Even if you do not have to attach certain supporting documents to your return, or if you are filing your return electronically, keep your supporting documents for six years in case the CRA selects your return for review. The CRA may ask for documents other than official receipts, such as cancelled cheques or bank statements as proof of any deduction or credit you claimed. Also, keep a copy of your return, the related notice of assessment, and any notice of reassessment.
For more information, see Information Circular IC78-10R5, Books and Records Retention/Destruction.
Includes Canada child benefit, goods and services tax/harmonized sales tax (GST/HST) credit, their related provincial and territorial programs, as well as Canada workers benefit and other federal programs.
These payments are meant to help individuals and families. The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) administers these payments.
Are you expecting a baby?
If you are the birth mother of a newborn, you can use the Automated Benefits Application on the birth registration form when you register your newborn with your province. This allows you to apply for the Canada child benefit, the GST/HST credit, and related provincial or territorial programs for your child.
If you change your name, tell the Canada Revenue Agency as soon as possible.
Slips are prepared by your employer, payer, or administrator. You should have received most of your slips and receipts by the end of February. However, T3, and T5013 slips do not have to be sent before the end of March.