Hi, I’m Don and I work at the Canada Revenue Agency. Should you file a tax return if you have no income? Yes! Even if you have no income to report, you should file your return by April 30th to be eligible for certain credits and benefits. For example, benefit payments like the GST/HST credit and the child tax benefit are based on information in your return. If you file late, these payments may be interrupted. Consider filing online. When you file online, you receive your refund faster. And if you use direct deposit, you may receive your refund in as little as eight days! Filing online is secure. The CRA uses the same level of online security as Canadian financial institutions. Finally, filing online is easy. Certified software programs and Web applications (some of which are free) will guide you through the process to ensure you don’t miss out on credits and benefits. Visit netfile.gc.ca/software for details.