CRA update regarding the Heartbleed Bug – Online services restored

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Note: filing of 2013 tax returns has been extended to May 5.


Update on the Heartbleed Bug

All online services have resumed at Canada Revenue Agency (CRA), but unfortunatelyheartbleed

900 social insurance numbers were stolen. Click HERE for the full story.

To ensure communications are secure and cannot be exploited through phishing schemes, CRA will not be calling or emailing individuals to inform them of the breach.

Instead, each affected individual will receive a registered letter informing them of the breach, and will also be provided with credit protection services at no cost.

The tax agency also assures those affected that additional protections will be applied to their CRA accounts.


What are my options for paying CRA?

Here are your options for making a payment to Canada Revenue Agency (CRA):Canada Revenue Agency

  • Online banking: Use your financial institution’s online banking service and select Canada Revenue Agency in the list of payees. We may also be listed as Revenue Canada; CRA Payment on Filing; or Receiver General.
  • Debit card: Use My payment on  CRA’s online payment service. It allows individuals and businesses to make payments using Interac® Online.
  • In person: You can make your payment in person at your financial institution in Canada. To do this, you will need a personalized remittance voucher, which you can ask for online through My Account or Quick Access.
  • By mail: You can also mail your payment to the CRA. Send your cheque or money order (payable to the Receiver General), along with your remittance voucher, to:

Canada Revenue Agency

875 Heron Road

Ottawa ON K1A 1B1

News from Canada Revenue Agency: First-time Donor’s Super Credit

Canadad Revenue Agency has introduced a new tax credit called “First-time Donor’s Super Credit”. Click HERE for more information.