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Frequently Asked Questions

Looking for a tax refund calculator. You can use our quick income tax calculator to estimate your tax amount based on province and net income without creating an account.

How do I file tax return for previous year such as 2012?

CRA has not received my tax return. How do I upload my tax file to CRA and get a Netfile confirmation number?

Which tax forms are excluded(not supported) by fastneasytax?

Which documents are required to file tax return?

How easy is to file tax return for someone who is not familiar with tax forms?

How much does it cost to prepare online tax return using fastneasytax?

How do I file tax return online in Canada?

How can I get a quick estimate on my tax amount?

How do I file tax return for previous year such as 2012?

    You can file 2012 tax return by signing up here.

CRA has not received my tax return. How do I upload my tax file to CRA and get a confirmation number?

    There is no need to upload tax file to CRA this year. You can submit tax return to CRA directly using our website. Your tax filing is not complete until you have received a confirmation number from CRA after submitting your tax file. Please follow the steps below to complete your tax filing:
  • Login at fastneasytax.com and click on Results tab.
  • Click on 'Take me to tax return submission page' link.
  • Confirm your acceptance of NETFILE terms by selecting the checkbox at the bottom and click 'SUBMIT MY RETURN'.
  • CRA will give you a confirmation number after successful file submission. Please make a note of this confirmation number.
  • If you receive any error, contact our support team.

Which Canadian income tax forms for 2013 are excluded(not supported) by fastneasytax?

    fastneasytax software supports all income tax forms in Canada for 2013 online with the exception of following exclusions:
  • Does not support the province of Quebec, Northwest Territories, Yukon and Nunavut;
  • Does not support return which incorporate AgriStability/AgriInvest programs (Forms T1163 and T1273);
  • Does not support return with rental income or self-employed business statements;
  • Does not support return with limited partnership including tax shelters;

Which documents are required to file tax return?

You need your income slips (T4,T3,T5 etc.), RRSP deduction slips and expense receipts to claim eligible credit.

How easy is to file tax return for someone who is not familiar with tax forms?

Our step by step online tax filing guide for tax return . Just answer these simple questions (around 40 to 50) and you are all set. If you need any help, we are here. Contact us at support at fastneasytax.com.

How much does it cost to prepare online tax return using fastneasytax?

You can prepare Single tax return for $9.99 and Family tax return for $14.99 only. You can generate upto 10 tax return after paying for Family tax return under one account. It does not cost a dime to find out your tax refund. You pay only when you are ready to submit your tax return to CRA. You can submit to Revenue Canada directly from our website.

How can I get a quick estimate on my tax amount?

You can use our income tax calculator to estimate your tax amount based on province and net income without creating an account.

How do I file tax return online in Canada?

We have created the fast and easy software program to file Canadian personal income tax return online. Create an account, enter your profile (family information), income, deduction and credit information. Our step-by-step guide with simple questions written in plain English without any tax jargon will help you complete your personal tax return in no time. You do not have to pay until you are ready to submit your tax return to Revenue Canada. With our integrated NETFILE service, you can submit it directly to CRA from our website.

How do I search for .tax file on my computer?

  • Windows 7: click on Start ; in the Search programs and files field type *.tax ;
  • Windows Vista: click on Start ; in the Search field type *.tax ;
  • Windows XP: click on Start ; then click on Search , select All files and folders , type *.tax in the field All or part of the file name, look in C drive and click on the Search button.
  • Mac users: click on Finder (on the icon menu). A search box pops up; in the top right corner of the box, type .tax in search field.

I have paid tax in India and Canada on employment income. How do I claim foreign tax credit?

Enter your India income and income tax paid under Foreign employment income. Program will calculate foreign tax credit on T2209 and Provincial tax credit on T2036.

Will I get income tax back if I don't work but have 1 child in canada?

It depends if you had any other income and income tax was withheld at source. If you had no income, you may be able to get some refundable tax credit. For accurate results, you should try out our online tax return for free.

What tax do I pay on tip income?

Tip income is considered as other employment income and reported on line 104. Regular income tax rate applies to tip income.

As seniors moving to Alberta, can we use moving expenses for income tax?

You can claim your moving expense to reduce your taxable income upto the amount of net eligible income you earned at new location either from employment or self-employment. If you have no eligible income, you can carry forward for moving expense to next year and claim it against next year eligible income.

Can I claim tuition to offset capital gains in canada?

Tuition amount gives you non-refundable tax credit. If you have only capital gains as taxable income, your non-refundable tax credit for tuition may be able to offset capital gains. To find out, create your account for free, enter your capital gains under Income and enter tuition under Credit. Our income tax summary will show you if tuition credit can offset the capital gains or not.

