Filing Your 2022 Personal Taxes
ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT YOUR 2022 PERSONAL TAX FILING
Each year GGFL prepares over 3,000 personal tax filings. To help us help you, please submit all of your documents to us by March 31 so that we can meet your tax filing deadline.
This guide provides valuable information to help you reduce the time and cost to complete your personal tax filing.
Submit Electronically to Win!
Why submit your documents electronically? In addition to this being the simplest and safest way to provide us with your tax documentation, you could also win a prize pack worth $250! Every client who submits their documents to us via their online Sharefile portal, will automatically be entered into a draw to win one of 5 prize packs consisting of dining and entertainment gift cards! Draws will be done consistently throughout tax season, and winners will be announced through our newsletters and on our website. To be eligible for the prizes, please be sure to submit your documents electronically – good luck!
Check out the topics that are relevant to you.
- Tax deadlines
- How should I get my information to GGFL?
- What do I need to submit?
- How will I receive and sign my tax return?
- How to use ShareFile guides
- Family filings
- Medical claims
- Foreign investments
- How GGFL manages paper documents
- CRA electronic document requirement
Tax returns and tax owing: May 1, 2023
Self-employed and spouses
Tax owing: May 1, 2023
Tax return: June 15, 2023
HST payment for annual filers : May 1, 2023
HST return: June 15, 2023
How should I get my information to GGFL?
Do not send us sensitive documents or personal information by email. It is too easily hacked by fraudsters expert in identity theft.
Gather all of your documents electronically. Submit them together through ShareFile. It’s easy, quick and efficient. Please group similar documents into a single file whenever possible.
We go through a separate assessment process each time you submit documents. That adds time. Sending us all your information at one time means just one assessment process.
If you are new to ShareFile or need a refresher please view our guide and short training videos below. It isn’t as daunting as it may sound.
We will accept paper documents but they require considerable extra time for our team to sort, scan and save electronically. Doing that yourself through ShareFile is a great time saver.
We understand that for some of our clients providing GGFL with paper documents is the preferred or only solution. Our team will scan and save all documents necessary to prepare the tax return in an electronic format. Our data retention policy of 7 years meets CRA requirements. We will shred all paper documents six months after the filing deadline. Upon request, we can provide you with the electronic files. If you have any questions please speak with your partner.
If you receive a tax slip after your return has been filed don’t worry. Just notify us immediately to avoid penalties and interest. We will adjust your return accordingly.
What do I need to submit?
Each client has a unique tax situation and it can change from year to year.
It’s why we have developed a handy fillable form that tells you what information you need to submit. Completing and sharing this form with us is a great way to help get your tax filing done accurately and on time. Just click on the link below.
GGFL Personal Tax Organizer 2022 – Fillable
Information you may need to provide includes:
All T4 slips including employment income, pension income (T4A) including RSP, RIF, Old Age Security
Trust (T3) and Interest and Dividends (T5) slips including: Capital Gain Losses and reporting packages from your broker. See below for more information on reporting investment income and foreign investments.
Use our handy Excel templates below to help categorize and compile the information.
When you provide us the information in these templates we do not need to have your original documents. Please keep them in case of an audit.
Rental Schedule (T776)*Note: Use a separate template for each property.
Business / Professional Income
Self-Employment Schedule for Business (T2125)
Self-Employment Schedule for Physicians (T2125)
Self-Employment Schedule for Dentists (T2125)
Medical – see below for more guidance
For other deductions, see the GGFL Personal Tax Organizer.
How will I receive and sign my tax return?
When your return is complete and ready to be signed, we will send you an email from email@example.com. AdobeSign is a safe and secure system that protects your information from email fraud.
Click on “Review and Sign” to review the documents and follow the signature tabs to apply your e-signature. Once signed you can download a copy of your signed documents for your records.
“How to” ShareFile Guides & Videos
If you are new to ShareFile or need a refresher please view our guide and short training videos.
If we are preparing tax returns for you and members of your family please be sure to provide the information in separate data files and clearly label each file with the family member’s name.
To simplify any medical claims, we recommend that you send us detailed annual statements as follows:
For medical claims covered by your insurance plan:
- Provide the insurance claim statements for services received in 2022. We do not need the individual receipts or invoices.
- Receipt for premiums paid to a private plan
For any medical costs not covered by an insurance plan:
- Provide the receipt with
- Request a detailed prescription summary for 2022 from your Pharmacy. If you provide a summary, do not send the individual receipts.
- Include any travel health insurance premiums paid
- If a family member’s health has changed during the year, they may qualify for the disability tax credit. Their doctor will be able to help with that process.
If you own investments that are not RRSPs, RRIFs, TFSAs and RESPs, please obtain the 2022 Tax Reporting package for each account from your investment advisor including:
- Realized Capital Gain/Loss Report in Canadian dollars
- T1135 Foreign Property report
- Investment management fees (for non-registered investment accounts only)
If you live in Quebec and receive income from a trust that is located outside of Quebec please contact our office.
If you own foreign investments with an aggregate cost base greater than $100,000, form T1135 Foreign Income Verification Statement must be completed.
Foreign investments include:
- Foreign bank accounts
- Shares or debt of any foreign entity
- Shares of a non-resident corporation
- Foreign rental properties
- Interest in a non-resident trust, partnership, property or other entity
- Shares of foreign companies held in your non-registered investment portfolio
If this applies to you, please provide us the following:
- T1135 Foreign Property report for 2022 from your investment advisor
If your foreign investment is not held by a broker, please provide the following information by country:
- The maximum cost amount during the year
- The cost amount at December 31, 2022
- Gross income earned in 2022
- Capital gain or loss on disposition in 2022
Additionally, if either situation below applies to you, please provide us with the details:
- Any loans or transfers to certain foreign trusts, or a corporation controlled by such trusts
- Individuals who, in the year, received distributions from, or are indebted to certain foreign trusts
Foreign investments do not include assets used in a business, personal use assets, and foreign investments held in registered plans (i.e., RRSPs, TFSAs and RESPs).
Managing paper documents
We understand that for some of our clients providing GGFL with paper documents is the preferred or only solution.
Our team will scan and save all documents necessary to prepare the tax return in an electronic format. Our data retention policy of 7 years meets CRA requirements. After six months, we will shred all paper documents. Upon request, we can provide you with the electronic files. If you have any questions please speak with your partner.
CRA Requirements for electronic documents
- Must be an accurate reproduction with the intention of it taking the place of the paper document.
- Must provide the same information as the paper document.
- Significant details of the image cannot be obscured because of limitations in resolution, tonality, or hue.
- For all electronic documents, please double check that the image is easily read and includes all relevant elements of the original document. Documents that are hard to read or cropped will delay your tax file preparation. The best file format for our various tax systems is an Adobe pdf document.
Click here for more information on what CRA considers to be an acceptable format for your documentation.