GST/HST Access Codes


January 24th, 2012

Need to file your GST/HST return and you can’t find your elusive access code? ¬†Get a new one here:

http://www.cra-arc.gc.ca/esrvc-srvce/tx/bsnss/gsthst-tpstch-ntfl/cd-eng.html

Or better yet, sign up for the online My Business Account service, and you’ll never again need an access code. ¬†You can file your GST/HST return from directly within the My Business Account service.

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Canada Revenue Agency announced today that charities will now have access to the My Business Account Service.  The My Business Account service is one of the most useful tools that CRA has come up with.  It allows businesses to view and file their tax info online, including payroll, GST/HST, and corporate. Charities should definitely consider registering.  For more info, go to http://www.cra-arc.gc.ca/esrvc-srvce/tx/bsnss/myccnt/bt-eng.html#q1

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Just what you have been waiting for! – an easier way to pay your taxes. ¬†Canada Revenue Agency announced that they were launching a new service, called My Payment, which allows instant payment of taxes, online. ¬†My first impression was: ¬†you can already do this through your online banking bill payments screen. ¬†BUT, this new service is instant, whereas with the old service you have to make the payment one day in advance for it to arrive at CRA on time. ¬†This is nice, as now you don’t have to remember the day before your taxes are due to schedule the payment.

Anyway, this new service won’t start until October 5, at which time you can begin enjoying instant tax payment by going to www.cra.gc.ca/mypayment.

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The My Business Account


July 17th, 2009

Business owners:  you will definitely want to register for the My Business Account service.  This service provided by the Canada Revenue Agency allows you to register your business so that you can view, update, and make changes to your government accounts online.  For example, you can view  past GST/HST returns, you can view all the letters that Canada Revenue Agency has sent to you, you can view your payroll account, plus many other things.

Register for this service at: http://www.cra-arc.gc.ca/esrvc-srvce/tx/bsnss/myccnt/menu-eng.html

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