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Look up postal codes for Canada using street addresses. Find out what the format means, and where to place them in address labels.
When and how to check on the status of your Canadian income tax refund and what might be holding it up.
If you file your tax return late, you may be charged both a penalty and interest. Even if you can't pay the balance due, file your taxes on time.
What you need to know to file your Canadian income taxes - information you need to have, ways to file and pay your taxes, and where to get help.
There are a variety of different ways for you to choose how to pay the balance owing on your Canadian income taxes.
Most Canadians can now file their income taxes online. It's quick. It's easy. And if the government owes you money, you'll get your refund faster.
How to view and update your personal EI, CPP and OAS files online using a My Service Canada Account.
How to get a Canadian income tax package - online, by mail, by phone or in person.
The hourly minimum wage in Canada in each of the provinces and territories.
My Account, a Canada Revenue Agency service, provides you with secure online access to your personal income tax information.
The legal age at which you can buy and drink alcohol in each of the provinces and territories of Canada.
The capital cities of Canada - the national capital and capital cities of the provinces and territories of Canada.
Use these official postal abbreviations of provinces and territories in Canada on mail to and in Canada.
Explanation of T5 tax slips for investment income issued to taxpayers to use when completing their Canadian income tax returns.
If you need to correct or change your Canadian income tax return, first wait for your Notice of Assessment. Then you can do it online or by mail.
A NETFILE access code is no longer required to use NETFILE to file your Canadian income taxes online.
Explanation of T4 tax slips for employment income for taxpayers to use for their Canadian income tax returns.
Canadian Confederation took place in 1867, and originally included four provinces. There are now 10 provinces and three territories in Canada.
Find the location of your polling station and where to vote in the Alberta provincial election.
Customs regulations and duty-free allowances for visitors bringing alcohol into Canada.
Description of the Canada Revenue Agency or CRA and what it does.
Check the current rates for sales taxes (GST, PST and HST) in each of the provinces and territories in Canada.
Definition of legal minimum age to buy tobacco products as determined by individual provinces and territories in Canada.
You can file your taxes by mail, online, or by using a service provider. Select the method that suits you best.
If you're in Canada and shopping online at U.S. stores, don't let hidden costs catch you by surprise. Here's what to watch for.
Description of a T4A income tax information slip in Canada.
The age of majority in Canada is the age at which a person is considered by law to be an adult. It is either 18 or 19 depending on the province or territory.
Explanation of T4A tax slips for pension, retirement, annuity and other income.
Be sure to inform the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) when you move, so benefit payments and refunds are not disrupted.
Where to get application forms for Canadian passports.
Explanation of T3 tax slips for mutual funds and trust income for taxpayers to use when completing their Canadian income tax returns.
Contact information for the Canadian embassy in Washington, DC, and Canadian consulates in the United States.
The responsibilities of the Prime Minister of Canada, the most powerful role in Canadian politics.
Canadian Employment Insurance and types of unemployment benefits in Canada.
Simple step-by-step instructions on applying for your old age security pension in Canada
Here's where to get help with specific questions you have about your Canadian income taxes.
Customs exemptions for Canadian residents bringing goods into Canada increased June 1, 2012.
Explanation of T4A(P) tax slips for Canada Pension Plan benefits issued to taxpayers to use when completing their Canadian income tax returns.
How to arrange direct deposit with the Canada Revenue Agency so Canadian tax payments are deposited directly into your bank account.
Customs regulations and duty-free allowances for returning canadian residents bringing alcohol into Canada.
Each year there is a limit on how much you can contribute to your RRSPs without tax implications. Here's how to find your RRSP contribution limit.
In the Persons Case in the 1920s, five Alberta women fought and won a legal and political battle to have women recognized as persons under the BNA Act.
Free clinics help prepare Canadian income tax returns for those with a low income and a simple tax situation.
Explanation of T4A(OAS) tax slips for old age security income for Canadian taxpayers.
Changes in the Canada Pension Plan (CPP) make it important to assess your own circumstances and make an informed decision about when to apply for it.
How to apply online for Canadian employment insurance.
Check on the Canadian customs regulations for the amount of alcohol you can bring into Canada without paying duty or taxes.
Common T4 and other income tax slips issued for Canadian taxpayers to use when filing their Canadian income tax returns.
