On Filing My Tax Return
It's currently a tax season in Canada which unfortunately, one of the most stressful seasons in my life. It's all because I want to file my tax return perfectly so that CRA will not chase me in the future but I usually have too many questions to be answered. Also, because the number of spam/scam calls that I receive around this time of the year is insane! #excusemeiwanttosleep
Thankfully, I managed to attend a tax information session organized by the Town of Banff last Tuesday and got my all questions answered. A big shout out to Nicole from CRA for entertaining my endless questions! :)
So, for the 2019 tax return (I have been thinking about this one the most as I want to properly conclude my life in Canada), here are the things that I should do;
- Update my information on the website (address, phone number, banking information, etc) as soon as I leave Canada.
- File the tax return earlier than usual. Should aim for the end of February.
- I have to file a paper tax return instead of electronic due to status change.
- Find someone who's flying to Canada in March 2020 to post the tax return in order to save the postage fee. Otherwise, I should be ready to spend enormous amount of money to post the tax return.
- Fully utilize the collect call if I have anymore questions.
- Keep myself updated with any changes as things may change between this year and next year due to the election.
As for the 2018 tax return, I just filed it recently. Like previous years, I'm entitled for a refund, alhamdulillah. If I filed my 2018 tax return correctly, the refund will be about 2.75 times more than the usual amount that I got in previous years. If this stays true, I guess I don't have to spend my savings to go travelling in Canada as I plan to go to few places starting from the end of May, insya Allah :)