Here are your options for making a payment to Canada Revenue Agency (CRA):
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:
Each year community organizations and volunteers across Canada help over half a million Canadians file their tax returns. The objective of the Community Volunteer Income Tax Program (CVITP) is to help eligible taxpayers who do not know how to prepare their income tax and benefit returns, and who fit the elibility criteria for income levels and simplicity.
The CVITP is a collaboration between the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) and community organizations who host tax preparation clinics and arrange for volunteers to prepare the returns.
This free service is available for any who have a low to moderate income, and a simple tax situation. The program serves people who have the following income levels: individuals must make $30,000 or less, with single parents with one child making $35,000 or less. Single parents are also allowed to make an extra $2500 per additional child to qualify for the service. Married or common law couples who make $40,000 or less are also eligible.
The program offered at the Volunteer Clinic is also only for those with relatively straightforward financial situations. For example, people are not eligible if they have income from such sources as Capital Gains, if they are a self-employed, or have a business income. Other examples of those not eligible are landlords, people dealing with bankruptcy, have multiple years or returns, or need a return completed for someone who is deceased.
To have volunteers prepare their returns, participants must bring all relevant information with them, including information for spouses or dependents. The previous year’s return, plus any information usually required to file a return- receipts, information slips from the government or financial institution will help people get their return filed in one visit.
Fast facts about filing your income tax return online
Filing your return online lets you get your refund faster and avoids interruptions to your Canada child tax benefit or GST/HST credit payments.
Filing online is easy. Certified software packages and web applications (some of which are free to use) guide you through the process, making sure you don’t miss out on credits and benefits you may be eligible for.
Filing online is secure. The Canada Revenue Agency uses the same high level of online security Canadian financial institutions use.
Contact us and let us walk you through the process step by step.