Timeline of the history of the death penalty in Canada and the gradual abolition of capital punishment.
Things you need to know to apply for the Canada Pension Plan retirement pension.
Basic eligibility requirements to be allowed to vote in provincial elections in Alberta, Canada.
If you are a first-time home buyer in Canada, you could be eligible for a non-refundable tax credit of $750.
If you withdraw money from your RRSP, you can expect to receive a T4RSP tax slip at income tax time. Here's how to handle it.
The Canadian government raises the eligible age for Old Age Security benefits to age 67, but gives plenty of notice.
How long it takes to get a temporary resident visa for Canada.
The name Canada was first used by Jacques Cartier in 1535. It wasn't the only name considered by the Fathers of Confederation in 1867 though.
The British North America Act, now called the Constitution Act 1867, is one of the base documents of the Canadian constitution.
When you move, you can change your Canadian mailing address online using a Web tool from Canada Post.
Alberta elections - results of the last provincial election, who can vote in Alberta, the permanent register of voters, electoral divisions and MLAs.
How to stay clear of duties and taxes when mailing gifts to Canada.
Take the best advantage you can of the tax break you get with Registered Retirement Savings Plans (RRSPs) while you save for your retirement.
The Home Buyers Plan lets Canadian residents use their RRSPs to help pay for a first home without tax consequences.
How to add your name to the voters list to be able to vote in Alberta provincial elections.
Under exceptional circumstances you can apply to the CRA to have income tax penalties or interest reduced or cancelled.
Description of a T3 income tax information slip in Canada.
Explanation of T4E tax slips for Employment Insurance benefits for taxpayers to use when completing their Canadian income tax returns.
The Bank of Canada holds money from dormant accounts in Canada. You can search for unclaimed bank balances and claim funds that are yours, for free.
Provincial premiers in Canada are the heads of government in the provinces, and they have the responsibilities to go with that leadership role.
Description of a T4 income tax information slip in Canada.
Ontario combines its provincial sales tax and the federal goods and services tax to create a single harmonized sales tax (HST).
How to read PDF files. Canada Online.
Customs regulations and duty-free allowances for returning Canadian residents bringing tobacco into Canada.
Canadian families, seniors, savers and students should reap some financial benefits from this election-year budget.
Much of the role of the Governor General of Canada is ceremonial, but some of his or her official duties can be key to governing Canada.
To find out the status of your Canadian immigration application, try the Client Application Status online service from Citizenship and Immigration Canada.
Description of a T5 income tax information slip in Canada.
On April 1, 2014, the salaries of Canadian members of parliament went up 2.2 percent.
Canadian Nellie McClung championed the vote for women and temperance, and was key in the fight for women to be recognized as persons in the Persons Case.
This non-refundable tax credit encourages a wide range of activities that help a child's development and complements the Children's Fitness Tax Credit.
This Canadian non-refundable tax credit lets you claim $500 per child in eligible fees to encourage their physical activity.
This federal government program provides money for eligible low-income seniors in Canada to supplement their Old Age Security (OAS) pensions.
A massive general strike crippled the city of Winnipeg in the summer of 1919. Government reaction was aggressive and the workers gained little.
The basics on temporary work permits for foreign workers in Canada: who needs a temporary work permit, how to apply for one, and how they work.
The rules for being a candidate in a Canadian federal election, and how to find information on candidates during an election.
Read up on the background, politics and accomplishments of the men and woman who have held the position of Prime Minister of Canada since 1867.
When to use your Canadian Social Insurance Number and protecting your privacy in Canada.
Fact sheets on the provinces and territories of Canada - geography, government and industry.
Key facts about the province of Quebec, Canada - geography, government and industry.
Learn about the role of the Prime Minister of Canada, the current Prime Minister of Canada and Canadian prime ministers in history.
Definition of the harmonized sales tax or HST in Canada.
Description of the Old Age Security pension in Canada.
Explanation of income tax information slips issued to taxpayers to use when completing their Canadian income tax returns.
Customs regulations for reporting money at the Canadian border, when you either enter or leave Canada.
Key facts about Ottawa, the capital city of Canada, including population, government, attractions and the weather.
Member of the legislative assembly - definition of member of the legislative assembly or MLA in Canada.
How, where and when to submit applications for employment insurance in Canada.
