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)).
Thanks for the feedback.
Disclaimer: The above "Fun with Statistics" discussion is for educational and entertainment purposes, and not to be taken too seriously.
And don't forget ... what percent of the 15% paper returns were prepared electronically and then printed out on paper to be filed?