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Drop off 2016 income tax return at local CRA office

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Drop off 2016 income tax return at local CRA office

Drop off 2016 income tax return at local CRA office

For those 25% who still file income tax return by paper and you are near the local CRA office, you can save the postage if you can drop off your income tax return at the drop box at the local CRA office.

Because April 30, 2017 falls on a Sunday, the deadline to file is Monday, May 1.

Here's the Regina/YQR location.

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Remember, you have until midnight Monday night.
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It's more like 10% filing paper according to recent data.

Thanks for sharing.
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cashinstinct wrote: It's more like 10% filing paper according to recent data.
I stand corrected at 15% of total returns are paper, based on CRA's statistics in spring 2016.

However, of the 85% file electronically, 56% were by 3rd party e.g. tax preparation company, accountants, and 29% by individuals.
Source: https://taxpage.com/articles-and-tips/t ... tics-2016/

So when I said "For those who still file income tax return by paper", I meant those who prepared their own returns.
Based on the above numbers, out of those who prepared their returns (15% + 29%), paper returns are a whopping 34% ( 15 / (15 + 29)). Smiling Face With Open Mouth

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saskwatcher wrote: Drop off 2016 income tax return at local CRA office

For those 25% who still file income tax return by paper and you are near the local CRA office, you can save the postage if you can drop off your income tax return at the drop box at the local CRA office.

Because April 30, 2017 falls on a Sunday, the deadline to file is Monday, May 1.

Here's the Regina/YQR location.

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Remember, you have until midnight Monday night.
The mail box is inside the bldg in Regina while it is outside of the bldg in S'toon so you can drop it off any time.
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Out of curiosity, why are you not filing electronically?
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saskwatcher wrote: I stand corrected at 15% of total returns are paper, based on CRA's statistics in spring 2016.

However, of the 85% file electronically, 56% were by 3rd party e.g. tax preparation company, accountants, and 29% by individuals.
Source: https://taxpage.com/articles-and-tips/t ... tics-2016/

So when I said "For those who still file income tax return by paper", I meant those who prepared their own returns.
Based on the above numbers, out of those who prepared their returns (15% + 29%), paper returns are a whopping 34% ( 15 / (15 + 29)). Smiling Face With Open Mouth

Thanks for the feedback.

Disclaimer: The above "Fun with Statistics" discussion is for educational and entertainment purposes, and not to be taken too seriously. :rolleyes:
But how many of the 15% are accountants?
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HoTiCE_ wrote: Out of curiosity, why are you not filing electronically?
not everyone is computer proficient or they don't trust computer to not making mistake.
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I can understand the computer proficiency part but dont agree on the computer not making mistake. Humans are way more prone to it than machines
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nmclean wrote: But how many of the 15% are accountants?
Very few.
By "accountants", do you mean "professional tax preparer" ? Back in 2013 for the 2012 tax year, CRA mandated that professional tax preparers who prepared more than 10 returns had to submit them electronically.

http://www.cra-arc.gc.ca/mandatoryelectronicfiling/
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HoTiCE_ wrote: Out of curiosity, why are you not filing electronically?
I'm not doing my tax return by paper and pencil. Astonished Face I do use tax software but I submit a paper copy.
CRA still wants you to retain supporting documents for 6 years in case your return is reviewed and they ask for supporting documents. Grinning Face With Smiling Eyes http://www.cra-arc.gc.ca/tx/ndvdls/tpcs ... u-eng.html

My solution is to submit the supporting documents (on their "stamp" of course), which they scan, so now they have a copy and I don't have to keep track of it. Smiling Face With Open Mouth
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Sanyo wrote: I thought paper died.
Just like "vinyl records" ?

"Sunrise Records reveals locations of 29 new stores in former HMV space" http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/sunrise ... -1.4017361
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HoTiCE_ wrote: I can understand the computer proficiency part but dont agree on the computer not making mistake. Humans are way more prone to it than machines
Tax software now has "Auto-fill" which can download the tax slips from CRA, which gets rid of human data-entry errors. This assumes the values are copied into the right box of the return.

If you can use a smart devices, you can run the tax software.
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ml88888888 wrote: not everyone is computer proficient or they don't trust computer to not making mistake.
You are far more likely to make a mistake with a paper return. The tax preparation software is almost idiot proof.
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saskwatcher wrote: Just like "vinyl records" ?

"Sunrise Records reveals locations of 29 new stores in former HMV space" http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/sunrise ... -1.4017361
Not a good comparison. The vinyl (analog) sound has always been superior - more people are finally waking up to that. You get much more depth and emotion through the music on vinyl. Paper tax returns just plain suck.
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cashinstinct wrote: It's more like 10% filing paper according to recent data.

Thanks for sharing.
saskwatcher wrote: I stand corrected at 15% of total returns are paper, based on CRA's statistics in spring 2016.

However, of the 85% file electronically, 56% were by 3rd party e.g. tax preparation company, accountants, and 29% by individuals.
Source: https://taxpage.com/articles-and-tips/t ... tics-2016/

So when I said "For those who still file income tax return by paper", I meant those who prepared their own returns.
Based on the above numbers, out of those who prepared their returns (15% + 29%), paper returns are a whopping 34% ( 15 / (15 + 29)). Smiling Face With Open Mouth

Thanks for the feedback.

Disclaimer: The above "Fun with Statistics" discussion is for educational and entertainment purposes, and not to be taken too seriously. :rolleyes:
nmclean wrote: But how many of the 15% are accountants?
And don't forget ... what percent of the 15% paper returns were prepared electronically and then printed out on paper to be filed?
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saskwatcher wrote: Tax software now has "Auto-fill" which can download the tax slips from CRA, which gets rid of human data-entry errors. This assumes the values are copied into the right box of the return.

If you can use a smart devices, you can run the tax software.

Replacing those error with system deficiency which are even worse if you don't notice them (eg. Everyone coming with the T5008 question, or fact the Quebec withholding tax gets lost if you are filing as a resident of another province)
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saskwatcher wrote: I'm not doing my tax return by paper and pencil. Astonished Face I do use tax software but I submit a paper copy.
CRA still wants you to retain supporting documents for 6 years in case your return is reviewed and they ask for supporting documents. Grinning Face With Smiling Eyes http://www.cra-arc.gc.ca/tx/ndvdls/tpcs ... u-eng.html

My solution is to submit the supporting documents (on their "stamp" of course), which they scan, so now they have a copy and I don't have to keep track of it. Smiling Face With Open Mouth
Just because you send in paper return and paper docs, you are still required to keep them forb6 yrs.
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Final returns (deceased) can only be filed paper, so I (& anyone else who lost a loved one this year) will be taking advantage of the CRA office on this.

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