Easy peasy - Steps to your Canada Taxback

Around February/March of each year you will receive a T4 from each employer for the previous year. For example in February/March 2024 you receive a T4 for the tax year 2023. The Canadian tax year is from January-December. 

The T4 Statement of Remuneration is a summary of the tax year where all earnings and deductions are reported to the CRA. You need this T4 from each employer you worked to be able to file your Canadian tax return.

  • Fill out the taxback request form

    You fill out the SSL-secured form and provide basic information about your tax situation to determine your tax residency. No sensitive personal information is required yet.

  • Receive a free calculation of your taxback

    You will receive a free calculation within 48 hours. Now you will know how much taxback you will receive or if you owe taxes to the CRA. Then you can decide if you want to use the taxback service.

  • Further documentation needed

    If you decide to use the taxback service, you provide further documentation and identification. An SSL secured form makes sure you can submit the required documents securely. This data stays on the server and is only used to prepare the tax return. After the tax return has been sent to you, this form and all uploaded documents will be irrevocably deleted from the server.

  • Pay the invoice

    The most affordable taxback service on the Internet. The service fee per tax return is 5% of the calculated refund amount, a minimum of $20 and a maximum of $60. If you owe taxes to the CRA, the service fee is a flat $20.

  • Get your tax return and send it off

    After payment, you will receive a password-secured PDF with the tax return and instructions. You print, sign the tax return and send it to the CRA via post. Mailing address will be provided with the instructions.

  • Wait for your money

    In case of a tax refund: I will never have access to your money, because communication from the CRA will always be through you directly. Same with the cheque, it will be issued to you directly. So within the regular processing time of 2-4 months you personally will receive the taxback cheque from the CRA. You cash the cheque in your home country straight into your own bank account. Please clarify with your bank in your home country if they are able to cash foreign cheques.

Another option to get the tax refund from the CRA is to keep your Canadian bank account open and cash the cheque into the Canadian bank account, then move the funds out to your home country. More info here. 

Do you have questions to Canada Taxes?
Here you can find general Canada Taxback FAQ's