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Lulu98
Lulu98
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Posted On: 6/10/2018
Lulu98
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I'm 19 years old and I have lived in Canada since I was 8 years old but I'm not a citizen yet I'm just a permanent resident.

When I looked at the eligibility for citizenship one of the requirements is to have filed personal taxes for 3 years in the 5 years I've been in Canada but I haven't started filing my own taxes till this year, my parents has always put me as their dependent.

What do I Do?
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Posted On: 7/3/2018
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Hello,

Thank you for sharing your situation and question with us.

According to the Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) website in the Find out if you’re eligible — Citizenship section it states,


Income tax filing

Regardless of your age, if required under the Income Tax Act, you must meet your personal income tax filing obligations in three tax years that are fully or partially within the five years right before the date you apply.



You may want to contact the IRCC Call Centre for some additional information and for 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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PMM
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Posted On: 7/4/2018
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Hi


Lulu98 wrote:
I'm 19 years old and I have lived in Canada since I was 8 years old but I'm not a citizen yet I'm just a permanent resident.

When I looked at the eligibility for citizenship one of the requirements is to have filed personal taxes for 3 years in the 5 years I've been in Canada but I haven't started filing my own taxes till this year, my parents has always put me as their dependent.

What do I Do?




1. If you have no taxable income in the previous years and weren't required to file an income tax, you just tick NO to question 12A and No to both required to file and if you filed.

2. You will be fine.
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