Would you like to know when your next Canada Child Benefit (CCB) payment is arriving?

Do you need to update your direct deposit details?

Curious as to how much you have contributed to your RRSP?

All of this information, and much more, is available for you and is just a click away through the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA)’s My Account Service.

Here are the benefits of registering for a CRA My Account.

All Things Tax-Related

Why call CRA when you can view much of your tax info securely online?

CRA My Account holders can:

Getting Personal

Updates to your direct deposit details or marital status are easy if you’re a CRA My Account holder. Address changes performed via CRA My Account take effect immediately, which is especially important during tax season.  The address the CRA has on their files for you must match the address listed on your return to be able to file electronically with NETFILE.

Make Tax Time a Breeze with Auto-fill my return

Wouldn’t it be nice if you could just press a button and have much of your tax info loaded right into your return, in the right boxes?  With the CRA’s Auto-fill my return service, you can import your tax data from your T-slips, RRSP contributions and much more.  To be able to take advantage of this feature, you must be a CRA My Account holder.

For more details on that feature, check out our tax tip: Auto-fill my return.

More than Just Taxes

With the CRA My Account, you can review dates and payment amounts for benefits programs including;

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