If you need to call the CRA, you will need to know the following:- Call only the phone numbers listed on their website. For individuals and families enquiries, you can call 1-800-959-8281 to speak with a CRA agent. They also have automated phone services. Please visit the CRA website for more information. - CRA has a new telephone platform that offers self-serve options. When you call, you will now receive an estimated wait time to speak with an agent. You will then have the option to wait in the queue to speak with an agent, call back later or use one...
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The Government of Canada, through Finance Minister Bill Morneau, has set the Budget 2019 date. In a recent statement, Minister Morneau announced that the Government will table its next budget on March 19, 2019.In the announcement, Minister Morneau mentioned that the Government plans to build on the Government’s previous plan – to invest in people and communities to help the Canadian economy grow for the long term, in a balanced and fiscally responsible way. Here are some of the highlights of the past year that Minister Morneau mentioned: - Wage growth for 2018 is on pace to rise at its fastest...
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As we get into the tax season, it is so easy to forget small but important things you must do before filing your tax return. One of those things is informing the Canada Revenue Agency regarding your new address if you have moved residence recently. Why is it important? It is important to let the CRA know of your current address to ensure that you continue to receive, without delays, any of your benefit payments and important notices from the CRA. If you do not inform them, CRA may stop your payments and may not receive important correspondence such as your...
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There are several categories of deductions and tax credits you can claim to reduce the amount of tax you have to pay. Here are the common deductions and credits that may apply to you: 1. Family, child care and caregivers deductions and credits: You can claim amounts for your children, eligible dependents and spouse or common-law partner including child care expenses, Canada caregiver amount and eligible medical expenses. 2. Education deductions and credits: You can claim amounts for post-secondary and adult basic education for yourself and others. This includes tuition, education and textbook amounts, interest paid on student loans and moving...
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