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Mark Your Calendars! Join Us for the Canada Revenue Agency's First-Ever Tweet Chat With Students

Come chat with us about what's in it for you - benefits, credits, online filing, and so much more

OTTAWA, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 04/07/14 -- Canada Revenue Agency

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The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) invites students to participate in the CRA's first-ever tweet chat. Post-secondary students and high-school students will have the opportunity to ask the CRA questions about filing an income tax and benefit return.

When:     Thursday, April 10, 2014
Time:     2-3 p.m. Eastern Time
Where:    Follow and use #StudentsAskCRA on Twitter to participate
Theme:    "What's in it for me? Students: Filing your tax return"

CRA subject matter experts will respond to questions using #StudentsAskCRA on the CRA's Twitter account @CanRevAgency during the tweet chat.

For more information about the tweet chat and to consult the tweet chat terms of use, go to www.cra.gc.ca/youth.

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What's in it for me? Filing your tax return

Quick Facts

--  The CRA's Twitter accounts were launched in the spring of 2011 and have
    over 37,000 followers.
--  The CRA has tweeted over 4,400 tweets since 2011, helping Canadians
    manage their tax affairs.
--  First-time filers can now submit their first tax return electronically
    to the CRA. In the past, first-time filers needed to submit their first
    tax return by paper. This year, choosing online filing couldn't be
    easier or simpler.
--  In 2012, over 1.6 million filers took advantage of the tuition,
    education, and textbook amounts.

Quotes

"I'm very happy to launch the CRA's first-ever tweet chat. It's a great way to communicate with young people across the country in a way that is relevant to them. There are so many benefits and credits available that students may claim as well as online services at their disposal to make tax filing fast, easy, and secure."

Andrew Treusch,
Commissioner of Revenue and Chief Executive Officer of the CRA

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Associated Links

www.cra.gc.ca/getready

www.cra.gc.ca/youth

www.netfile.gc.ca

www.cra.gc.ca/teachingtaxes

www.twitter.com/canrevagency

www.youtube.com/canrevagency

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Contacts:
Noel Carisse
Media Relations
Canada Revenue Agency
613-952-9184

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