Your 2012 Tax Return
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- Make sure you can submit your tax return online using NETFILE.
- You cannot change your name, mailing address, or direct deposit information on your return. If any of these have changed, you need to update your personal information with CRA before filing your return.
Ok, we're all set! Let's take care of the basics first. Click on a field below to start.
Name *Tip: Use your tab key to quickly move between fields.
Social insurance number *
Date of birth *
Preferred language *
About Your Residence
Residence on December 31, 2012 *?
If your province or territory of residence changed in 2012, enter the date of your move
Is your home address the same as your mailing address?
Did you reside in the Inuit communities of Rigolet, Nain, Hopedale, Makkovik,
or Postville, or on Labrador Inuit Lands, on December 31, 2012?
You and Your Family
Marital status on December 31, 2012 *
Did your marital status change in 2012?!
When did it change?
Do you have any minor children??
Are you a Canadian citizen?
Apply for the GST/HST credit and the PEISTCand the OSTC(including any related provincial credit)(including any related provincial credit)(including any related provincial credit)(including any related provincial credit)(including any related provincial credit)? *?
At any time in 2012 did you own or hold foreign property with a total cost of over CAN$100,000? *?
Income & Deductions
Time for the fun part—entering your income, deductions, and tax credits. We'll take care of all the calculations, you just need to tell us what you've got.
To add something to your tax return, use the Add Anything search box, below. For example, if you have a T4, type "T4" in the box below. If you have an RRSP deduction to claim, type "RRSP".
If you'd like some suggestions on what to add to your return, click Show all.
We've prepared your return for you. If you want to see everything we've done, or if you're just the kind of person that finds beauty in complex government forms, select a document below.
We've prepared your return for you. Below are the documents included in your return.
When you're ready, scroll to the finish to review and submit your tax return.
Your Tax Documents
Before You Submit Your Return
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|You may be eligible for the Working Income Tax Benefit.|
|You may be eligible for the Ontario Energy and Property Tax Credit.|
|You may qualify for the Manitoba Personal Tax Credit. Only you or your partner may claim this credit. The credit is based on your family income, so it usually does not matter which one of you claims it. Do you want to claim this credit?|
|Both you and your partner cannot claim the Manitoba Personal Tax Credit.|
|You need to complete your partner's tax return before you can submit yours. If your partner's return is already done, confirm they have no income in the question below, then press "Check tax return" again to clear this message.|
|Your partner has not linked his or her profile with yours. Need help fixing this?|
|It looks like both you and your partner have entered the same social insurance number.|
|Your income may be too high to claim the GST/HST credit.|
|Your partner already claimed the GST/HST credit. Only one of you may claim the credit.|
|Your partner already claimed the low income tax reduction. Only one of you may claim the credit.|
|You and your partner both indicated that the other will claim the low income tax reduction.|
|Both you and your partner have claimed credits on the Ontario Trillium Benefit form. Only one of you may claim these credits.|
|You and your partner have claimed more than $10,000 in Healthy Homes renovation credits. Your total claim must be less than $10,000.|
|To split pension income, you need to provide your partner's social insurance number.|
|We see that you didn't report any income this year. If you earned income in 2012, make sure to report it. If you did not earn any income this year, select "I did not".|
|Your partner had no income in 2012. If he/she did, make sure to report it.|
Does your partner have a valid T2201 (Disability Tax Credit Certificate) on file with the CRA, and is that T2201 registered on your account with the CRA?
If you answer "It is", but your partner's T2201 is not registered on your account, your return will be rejected by NETFILE.
|You did not receive any OAS in 2012. If you did, add a T4A(OAS).|
|You did not receive a pension adjustment in 2012. If you did, make sure to report it.|
|You reported a limited partnership loss or a rental loss. If you have a deemed loss (box 24 on a T5013) you must report it as well. If you do not have a deemed loss, you may ignore this message.|
|You reported a deemed limited partnership loss (box 24 on a T5013). You must also report your rental loss (T776) or your limited partnership loss (box 22, T5013).|
|You reported foreign non-business income on a T-slip but you didn't claim a foreign tax credit ("FTC"). If foreign tax was withheld from your income, you may want to complete a form T2209 to claim an FTC.|
|You may be subject to Alternative Minimum Tax ("AMT"). Because you have claimed deductions on line 232 or a rental loss on line 126, you must complete certain fields in the AMT section. If the relevant amounts are nil, enter $0.|
|You may be subject to Alternative Minimum Tax ("AMT"). To determine whether AMT applies, you should complete the AMT section. This warning message appears if you have certain types of income or deductions and doesn't necessarily mean that AMT will apply to you.|
|You earned capital gains that were reported on T-slips. You need to add a T936.|
|You have too many financial statements. NETFILE only allows up to six statements.|
|You can only claim a maximum of 22 children under 18.|
|You can only claim the caregiver amount for up to 22 dependants.|
|You reported CPP contributions in box 16 of a T4 slip, but did not report the related income.|
|You indicated that you designated your UCCB to your eligible dependant but their income is lower than your UCCB.|
|Your total RRSP transfers cannot exceed your pension income (line 115), retirement income (line 129), and other income (line 130) on you T1 minus line 6810 on your T936.|
|You indicated that you paid EI premiums in respect of your business or fishing income so you must report those EI premiums in box 18 of a T4 slip.|
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|Before you can submit your return, we need to check your return for any errors.|
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Submit Your Tax Return
Step 1: Print your tax return
|Download your .tax file. You cannot open this file on your computer. This file is designed to be submitted through NETFILE. To view your completed return, use the print option below. If you're stuck, please see these .tax file tips.|
|Print a copy of your return. This can take up to a minute, so please wait for the print window to appear. You can print your return on paper or save it to PDF. If your prints don't look quite right, please see these printing tips.|
Step 2: Mail your tax return
The CRA has closed NETFILE for the 2012 tax year, so you'll need to mail your printed return. SimpleTax is designed for NETFILE, so you may need to transcribe information from certain tables on to your printed copy. Please review your tax return very carefully before mailing it in.
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Submit Your Tax Return
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After You Submit Your Return
|Since you reported more than $100,000 in foreign property, you must complete a T1135 Foreign Income Verification Statement. We aren't able to send this electronically to the CRA, so you will need to print and mail this to the CRA. ?|
|Because you have more than $3,000 in tax payable, you may need pay your income tax by instalments.||Learn more|
|Need to complete another tax return?|
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See you next year!