At income tax time this Peace Tax Return (PTR) produced by Conscience Canada can be used together with your official Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) tax return. This form is for those who object to contributing to military spending on grounds of conscience and wish to declare their objection to the Canadian government.
This is not an official Income Tax and Benefit Return form. It is not an offense to use it, nor are we aware of any charges against Canadians who have used it to state their conscientious objection to military taxation.
To complete the PTR on-line follow this link: Peace Tax Return for the 2020 tax year
As well a printable hard-copy (PDF) version can be downloaded, printed, completed and mailed.
The Peace Tax Return provides two main options.
|Option A is for people who:|
Thus Option A is limited to a Declaration of Conscience that states the user’s objection to paying taxes that support the military.
|Option B is for people who want to actually withhold or divert the portion of their taxes supporting the military. Option B provides two ways to do this:|
By using either Option A or Option B of our Peace Tax Return you send a message to the government that you want your taxes to be used for peace, not war.
The Canadian government does not currently recognize conscientious objection to military taxation as a legal right. Withholding or diverting taxes is likely to result in a variety of responses from the CRA. Please see our Frequently Asked Questions for more on this.
Please be aware that by using this Peace Tax Return and sending a copy to Conscience Canada (CC) you will be regarded as a voting member of CC. You will receive our twice yearly newsletter and occasional e‐mails from us to keep you informed of new peace initiatives and other CC news and ideas.
If for any reason you are having problems with the PTR, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, or write to us at 515 Langs Drive, Unit J, Cambridge, ON N3H 5E4.
Below are the PTRs for previous tax years
- 2019 Peace Tax Return
- 2018 Peace Tax Return
- 2017 Peace Tax Return
- 2016 Peace Tax Return
- 2015 Peace Tax Return
- 2014 Peace Tax Return
Taxes for Peace not War — Divest from the Military