How do I claim professional dues for previous years in Canada?

You can claim professional dues for previous years by submitting a request to change your return. Check out CRA site.

How can I do my Canadian income tax return on my ipad?

Starting 2013 tax year, you can submit your tax return directly from ipad without downloading any tax file using our website. Once you have completed your profile with income details and ready to file, just click 'submit to CRA' on final summary page and your tax return will be passed to CRA.

Can one deduct children on canadian federal tax?

You can claim children amount of $2,234 for children under 18 years. If you supported your child as an eligible dependent and are not claiming spousal amount, you can also claim dependent amount for the child. Both of these are non-refundable tax credits and reduce your tax amount and increases your tax refund.

I had paid $100 in Ontario student loans interest in 2012 but I don't know how to add it on your site.

You can enter 'Student loan interest' in Credit tab under 'Common credits'.

I don't see where I can claim my Rent, Metropasses and Tuition?

You can enter 'Metropass expense' in Credit tab under 'Common credits - public transit amount'. You can enter tuition amount under 'Tuition, Education, and Textbook Amounts' in Credit tab. You can enter rent information in Credit tab under 'Rent, property tax, home energy paid for a principal residence or long term care home'.

I have several medical expenses to claim and I do not know how to enter the information in the limited fields.

We need only the expense amount and a brief description to claim tax credit for medical expenses. You need to keep the receipt with you if CRA asks for review later.

I have several expenses to claim non of which are on the drop down menu for medical.

Select 'Others' in the dropdown menu if it does not match with the listed expense.

Where do I file for the OEPTC?

You can opt to apply for OEPTC under 'ON-BEN Trillium benefits' in Credit tab.

There in no column of 305 for Eligible dependent amount.

To claim an eligible dependent amount on line 305 of schedule 1, you will need to select the dependent in my account panel and opt to claim the dependent as an eligible dependent under 'Dependent credit detail' in General tab.

Where do I report my Tax-Free Saving Account (TFSA) contribution on my tax return?

You do not have to report your TFSA contribution on tax return.

My 2010 Notice of Assessment says that their records show that my unused contribution limit for TFSA is $5,000. I used it. There must be somewhere I report.

Financial institutions, where you make your contribution to TFSA, track and report your TFSA contribution to CRA. You do not have to report anything on your tax return.

My wife had the open work permit in year 2011(valid from Jan till Oct 2011), however she did not work anywhere in that period and thus no income was earned by her. Do I need to still include her in my tax return?

Yes. CRA requires income details of your spouse or common-law-partner to claim certain credits even if income is zero. You do not have to file a tax return for your spouse or common-law-partner if income is zero. You can select 'Single tax file' while making payment for your tax return.

Should I enter anything from my Mortgage Statement for 2011? Mortgage Interest?

No, mortgage interest is not tax deductible in Canada. You do not have to enter anything from your mortgage statement. If you have borrowed money to make investment, you can claim interest expense on borrowed money as investment expense and enter it in deduction tab.

I received some salary in India while I was working here in Canada. I have reported that in the Foreign Employment Income section. Kindly let me know if I need to select any of the credits for this income?

You should select 'Foreign tax credit' as you have earned those income in India while working in Canada. Overseas employment tax credit applies if you were working outside Canada and received your foreign income there.

In filling out my Canada income tax form, I did not see a place for the ON428 form.

There is no direct data entry form for ON428. You need to enter tax credit details specific to Ontario in credit tab and program will generate ON428 for you.

When I download my tax return, it is in xml format. How do I get it in .tax format?

Underlying format for .tax file is xml format only. While saving the tax return file, ensure that you save the file with .tax extension and it will be accepted as a valid file format by CRA.

I cannot download my tax file. It says fix the error message related to my tax return. What is the error and how to fix it?

Your error message is displayed above your income tax summary on Results tab. You can't generate a valid .tax file until you have fixed the error. Contact us with the error message displayed on Results tab if need help in fixing the error.

I am not able to use tax file for Netfile because it does not have a .tax extension.

You can download the tax file again from Results tab and remember to keep the file extension as .tax.

Will I have to save to a file on my computer or does it go directly to file with Canada Revenue?

There is no need to download .tax file this year. You can directly submit your tax return to CRA from our website. Follow the steps mentioned here.

I have paid for my income tax. Do I now send my paperwork into revenue canada along with my receipt from you that I printed off proving I did my taxes through you?

No, you don't need to submit the receipt from our website. You can directly submit your tax return to CRA from our website. Follow the steps mentioned here. If you are sending a paper copy, send all the printed pages to CRA along with various receipts for income and expenses.

