Businesses – Tax information newsletter Issue 2016-01

February 1, 2016

1. New for Trust administrators: You can now file 10 types of trust tax returns electronically!

Did you know? Starting in January 2016, you will be able to file 10 more trust forms electronically using the Canada Revenue Agency's (CRA) secure Internet File Transfer service.

2. Authorize or manage representatives with My Business Account

As a business owner, you can authorize a representative, including your employee, to access your business account(s) online. Your representative (an individual or a service provider business) must be registered through Represent a Client.

3. What to expect when the Canada Revenue Agency calls you

It is possible that the CRA will contact you by phone for legitimate tax reasons. During such phone calls, the CRA officer must validate your identity and therefore will ask for certain personal information, including your date of birth, your address, and in the case of a business some account specific details. The CRA officials will act with professionalism and will not be aggressive or make threats.

4. Reminder: T4/T4A information returns

You have to file the T4 or T4A information return on or before the last day of February following the calendar year that the information return applies to. If the due date falls on a Saturday, or a Sunday, your information return is due the next business day. To find out more, visit Completing and filing information returns.


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