Important 2021 Tax Year Deadlines in Canada

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| 2/6/2022

Not sure of important 2021 tax year dates in Canada? No problem, our Tax Team has put together a list of key dates to help you navigate Canada's 2021 tax year.

Find a downloadable version of the below important 2021 tax year dates in our Tax Planning Newsletter on page 10.

December 15, 2021
  • Final personal tax installment for 2021 if you are required to pay installments
December 31, 2021
  • Charitable gifts
  • Political contributions
  • Certain spousal and child support payments
  • Deductible legal fees
  • Interest on student loans
  • Investment counsel fees, interest and other investment expenses
  • Medical expenses
  • Child care expenses
  • Moving expenses
  • Union and professional membership dues
  • RRSP contributions if you turned 71 in the year
January 30, 2022
  • Interest on a low interest or non-interest bearing loan from your employer to reduce your taxable benefit
  • Interest on intra-family loans
February 14, 2022
  • Reimbursement of automobile expenses to your employer to reduce your taxable benefit if you use an employer-provided automobile
March 1, 2022
  • Contribution to your own RRSP or spousal RRSP for the 2021 tax year
  • Repayments under a Home Buyer’s Plan or a Lifelong Learning Plan for the 2021 tax year
March 15, 2022
  • U.S. filings deadline for 3520-A Annual Information Return of Foreign Trust with a U.S. Owner
April 18, 2022
  • U.S. filing deadline for U.S. citizens
April 30, 2022*
  • Personal income tax filing deadline for individuals who do not earn self-employment income*
  • Tax balance due date for all individuals*

*Because April 30 falls on a weekend both individuals and individuals earning self-employment income have a filing deadline of Monday, May 2.

June 15, 2022
  • Personal income tax filing deadline for individuals who earn self-employment income
  • U.S. filing deadline for US citizens living outside of the U.S.
  • U.S. filing deadline for 8840 “Closer Connection Exception Statement for Aliens”
September 15, 2022
  • U.S. filings deadline for 3520-A Annual Information Return of Foreign Trust with a U.S. Owner if extension filed
October 15, 2022
  • Final U.S. filing deadline if extension filed
  • U.S. FBAR filing deadline

This article has been published for general information. You should always contact your trusted advisor for specific guidance pertaining to your individual tax needs. This publication is not a substitute for obtaining personalized advice.


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