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Canada Revenue Agency tweaks tax return process

Canada Revenue Agency tweaks tax return process

OTTAWA: The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) announced Monday that it is changing the way thousands of citizens will file their tax and benefit returns this year.

About 950,000 Canadians with low or fixed incomes will be eligible for the CRA’s new “File my Return” automated service, Minister of National Revenue Diane Lebouthillier, explained in a press release.

The individuals will be able to file their tax return, as long as it is unchanged year-to-year, by answering short questions and giving some personal information by telephone. They will not need to make any calculations or fill out paper forms, but will still be able to see what deductions, benefits and credits they can receive.

Those who are eligible for the service will be notified with letters by mid-February. The service will run every day from 6 a.m. to 3 a.m. ET during tax-filing season.