Important dates in 2021 for Canadian freelancers

Being a freelancer is a lot of work and it can be easy to forget a few key dates. To help you keep on top of your CRA commitments this year, we've put together a list of dates that we believe are important for Canadian freelancers like you.

February 1

GST/HST payment due

Payment for GST/HST collected between October–December 2020 is due if you file your sales taxes on a quarterly basis.

March 1

RRSP contribution deadline

The final date for your RRSP contributions to be eligible for the 2020 tax year.

March 15

Income tax due

Quarterly instalment payment for your income tax is due if you anticipate owing more than $3,000 at tax time in 2022.

April 30

2020 taxes due

This is the deadline to pay your taxes if you owe the government any money for the 2020 tax year. This includes your personal income tax as well as any GST/HST owed if you file on an annual basis.

GST/HST payment due

Payment for GST/HST collected between January–March 2021 is due if you file your sales taxes on a quarterly basis.

June 15

Tax filing deadline

Due date for self-employed individuals—this means you, freelancers—to file their 2020 income tax.

Income tax due

Quarterly instalment payment for your income tax is due if you anticipate owing more than $3,000 at tax time in 2022.

August 3

GST/HST payment due

Payment for GST/HST collected between April–June 2021 is due if you file your sales taxes on a quarterly basis.

September 15

Income tax due

Quarterly instalment payment for your income tax is due if you anticipate owing more than $3,000 at tax time in 2022.

November 1

GST/HST payment due

Payment for GST/HST collected between July–September 2021 is due if you file your sales taxes on a quarterly basis.

DECEMBER 15

Income tax due

Quarterly instalment payment for your income tax is due if you anticipate owing more than $3,000 at tax time in 2022.

Psst... Think you'll forget these dates?

Don't worry! We already did the hard work of adding them to a calendar.

Screenshot of calendar with important dates for Canadian freelancers

You can easily import these dates into your calendar with this link:

https://calendar.google.com/calendar/ical/betterwithbenji.com_lc26mfbmabns80c6amgevusvnk%40group.calendar.google.com/public/basic.ics

Also, if you need help importing these dates into your calendar, here's a quick guide for Google calendar.

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