Government falling short on promise to roll out automatic tax filing pilot, experts say

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The government is falling short on a 2023 budget commitment to pilot a new automatic tax filing program this year, experts say.

Last year’s federal budget said that in 2024, the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) would “pilot a new automatic filing service” that would help hundreds of thousands of low- and fixed-income Canadians access benefits that are paid only to people who file tax returns.

By law, and in most cases, only people who owe taxes are required to file a return each year with the CRA.

Many people — notably those on government assistance — don’t expect to owe the federal government

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