Incumbent wins: Toronto Still Canada's Most Tax Procrastinating City

Powerhouse West takes Most Spots; Montreal Biggest Gainer

MISSISSAUGA, ON, April 26 /CNW/ - Wills and Kate, the Habs and Canucks, and a whole lot of electioneering going on: Canadians have plenty of reasons to put off filing their taxes. But no city in Canada embraces the excuses like Toronto, and Hogtown has taken the Procrastinating Cities title for an unprecedented fourth year running.

The challengers are coming on strong: Montreal made a dramatic leap from 9th to 6th on the list, while the western cities took most top places, headed by Calgary in second place overall.

And what part of the country doesn't have time for excuses? Atlantic Canadians, and particularly those tax payers in New Brunswick, seem to want their refunds as soon as possible and are nowhere to be found on the procrastinators list.

The following list is based on the number of tax returns electronically filed via TurboTax Online (formerly QuickTax Online) between April 29-30, 2010:

  1. Toronto - New mayor doesn't help - still Canada's most tax procrastinating city!
  2. Calgary - Canada's Second City of tax procrastination.
  3. VancouverLeft Coasters take third…let's hope the Canucks fare better
  4. Edmonton - City of Champions shows propensity for procrastination
  5. Ottawa - Helps Ontario take the unofficial "Procrastinating Province" category
  6. Montreal - From outsider to contender. Like the Habs?
  7. Mississauga - Takes cue from Hazel and sticks around  (on our list) one more time
  8. Winnipeg - Put the Coyotes on a Jet, let the Red recede and file your taxes!
  9. Victoria - Lots of tax credit for newlyweds and retirees- why the delay?
  10. Surrey - Holding tight to our final spot.

Some Last-Minute Tax Tips:

  • File your taxes, even if you don't owe. Filing determines your eligibility for government programs such as the Canada Child Tax Benefit, a GST/HST credit or any new tax rebates.
  • No superstar credit this year? No worries. Last year's Home Renovation Tax Credit was a one-off, but there are plenty of less well-known ones (gluten-free products, hair transplants, transit passes) to take advantage of. TurboTax Online has an A-Z list of more that 400 federal and provincial credits and deductions.
  • Want your refund ASAP? Hate waiting in line at tax shops? Do it yourself. Prepare and file your taxes online with TurboTax Online and NETFILE. It's your best last-minute option and NETFILE is the fastest way to get your refund. All in the comfort of your own home.

Get more information about tax credits on Twitter at @TurboTaxCanada, Facebook at www.facebook.com/TurboTaxCanada, and the TurboTax blog.

About Intuit Canada
Intuit Canada ULC is a leading provider of business, financial and tax management solutions for small- and mid-sized businesses, consumers and accounting professionals. Its flagship products and services, including Quicken®, QuickBooks®, QuickBooks® Enterprise Solutions, SuccèsPME, TurboTax, and ImpôtRapideMC, simplify personal finance, business accounting, and tax preparation and filing. Additional offerings include ProFile®, a professional tax preparation software suite, the QuickBooks ProAdvisor Program and the Intuit Developer Network for professional users and developers. All are provided by Intuit Canada or through its partners.

Intuit Canada has employees located in Edmonton, Mississauga, Calgary, and Montreal. Intuit Canada is an affiliate of Intuit Inc., which is listed on the Nasdaq stock market under the symbol INTU. More information can be found at www.intuit.ca.

SOURCE Intuit Canada Limited

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