Leaving Canada without filing departure return

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potatochips
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Leaving Canada without filing departure return

Post by potatochips » Tue Apr 09, 2019 6:47 am

The emigrants page of the CRA website says that if we determine we don't owe tax (and don't want a refund) then we do not need to file a departure tax return. Then, there's this line:

"If you determine that you do not have to file a return, you should let the CRA know the date you left Canada as soon as possible."

Has anyone ever done this? How exactly do we "let the CRA know"? I don't see an option for this in the online account -- would I have to call or email them?

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Re: Leaving Canada without filing departure return

Post by nelsona » Tue Apr 09, 2019 8:40 am

Contact CRA International. one of the 3 or 4 answers you get will lead you to the correct process.
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Re: Leaving Canada without filing departure return

Post by nelsona » Tue Apr 09, 2019 8:43 am

But recall, that there are other situations that require one to file a tax return. So, you would want to make sure you don't meet any of these requirements either.
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