The attached file does not appear to be a tax return saved in the proper format. You may transmit only the file saved for NETFILE which has a ".tax" extension. Any other file is not in the proper format and will be rejected. Ensure you have saved your tax return following the software instructions to NETFILE, which should have created a ".tax" file. For more information please see our Software Web page.

In the unlikely event that you receive this error message, Contact our support team for resolution. You might have entered some data in incorrect format.

I have downloaded both pdf files provided. Has this information been downloaded to the Taxation Centre at this point and will I receive confirmation of their receipt of the file?

If you did not receive a confirmation number, then your tax filing is not complete. There is no need to download .tax file this year. You can directly submit your tax return to CRA from our website. Follow the steps mentioned here. If you are sending a paper copy, send all the printed pages to CRA along with various receipts for income and expenses.

Do I have to file it myself via netfile or you do it for us? How can I file the tax return via Netfile. CRA is asking for the tax file. Can you please help?

There is no need to download .tax file this year with our integrated service. You can directly submit your tax return to CRA from our website. Follow the steps mentioned here.

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Is the entire process of online tax filing free from start to finish? - can prepare the file; generate it and submit it and have everything completed so a return will be deposited into the account and there is no charge for a first time user?

Entire process of online tax filing is free if your family income is less than 20,000. Your banking information is not submitted with Netfile. You need to contact CRA at 1-800-959-8281 to update your banking information for direct deposit of return prior to using NETFILE.

If I have 7 T4 document, do I have to pay more for the service?

No, everyone pays the same price irrespective of how many T4 slips they have.

I became a new resident to Canada in 2011. How can I file my tax return?

Remember to enter your immigration details under general tab and enter all other informations as regular taxpayer. As a newcomer, your claim for the amounts on lines 300, 301, 303, 305, 367, 306, 315,316, 318, 324, and 326 of schedule 1 will be reduced.

I am filing tax return for the first time. Can I use NETFILE?

Yes. CRA has enabled NETFILE for first time filers starting this year.

How do I claim caregiver tax credit for seniors?

If you supported an eligible dependent in your house, you can claim upto $4,490 per dependant depending on dependant income. You can claim an additional $2,040 if dependant qualifies for family caregiver amount. Provincial credit varies by province. Select the dependent in dropdown in top panel, click on general tab and opt to claim caregiver amount under 'Dependent Credit Detail'. Eligible dependent for claiming caregiver tax credit on line 315 and line 5840 is
1) your (or your spouse's) parent, grandparent, child, grandchild, brother, sister, aunt, uncle, niece or nephew and 18 years of age or older and dependent on you due to mental or physical impairment. or
2) your (or your spouse's) parent or grandparent and 65 years of age or older.

How can I calculate income tax refund from my simple T4 for free?

You can use our quick income tax calculator to estimate your tax amount based on province and net income for free without creating an account. You can start for free by creating an account. No payment is required until you are ready to submit your personal income tax return to CRA.

Are tips taxable in Canada?

Yes. Tips are considered as employment income for income tax return and reported on line 104. You can report it in Income tab under Other Income at the bottom.

can you claim babysitting expenses on your cra taxes for 2013 tax return?

Yes. Babysitting expenses are considered as child care expense for income tax purpose. You can claim this as long as you paid for someone to look after your child (under 16 years of age in 2013 or with an impairment in physical or mental functions) so one of you could earn income, go to school, or conduct research in 2013. Enter the child care expense after selecting your child in dropdown in top panel and going to Credit tab. It should appear on line 214 in your tax return summary.

How to open .tax file for free?

You can open .tax file with any text editor such as notepad. Just open the text editor first and then open the .tax file using file-open menu. Do not make any change in the tax return file or your tax return will not be accepted by Canada Revenue Agency.

Can I claim school uniforms on my taxes?

No. There is no tax credit or deduction to claim school uniforms on income tax return.

How can I calculate tax return from T4?

It is very easy. Complete your basic information such as name, date of birth and province. Enter your income details from T4 in Income tab under T4 for each box and Results tab will show your income tax refund.

How can I file my tax return without T4?

Complete your basic information such as name, date of birth and province. T4 is for employment income. Our program supports all other kind of income except business and rental income. Enter your income details from other T-Slips in Income tab by selecting the right income category. Results tab will show your income tax refund.

What is line 101 on tax return notice of assessment?

Line 101 on tax return represents your employment income from all sources.

How can I get help if I have a question which is not listed here?

Contact us with your question at support at fastneasytax.com.