Tax Returns and Bankruptcy

I haven’t filed my income tax returns for the past two years.  Do I need to do this even if I haven’t been working?

No. You do not have to file your tax returns in order to file for bankruptcy. However, under the Income Tax Act you must file your income tax returns every year, regardless of whether or not you are eligible for a refund.

It is not illegal to owe the government money for taxes, but the Income Tax Act requires you to file a return every year, even if you didn’t make any money.

We suggest you review our article on tax returns.

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