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Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) says it takes about 2 weeks to process returns filed using
NetFile, EFile, or Telefile, but they do not start processing returns until
mid-February. For paper tax returns, CRA says it takes about 4 weeks to
process returns filed before April 15, and about 6 weeks for returns filed
after April 15.
Can I Check the Status of My Tax Return?
To check with CRA on the status of your tax return, you need the following
your social insurance number
your date of birth
the Total Income amount that you calculated and entered on
line 150 of your tax return for the current year or the past year (use the
past year if you aren't sure if CRA has received your current year tax
The methods to check on the status of your return or your
using the MyCRA app
(new in 2015) on your mobile device, such as a smartphone or
tablet, and there is also a "web" link if you don't have a
smartphone or tablet. With this service, you can get information about your
tax return status - only for 2014 and later years
RRSP deduction limit
TFSA contribution room as of the past January 1st,
once financial institutions have reported all transactions for the
online through the Quick
Access e-service - no longer available as of early 2015 - you must use My Account
online through the CRA My
Account, which is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. To use
the My Account service, you will need a Government of Canada epass, or you
can log in using your web banking account with your financial institution.
The My Account web page has a link to the online registration
by phoning the automated Tax Information Phone Service
(TIPS), which is available from mid-February till December 31.