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If I did not have an income for 2011 and 2012 do I still need to file taxes for these years?

If I did not have an income for 2011 and 2012 do I still need to file taxes for these years?

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If I did not have an income for 2011 and 2012 do I still need to file taxes for these years?

One of the worst answers you can give is 'It depends'.

I'm going to assume you are a single person who is 'young'.

How old you were on December 31st, 2014 matters.

Whether or not you have dependants in 2014 matters.


If you are single and 19 or older with no children and you haven't filed, do it.

It's free on the TurboTax website (http://turbotax.intuit.ca/personal-tax-software/online-tax-software.jsp) and you will get GST payments - depending on your province of residence you might get additional credits (payments)

You don't have to sign forms and apply in a traditional sense.

Filing your taxes is considered an application to receive these tax credits.


If you are over 18 or you are a parent, things get complicated:

The simple answer is, yes you should still file your taxes

The people reading your question have no way of knowing your situation so anything more complicated is guesswork.

[WARNING] Don't give anyone personal information that might identify you.


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If I did not have an income for 2011 and 2012 do I still need to file taxes for these years?

One of the worst answers you can give is 'It depends'.

I'm going to assume you are a single person who is 'young'.

How old you were on December 31st, 2014 matters.

Whether or not you have dependants in 2014 matters.


If you are single and 19 or older with no children and you haven't filed, do it.

It's free on the TurboTax website (http://turbotax.intuit.ca/personal-tax-software/online-tax-software.jsp) and you will get GST payments - depending on your province of residence you might get additional credits (payments)

You don't have to sign forms and apply in a traditional sense.

Filing your taxes is considered an application to receive these tax credits.


If you are over 18 or you are a parent, things get complicated:

The simple answer is, yes you should still file your taxes

The people reading your question have no way of knowing your situation so anything more complicated is guesswork.

[WARNING] Don't give anyone personal information that might identify you.


View solution in original post