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2016 Tax Information Centre

Below you'll find a comprehensive list of important dates and other key information that you'll need for the 2016 tax season.

Important dates

Tax Slip Mailing
Schedule
Remember that most tax documents can be accessed through eServices if you have registered for eServices in WebBroker, and you'll receive an email when they are ready. Download the schedule.
Dec. 23, 2016 Last day for Canadian tax loss selling
Dec. 27, 2016 Last day for U.S. tax loss selling
Mar. 1, 2017 Last day for 2016 RSP contributions
May 1, 2017 Last day to file your 2016 tax return without possible penalty1 unless you are self-employed
June 15, 2017 Last day to file your 2016 tax return if you are self-employed without incurring a possible penalty. If you have a balance owing for 2016, you still have to pay it on or before May 1, 2017

Did you know?

Retirement Income Fund (RIF) Annual Minimum Payment: Information for 2017 will be available in WebBroker on Jan. 3, 2017. Existing RIF payment instructions will rollover automatically for 2017. If you want to make changes to your RIF payment schedule, please call us at 1-800-465-5463.

TFSA and RSP Contributions: All cash contributions to TFSA and RSP accounts can be made online using the Transfers function in WebBroker or EasyWeb.

TFSA Withdrawals: Cash withdrawals from TFSA accounts can be made online using the Transfers function in WebBroker.

U.S. Dollar Withdrawals from the USD component of your RSP or TFSA: Please allow a minimum of 7 business days for these requests.

Download our overview of things you need to know for the 2016 tax year in PDF format. It has important information regarding Dividend Tax Credits, TFSAs, RIFs, FATCA, and T1135s.

FAQs

Got questions? Download our dedicated tax FAQ.