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Question about 'Taxation Year' for Citizenship 

gtcutie007
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Posted On: 8/15/2016
gtcutie007
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hi,

I was looking at the eligibility requirements yesterday and unsure if the following scenario I am in satisfies the ' requirement under the Income Tax Act to file income taxes for four (4) taxation years that are fully...' :

1) Arrived in Canada with a PR on April 25,2012

2) Confirmed via 'physical presence calculator' that I will satisfy the residency requirements on September 9,2016 ( after deducting all vacations outside Canada)
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3) Four Taxation year(s) however, I am not a 100% sure if my case fulfills since for the 2012 taxation year I was in Canada between April-December.
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Can anyone advise if my understanding is correct that even though i satisfy the residency requirements(present 183 days/year in the last 4 years), I will not be able to apply until I file my taxes for Year 2016(sometime in 2017).

I've filed taxes for the following taxation years so far:

2012 ( Starting April through December)
2013 ( 12 months)
2014 (12 months)
2015 ( 12 months)

Thank you in advance
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Posted On: 8/16/2016
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Hello,

Thank you for sharing your situation and question with us.

You may want to contact the Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) Call Centre directly to see if they can provide some clarification and information specific to your situation.

I hope this information is helpful. Please let us know if you have further questions and if there is any follow up to your question/situation.

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Anna
Settlement.Org Content and Information/Referral Specialist, CIRS
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