Feds promise free, automatic tax returns — a change that could send benefits to thousands

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The federal government says it will soon introduce a free, automatic tax filing system for simple returns — a policy change meant to provide government benefits to qualified people who don't collect them now because they skip filing their taxes.

The promise — a one-line commitment buried in the 6,783-word speech from the throne — could help hundreds of thousands of low- and fixed-income Canadians access benefits that are only paid to people who file tax returns.

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Original Article Source Credits:   CBC News , https://www.cbc.ca/

Article Written By:  John Paul Tasker 

Original Article Posted on:  Sep 27, 2020

Link to Original Article:  https://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/free-automatic-tax-returns-benefits-1.5739678