Last updated: February 20 2008

New Elections Canada Question on the T1 Return

For several years now, CRA and Elections Canada have been cooperating and asking taxpayers for permission to update the National Register of Electors based on the information provided on their income tax returns. For 2007, a new question has been added to the T1: ìAre you a Canadian citizen?î.

With the addition of this question, CRA can now, with the taxpayerís permission, have the taxpayer's name added to the voterís list if it was not already registered. In prior years, this section of the return was used only to update addresses of those taxpayers who were already on the list.

In addition, this year if the return is for a deceased person, the CRA will notify Elections Canada to remove the taxpayerís name from the voting list.