If you've every tried doing your own taxes you know it can be a headache, even if you do enjoy math.  While there are plenty of programs online that can help you do them yourself there are plenty of benefits of getting a professional to help.  They can sometimes save you money in ways you've never thought. Knowing what you need other than your T4 can sometimes be difficult but here's a short list of some things you should have ready before you file.


Things You May Need To File

  • All T4 Slips
  • Old Age Security and CPP Benefits
  • EI Benefits
  • Social Assistance Payments
  • RRSP Contributions
  • Medical Expenses
  • Tuition/Education Reciepts
  • Child Arts/Sports Expenses
  • First-Time Home Buyers Amount
  • Moving Expenses
  • Donation Receipts
  • Rental Income 
  • Rental Cost Receipt
  • Child Care Expenses

Full List Here


FYI: You have until May 1st this year to file and pay for your taxes if you owe.


Where To Get Your Taxes Done Locally

First Choice Income Tax

H&R Block


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