When you can start filing?🕐
At this point you started compiling documents already. Good for you. The start date to start filing is Feb 20, 2023. Just wait until you have all your documents from your employer, contractor, bank institutions, charities, political parties, your pharmacy!
When you can start sending us your documents?🕐
As soon as you are ready! Please let us know of any changes: new babies, new houses, if your marital status has changed, etc.
How you can send us the documents? 🤷♀️
Go to our website: www.dcastro.ca and Click on the CLIENT PORTAL button, you will be directed to the E-courier.ca 📲message, just type your email address, a description and attach your documents. And say Hi!!
We use E-courier as our SECURE deposit box to keep all your documents safe and secure. All your messages are processed by encrypted email and files are kept confidential, because your privacy is important to us! No password required to send the documents and you will get a confirmation message as soon as we receive the message and when is opened.
All our processes are Online, from receiving documents, to preparing, sending back for review, signing and filing. We use encrypted and secure emails.
What's new for 2022?📢
While there are not many changes for this 2022 Tax return campaign, the changes made are significants:
- Amounts received related to COVID-1: If you received federal, provincial, or territorial government COVID-19 benefit payments, such as the Canada Recovery Benefit (CRB), Canada Recovery Caregiving Benefit (CRCB), Canada Recovery Sickness Benefit (CRSB), or Canada Worker Lockdown Benefit (CWLB), you will receive a T4A slip with instructions on how to report these amounts on your return.
- COVID-19 benefits repayment in a prior year: Complete and attach Form T1B, Request to Deduct Federal COVID-19 Benefits Repayment in a Prior Year, to your 2022 Income Tax and Benefit Return to request to have the amount of federal COVID-19 benefits that you repaid in 2022 deducted on your 2020 or 2021 return or split between your 2022 return and the return for the year that you received the benefit. The CRA will then automatically reassess your return(s) to apply the deduction so that you do not need to make a separate request to change your prior year return(s).
- Air quality improvement tax credit: If you were self-employed or a member of a partnership in 2022, you may be eligible to claim a refundable tax credit equals to 25% of your total ventilation expenses to improve ventilation or air quality at your place of business.
- Disability tax credit For 2021 and later tax years, an individual diagnosed with type 1 diabetes is deemed to have met the two times and 14 hours per week requirements for life-sustaining therapy.
- First-time home buyer's tax creditThe amount used to calculate the first-time home buyers' tax credit has increased to $10,000 for a qualifying home purchased after December 31, 2021.
- Home accessibility tax credit The annual expense limit of the home accessibility tax credit has increased to $20,000.
- Medical expense tax credit (for surrogacy and other expenses): The list of eligible medical expenses has been expanded to include amounts paid to fertility clinics and donor banks in Canada to obtain donor sperm or ova to enable the conception of a child by the individual, the individual's spouse or common-law partner, or a surrogate mother on behalf of the individual. In addition, certain expenses incurred in Canada for a surrogate or donor are considered medical expenses of the individual.