Posted on March 15th, 2022 in Domestic Tax

2021 Tax Filing – Electronic is the Way to Go!

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E-file your 2021 tax return

The CRA expects that, once again, COVID-19 will cause delays (for up to 12 weeks) in processing paper returns, as well as delivering notices of assessment and cheques in the mail. They are urging everyone to plan ahead and even consider filing early (filing deadline is April 30, 2022).

Since these delays do not impact the processing of electronic returns, we recommend that you consider filing your 2021 tax return electronically where possible.

Sign up for Direct Deposit

We encourage all of our clients to consider signing up for direct deposit. Doing this helps to get your refund faster and avoid interruptions to any benefit and credit payments. Those individuals who are registered for direct deposit, will receive their payments without delay.

Electronic signatures are being accepted by the CRA for the 2022 tax filing season

The CRA does not usually accept electronic signatures, so traditionally you would have to print and sign any forms required by CRA. However, due to COVID-19, the CRA has confirmed that they will continue to accept electronic signatures for the authorization forms T183 or T183CORP.  It is unknown if the CRA will accept electronic signatures in the future.