How long does it take to get a tax refund?

This depends on the method with which you filed your tax return. Electronically submitted tax returns have a wait time of around two weeks, however, the CRA does not start processing these until mid-February.

Paper tax returns have a bit of a longer wait time. You can expect to wait four weeks for returns filed before April 15, and around 6 weeks for those filed after.

The status of your tax return can be monitored using the CRA app (MyCRA) or by logging into your account on the CRA website. You can also track the progress by calling TIPS (Tax Information Phone Service). Please keep in mind that you must have these three pieces of information before you can see the status: your social insurance number, date of birth, and the income amount that you recorded on line 150 of your tax return. 

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