To make payments, for individual and business accounts, with the Canada Revenue Agency, your main options are:
- Online Banking - You should be able to pay electronically through your financial institution's Internet or telephone banking services. Please contact your financial institution for more information.
- CRA My Payment - You can make electronic payment directly to CRA via the option in My Payment. This is a service that uses Interac® online to make payments directly to the CRA from your online banking account. Only certain financial institutions participate in this service.
You can make your payment free of charge at your branch of a Canadian chartered bank, caisse populaire, or credit union. You must have a remittance voucher from the CRA in order for the institution to accept the payment. Give the remittance voucher to the teller, who will detach and keep the payment section of the form, and who will stamp and give the rest to you as a receipt.
You can have your payments debited from your account automatically; however, we don't recommend this option as to change the frequency or amounts you need to continually contact the CRA.
You can send a cheque or money order payable to the Receiver General, and a completed remittance voucher, to Canada Revenue Agency, 875 Heron Road, Ottawa ON K1A 1B1.
Note: Write your social insurance number (SIN) on the back of your cheque or money order to help CRA process your payment correctly. If you don't have a remittance voucher, you MUST include a letter telling the CRA where to apply your payment.
There are other options for making payments that are less frequently used.
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