I only worked for the first three months of the tax year, having done massive overtime I ended up paying a lot of tax based on an estimated yearly income which was never reached as I wasn't there for the whole year. How do i get my tax back?

Also since I worked on work and holiday visa ... coming from overseas ... I had my own private health insurance and therefore shouldn't need to pay that bit in taxes either right?  And same with retirement fees.  Can i get both of those back completely?
And how do I launch the tax return with all this?

thanx A LOT for ur help, I'm a bit lost here.



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When you file your Canadian tax return you will taxed on your taxable income. Depending on whether you are a resident or non-resident of Canada, you may be taxed on worldwide income or only Canadian sourced income. Either way, any tax you paid in excess of your actual tax payable will be refunded to you.

If you are an employee in Canada, you will be forced to contribute to CPP and EI. You can, however, request a ruling from the CRA, which will determine whether your employment is pensionable or insurable and whether or not Canada Pension Plan (CPP) contributions and Employment Insurance (EI) premiums must be paid.

An employer or a worker can request a ruling by sending a letter or a completed Form CPT1- http://www.cra-arc.gc.ca/E/pbg/tf/cpt1/cpt1-08b.pdf - to your tax services office.


Allan Madan, CPA, CA
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