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Empower Yourself To Do Your Own Taxes

Learn about your taxes is a new self-guided online course from the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) for youth, new residents, and individuals who have never done their taxes before. It is also a great learning tool for anyone who needs a refresher on taxes. And, it includes lesson plans for educators who want to use the course in the classroom.

Canadians have told us they need help understanding how to do their taxes. Following public consultations, the CRA also identified a knowledge gap among young Canadians about the role and value of taxes. This free online learning tool will help all Canadians gain confidence in doing their taxes on their own.

What you’ll learn

“Learn about your taxes” takes you through each step of filing your income tax and benefit return. It explains what documents and forms you’ll need, how to read your pay stubs and tax slips, what your notice of assessment is, and more. It also helps you understand what taxes are and why we pay them.

The course consists of six easy modules you can work through at your own pace. It includes videos, practical examples, exercises and quizzes. For a course sample, check out this video about pay stubs.

Table 1. The six modules in “Learn about your taxes”

Lesson plans for educators

Educators can incorporate “Learn about your taxes” into the curriculum to help their students gain the important life skill of tax literacy.

Lesson plans are available to help them guide their students through each module of the online learning tool.

More tax resources

“Learn about your taxes” is a great way to start learning about the Canadian tax system. If you have more tax filing questions, we can help with those too!

Check out these questions and answers about filing your taxes. We update this page periodically with any changes that may affect you during the tax-filing season.

If you want a quick answer to a common question, use Charlie, our friendly chatbot. Charlie will help you find the information you need to file your tax return. Charlie is available on the CRA home page and many other CRA web pages on


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