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Are minors (those under 18) required to file a tax return?

Minors may have taxes owing if they have earned more income than:

  • The federal Basic personal amount ($12,069 for 2019). or
  • Your provincial Basic personal amount (which varies by province).

However, even if you are a minor and didn’t earn enough income to owe taxes, it may still be beneficial to file a return. For instance, if you had income tax or CPP premiums deducted at the source, you may be eligible to receive those deductions back in the form of a refund.

Related information:

Who has to file a tax return?

Summer Jobs and Taxes Part 1 – School-Aged Children (under 18)

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