Check CRA processing times

Please note that the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic may influence our standard processing times. The Government of Canada has announced a series of tax measures to help support those affected by the COVID-19 virus, some of which affect tax-filing and payment deadlines.

Find out the standard processing times for tax returns and other tax-related requests sent to the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA). The information provided here is the same you would receive by calling the CRA.

If you would like to learn more about our online services, go to E-services .

What processing times are you looking for?

  • + Tax returns, claims, clearance certificates, benefits, and credits

    Select a CRA service:

    • + Tax returns

      What type of return?

      • + T1 income tax and benefit return

        Select a filing option: 

        • + electronic

          Do you remember the date you filed?

          • Yes
          • No
        • paper
      • + T1 adjustment requests

        Select a filing option: 

        • + electronic

          Do you remember the date you filed?

          • Yes
          • No
        • paper
      • + T2 corporation income tax return

        Select a filing option:

        • + electronic

          Do you remember the date of your submission?

          • Yes
          • No
      • + T3 trust returns

        Do you remember the date you filed?

        • Yes
        • No
      • + GST/HST returns

        Select a filing option:

        • + electronic

          Do you remember the date of your submission?

          • Yes
          • No
        • paper
    • + Benefits and credits application

      Select an option:

      • + Canada child benefits application

        How did you apply? 

        • + My Account, using "Apply for child benefits"

          Do you remember the date you submitted your complete application?

          • Yes
          • No
        • Automated Benefits Application, when you registered the birth of your newborn
        • Form RC66, Canada Child Benefits Application
      • Form T2201, Disability tax credit certificate
    • + Claims

      Select an option 

      • + Film and media tax credits (FMTCs)

        Do you know if you were selected for an audit?

        • + Yes

          How did you file your claim?

          • + Electronically

            Do you remember the date you filed? 

            • Yes
            • No
          • Paper
        • + No

          How did you file your claim?

          • + Electronically

            Do you remember the date you filed? 

            • Yes
            • No
          • Paper
        • I do not know
      • + Scientific research and experimental development (SR&ED) tax credits – Refundable claim

        Do you know if you were selected for a review?

        • + Yes

          How did you file your claim?

          • + Electronically

            Do you remember the date you filed?

            • Yes
            • No
          • Paper
        • + No

          How did you file your claim?

          • + Electronically

            Do you remember the date you filed?

            • Yes
            • No
          • Paper
        • I do not know
      • + Scientific research and experimental development (SR&ED) tax credits – Non-refundable claim

        Do you know if you were selected for a review?

        • Yes
        • + No

          How did you file your claim?

          • + Electronically

            Do you remember the date you filed?

            • Yes
            • No
          • Paper
        • I do not know
    • Clearance certificate request (TX19/GST352)
  • + Pension plans, deferred plans, and education plans

    Select an option:

    • + Deferred income plans - response to written enquiries

      Do you remember the date of your submission?

      • Yes
      • No
    • + Actuarial valuation reports

      Do you remember the date of your submission?

      • Yes
      • No
    • + Applications to register pension plans and deferred profit sharing plans

      Do you remember the date of your submission?

      • Yes
      • No
    • + Deferred income and savings plans (specimens)

      Do you remember the date of your submission?

      • Yes
      • No
  • + Charities

    Select a CRA service: 

    • + Charities - written enquiries

      Select an option: 

      • Routine
      • Complex
    • Charities - responding to applications
  • + Rulings and interpretations

    Select a CRA service:

    • GST/HST rulings and interpretations
    • Advance income tax rulings
    • Technical interpretations
  • + Dispute resolution - Complaints, objections, and taxpayer relief requests

    Select a CRA service:

    • + Service complaints

      How did you file your complaint?

      • + Electronically

        Do you remember the date of your submission?

        • Yes
        • No
      • Paper or fax
    • + Tax objections

      How complex is your tax objection? 

      • Low complexity
      • Medium complexity
      • High complexity
    • Taxpayer relief requests
  • + Account updates

    Select a CRA service:

    • + Authorize or cancel a representative

      Select a filing option:

      (A paper request includes one that was sent online using Submit documents .)

      • + electronic

        Do you remember the date of your submission?

        • Yes
        • No
      • paper
  • + COVID-19 emergency support payments

    Select a CRA emergency benefit:

    • + Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB)

      Select type of issuance:

      • + direct deposit

        Do you remember the date you submitted?

        • Yes
        • No
      • + cheque

        Do you remember the date you submitted?

        • Yes
        • No
    • + Canada Recovery Benefit (CRB)

      Select type of issuance:

      • + direct deposit

        Do you remember the date you submitted?

        • Yes
        • No
      • + cheque

        Do you remember the date you submitted?

        • Yes
        • No
    • + Canada Recovery Sickness Benefit (CRSB)

      Select type of issuance:

      • + direct deposit

        Do you remember the date you submitted?

        • Yes
        • No
      • + cheque

        Do you remember the date you submitted?

        • Yes
        • No
    • + Canada Recovery Caregiving Benefit (CRCB)

      Select type of issuance:

      • + direct deposit

        Do you remember the date you submitted?

        • Yes
        • No
      • + cheque

        Do you remember the date you submitted?

        • Yes
        • No
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