While most Canadians are aware of the April 301 personal income tax filing deadline, there are other important tax deadlines that must be observed over the course of the year – especially if you want to take advantage of certain tax deductions and credits. This calendar summarizes several important dates on the tax calendar and offers some tips to help you with your overall wealth planning. Where a deadline falls on a weekend or a holiday recognized by the Canada Revenue Agency (“CRA”), the deadline is generally extended to the next business day.
By not considering tax planning until the end of the year – or when filing your annual tax return – you may limit the opportunities available to help you minimize your overall tax bill. Talk to your BMO financial professional and your personal tax advisor about the planning considerations and tips included in this calendar to determine if you’d benefit from incorporating them into your 2023 wealth planning.
This Tax Calendar is neither a comprehensive review of the subject matter covered, nor a substitute for specific professional tax advice. The tax strategies discussed in this publication may or may not be appropriate for you. We encourage you to consult with an independent tax professional to confirm the relevant deadlines and the anticipated implications to your particular situation (with respect to the current tax legislation) in developing and implementing any tax strategies.
For more information, please speak with your BMO financial professional.
1 Extended to Monday, May 1, 2023, as the 2023 deadline falls on the weekend.
2 Please note, BMO makes every effort to ensure that tax slips are mailed by the stated deadline. However, in the event that an issuer does not supply the necessary information in time or makes amendments, tax slips will be processed on an individual security basis and mailed under separate cover as soon as available. Please ensure you’ve received all tax slips prior to filing your tax return.
3 On a related note, be aware that the tax legislation was amended to expand rules that seek to limit income-splitting with certain adult family members involving private companies. For more information, please ask your BMO financial professional for a copy of our publication, Tax Changes Affecting Private Corporations: Tax on Split Income (“TOSI”).
4 For donations made after 2015 that exceed $200, the calculation of the Federal charitable donation tax credit allows higher income donors to claim a Federal tax credit at a rate of 33% (versus 29%), but only on the portion of donations made from income that is subject to the 33% top marginal tax rate that came into effect on January 1, 2016.
5 Please note that December 31, 2023 falls on a Sunday. The last business day in 2023 is Friday, December 29, so individuals should plan accordingly.
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