Canadians scrambling to meet tax deadline

By Staff | April 19, 2016 | Last updated on September 15, 2023
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One-in-four Canadians will file just in time for the May 2 tax deadline this year, compared to one-in-five last year, finds a survey by H&R Block Canada. What’s more worrisome, however, is that more Canadians are intending to file past the deadline this year (5%) than last year (3%).

Here are some additional findings.

  • Consistent with last year, Canadians aged 35-54 are the biggest tax filing procrastinators, with 30% saying they will file just before or past the deadline.
  • Women put off their taxes slightly more than men (31% vs. 27%).
  • Only 19% file in advance of the deadline.

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