Generally, that’s been my experience in Public Practice that almost 1/3 of the tax returns are done in the last days .. just like it is with me personally this year!
The following is now available on the CRA Web site:
Ottawa, April 27, 2007… The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) would like to remind Canadians that they have until midnight Monday, April 30, 2007, to file their 2006 income tax returns. The filing deadline for self-employed individuals and their spouses is June 15, 2007. Individuals who owe tax for 2006 will have to pay their balance owing by April 30, 2007, whether their return is due then or on June 15.
The CRA has extended the hours for general and business telephone enquiries to 10 p.m. on weekdays, and from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on weekends. These extended hours are in effect until April 30. For more information, visit www.cra.gc.ca/contact.
Over 25.8 million tax returns are expected to be filed this year. More and more Canadians are discovering that electronic filing is the fastest and easiest way to prepare and file their returns.
Individuals can file online through NETFILE using CRA-certified software or Web applications. The CRA has made arrangements with software developers to ensure that free software is available to at least 60% of Canadians. Canadians can also file over the telephone using our free TELEFILE service, or through the services of a professional tax preparer who uses EFILE.
For more information about the CRAâ€™s electronic filing services, visit www.cra.gc.ca/eservices.
SOURCE: CRA Newsroom