Why you want to file a tax return
Even if none of these requirements apply, you can file a return if any of the following situations apply:
- You want to claim a refund.
- You want to claim the WITB for 2013
- You want to apply for the GST/HST credit (including any related provincial credits). For example, you may be eligible if you turn 19 before April 2015
- You or your spouse or common-law partner want to begin or continue receiving Canada child tax benefit payments, including related provincial or territorial benefit payments
- You have incurred a non-capital loss in 2013 that you want to be able to apply in other years
- You want to carry forward or transfer the unused part of your tuition, education, and textbook amounts
- You want to report income for which you could contribute to an RRSP and/or a pooled registered pension plan (PRPP) to keep your RRSP/PRPP deduction limit for future years current
- You want to carry forward the unused investment tax credit on expenditures you incurred during the current year
- You receive the guaranteed income supplement or allowance benefits under the old age security program. You can usually renew your benefit by filing your return by April 30. If you choose not to file a return, you will have to complete a renewal form. This form is available from Service Canada.