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Date updated: January 25, 2019

What’s new this tax-filing season

New and improved credits

  • The Medical expense tax credit has been expanded to allow expenses related to service animals who are specially trained to perform specific tasks for a patient with a severe mental impairment that help the patient cope with the impairment.
  • The Climate Action Incentive (CAI) payment can be claimed by eligible individuals who are residents of Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario or New Brunswick.

New services

  • View transactions and pay balances with MyCRA This app lets you view and pay your account balance with your Visa® Debit, Debit MasterCard®, or Interac® Online debit card, and by pre-authorized debit, and at any Canada Post outlet for a fee by generating a quick response (QR) code
  • Email notifications (improved)
  • Enhanced Services
    CRA modernized telephone service with estimated wait times provided
  • ReFILE
  • Mailing a paper 2018 Income tax package to your home
  • Protect your account with email notifications
  • Tax filing services for northern residents
  • My Account redesign

Existing services

  • Pay taxes in person at Canada Post
  • Express NOA (Notice of Assessment)
  • File my Return – Eligible individuals with low or fixed income will be invited to file their income tax and benefit returns through an automated phone service.
  • Auto-fill my return


Date last modified: 2019-01-22

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