The end of April is tax deadline time. Brian Vrooman has been preparing returns in Kenora for many years, and he offers some advice.

"Even if you don't have the money, I found people would delay filing, because they didn't have the money -- but if you owe, you owe. It's not going to change," he said.

The deadline for individuals was extended until May 5, giving people a few extra days. Still, there are some procrastinators.

"File on time. Get it in," Vrooman said. "At least then, you don't pay the penalty. You'll still pay the interest, but at least file it on time, if you owe. If you're sure you're getting a refund, it's not a big deal," he said.

Vrooman notes there's also an exception for contractors.

"Anybody who's self-employed or the spouse of a self-employed individual -- I'm not talking corporate. I'm talking partnership or proprietorship -- they are allowed to file up 'til June 15, before any penalties are incurred. However, if there's a balance owing, interest is still charged from April 30 on," he said.

For more information:
Canada Revenue Agency grants extension
Filing due dates for self-employed