The Clock is ticking

The Clock is ticking

April 30, 2021

The Canada Revenue Agency filing deadline comes at midnight tonight.

Despite appeals from several quarters, the Agency has said there will be no extension of the deadline.  Last year it was pushed out an extra month as COVID 19 restrictions took hold.

That’s particularly important if you are among the people who owe money this year.  The impact of CERB, and other COVID benefits has been widespread.  Filing on time, even if you can’t pay up right away will avoid a late filing penalty.

It’s a similar situation if you don’t have all your information.  Filing on time, if nothing else, allows the process to move forward.  If necessary you can always file an adjustment later on.

We encourage you to file on time, but if that is a challenge, remember you can still use our software to file your taxes after the deadline.   And, the sooner, the better.


Nimalan Balachandran is the Founder & CEO of CloudTax, an income tax filing platform, certified by the Canada Revenue Agency, that allows simple tax filers to file their taxes from home. He was a former employee at the Canada Revenue Agency, and has been in the tax preparation industry for over 10 years. His goal was to bring his passion for technology and assisting Canadians in minimizing their taxes together, by building new software that allows Canadian residents to file simple taxes on their own. Along with his background in accounting, finance, artificial intelligence & business strategy from Seneca College and Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Nimalan has also worked as a Financial Advisor at Sun Life Financials. Nimalan also co-founded a not-for-profit organization, ATI Foundation, serving individuals with intellectual and physical disabilities in the Greater Toronto Area.


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