Do you have to file a Canadian return
- You must file a return for 2015 if any of the following situations apply:
- You have to pay tax for 2015.
- You have received a request to file a return for 2015.
- You and your spouse or common-law partner elected to split pension income for 2015.
- You received working income tax benefit (WITB) advance payments in 2015.
- You disposed of capital property in 2015 (for example, if you sold real estate or shares) or you realized a taxable capital gain (for example, if a mutual fund or trust attributed income to you, or you are reporting a capital gains reserve you claimed on your 2014 return).
- You have to repay any of your old age security or employment insurance benefits.
- You have not repaid all amounts withdrawn from your registered retirement savings plan (RRSP) under the Home Buyers’ Plan or the Lifelong Learning Plan.
- You have to contribute to the Canada Pension Plan (CPP). This can apply if for 2015 the total of your net self-employment income and pensionable employment income is more than $3,500.
- You are paying employment insurance premiums on self-employment and other eligible earnings.
Even if none of these requirements apply, you can file a return for other reasons:
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