Go to CRA website and register for the service my Account. It allows individuals to track their refund, view or change their return, check their RRSP limit, print T4 slips, etc.
The same service is available for Businesses as well.
You just need to follow these 10 easy steps to register and obtain your account online:
- Go to CRA login services and choose the service that suits your needs http://www.cra-arc.gc.ca/esrvc-srvce/tx/psssrvcs/menu-eng.html
- Enter your SIN
- Enter your postal code. Note: If you changed address and have not updated at the CRA system, enter the postal code you had used previously.
- Have your Notice Assessment or T1 General handy for the current tax year. For example “2013”. They may ask you to enter the amount reported on line 137 or 150, etc.
- Answer the question that comes up. For example: Is this your current postal code? Yes/No
- Create an user ID
- Create a Password
- Create 5 security questions and answers
- You will get a message stating that you will receive a CRA code in the next 5-10 business days mailed to your address on file
- Once you receive that letter, just sign in again and enter the code on the field provided. Note: CRA code has an expiration date. Make sure you login as soon as you receive the letter.
Done, now you can login and access your account as far back as 10 years.
If you lost your T4, T4A etc, you can print up to two years of information from your account. If you want to do some tax planning and do not have your notice of assessment, you can also find it there. You can change your address, add or remove legal representatives, etc.
It is a great way to have access to some crucial information when you need it.
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