There are four new electoral divisions and names and boundaries have been changed for the 2012 Alberta provincial election.
Customs regulations for bringing tobacco into Canada.
The role and responsibilities of Canadian members of parliament.
Contact information to write, phone or fax Stephen Harper, the Prime Minister of Canada.
A founding province of Canada, Nova Scotia is nearly surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean, and is known for high tides, lobster, fish, blueberries and apples.
Definition of a majority government in Canada.
How to apply for a Canadian Permanent Resident Card or renew your Canadian Permanent Resident Card.
Canadians travelling abroad should consider getting an International Driving Permit (IDP). It's simple and inexpensive.
Rules and filing claimants reports to receive Employment Insurance benefits when you're unemployed in Canada.
Key facts about the province of Ontario, Canada - geography, government and industry.
Definition of a minority government in Canada
Social activist Emily Murphy was one of five women who fought, and won, a legal and political battle to have women recognized as persons in Canada.
The definition of official languages in Canada.
Elections Alberta maintains a permanent register of those who are eligible to vote in Alberta provincial elections.
Definition and origin of the name of the province of Nova Scotia, Canada.
Simple step-by-step instructions on replacing a lost or stolen Canadian passport
The date of the next Alberta provincial election and how Alberta election dates are decided.
Canadian senators review legislation, act as watchdogs on the federal government and represent regional constituents.
Jean Chretien, Prime Minister of Canada - biography, professional and political background.
Voters lists and the Permanent Register of Electors for provincial elections in Ontario, Canada.
Customs regulations and duty-free allowances for visitors bringing tobacco into Canada.
Key facts about the province of Alberta, Canada - geography, government and industry.
If not enough income tax was withheld from your income over a year, you may be required to pay income tax in installments. Here's how it works.
Definition of the goods and services tax or GST in Canada.
French navigator Jacques Cartier explored the east coast of Canada and the St. Lawrence River and was responsible for naming Canada.
Understanding the law in Canada on the age of consent for sexual activity.
This federal tax credit can help you save on the cost of public transit. Be sure to check which types of transit passes are eligible.
Events during the October Crisis in Canada in 1970, when the FLQ kidnapped two public officials and the War Measures Act was invoked.
Key facts about the province of British Columbia, Canada - geography, government and industry.
Current federal Members of Parliament in Canada.
Definition and origin of the name of the province of Ontario Canada
Key facts about the city of Edmonton, Alberta, including population, municipal government, Edmonton attractions and the weather.
Key facts about the province of Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada - geography, government and industry.
From 1885 to 1923 Chinese immigration to Canada was discouraged by a head tax, and then by the Canadian Chinese Exclusion Act.
The Canada Revenue Agency conducts different types of tax reviews. Here's when the CRA does them, what they are looking for and how to respond.
Canada Pension Plan - definition of the Canada Pension Plan or CPP in Canada.
Definition of an election riding in Canada
Step by step instructions on how to apply to become a Canadian citizen
It wasn't until 1965 that Canada had its own national flag. Learn about the controversy surrounding its design and the symbolism of the maple leaf flag.
Definition and origin of the name of the province of British Columbia, Canada.
Government regulations for child car seats and seat belts in Canada, including installation, tips and safety alerts.
Key facts about the province of Saskatchewan, Canada - geography, government and industry.
Canada Post volunteers help Santa answer his mail with the Write to Santa program. Includes tips for teachers.
Explanation of T4RIF tax slips for Registered Retirement Income Fund (RRIF) income.
The Dieppe raid in World War II was a test for the full-scale invasion of western Europe, and it was a disaster for the Canadians.
Definition and origin of the name of the Canadian province of Saskatchewan.
Contact information for the Canadian High Commission in New Delhi and Canadian consulates in India.
Mackenzie King was the longest-serving Prime Minister of Canada and introduced many of Canada's social welfare policies. Bland in public, he had a quirky spiritual side.
Cabinet solidarity - definition of cabinet solidarity in Canadian government.
Description of a T4RSP income tax information slip in Canada.
The collision of two ships in Halifax Harbour during World War I caused the world's largest man-made explosion before the nuclear age.
How the provinces and territories of Canada got their names.
Canadian senators make a basic salary and get paid extra for additional responsibilities, such as chairing Senate committees.
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