4 Ways to Make a Payment to CRA

There are several ways to make a payment to the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA). Here are 4 most commonly used options you can use. Please note some options may include transaction fee charged by your financial institution.

1. Online Banking

Make a payment through online banking, the same way you pay your phone or hydro bill.

Pay Individual Taxes Online

  1. Sign in to your financial institution's online individual banking service.

  2. Under “Add a payee,” look for an option such as:

  • CRA (revenue)- current year-tax return

  • CRA (revenue)- tax amount owing

  • CRA (revenue)- tax instalment

  1. Enter your 9 digit social insurance number as your CRA account number

Pay Business Taxes Online

  1. Sign in to your financial institution's online business banking service.

  2. Under “Add a payee,” look for an option such as:

  • Federal – Corporation Tax Payments (RC Account)

  • Federal – GST/HST Payment (RT Account)

  • Federal Payroll Deductions – Regular/Quarterly – EMPTX – (PD7A)

  • Federal Payroll Deductions – Threshold 1 – EMPTX – (PD7A)

  • Federal Payroll Deductions – Threshold 2 – EMPTX – (PD7A)

  1. Enter your 15 digit business number as your CRA account number

Financial Institutions Available for Online Banking with CRA

The followings are financial institutions you can use to pay to the CRA using online banking:

Individuals Businesses

ATB Online ATB Financial

BMO Bank of America

Canadian Western Bank BMO

CIBC Canadian Western Bank

Desjardins CIBC

HSBC Citibank

KEB Canada Desjardins

Laurentian Bank HSBC

National Bank J.P. Morgan

President’s Choice KEB Canada

RBC Royal Bank Laurentian Bank

Scotiabank Meridian Credit Union

Tangerine National Bank

TD Canada Trust RBC Royal Bank

Alberta Credit Unions Scotiabank

Atlantic Canada Credit Unions TD Canada Trust

British Columbia Credit Unions Alberta Credit Unions

Manitoba Credit Unions Atlantic Canada Credit Unions

Ontario Credit Unions British Columbia Credit Unions

Saskatchewan Credit Unions Manitoba Credit Unions

2. CRA My Payment

My Payment is an electronic payment service offered by the CRA for individuals and businesses to make payments directly to the CRA using their bank access cards. It is important to note credit cards are not accepted.

Here's the step-by-step guide on how to make payments using CRA My Payment.

3. Canadian Financial Institution

To make a payment at your Canadian financial institution, you need a personalized remittance voucher. This voucher usually gets mailed to you by CRA. The photocopies of remittance vouchers or payment forms will not be accepted since they do not contain magnetic ink.

You don't have a remittance voucher?

Order a remittance voucher here: Request payment forms or remittance vouchers

4. Write a Cheque

You can make a payment to the CRA with a personal/business cheque from your Canadian financial institutions. Make sure to attach a personalized remittance voucher delivered to you.

  1. Make the cheque payable to the Receiver General

  2. The cheque must include your Social Insurance Number/Business Number/Non-Resident tax withholding account number on both the front and back. Clearly state what the payment is for (ex. 2018 Personal tax installment)

  3. Send the cheque to the CRA

  4. Mail it to:

Canada Revenue Agency

PO Box 3800 STN A

Sudbury ON P3A 0C3

2. Drop it to your local tax offices/drop box

For more payment options, visit CRA's Make a Payment to the Canada Revenue Agency page

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