Pay by wire transfer for non-residents
Non-residents who do not have a Canadian bank account can make their payments to the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) by wire transfer.
Note: Payments for non-resident GST/HST security deposits cannot be made by wire transfer at this time.
What you need to know
All wire transfers must be in Canadian dollars.
Your financial institution may charge you a fee to make a wire transfer payment. Make sure that your financial institution does not deduct the wire transfer fee from the total payment amount due as this will result in an underpayment.
Wire transfers are now processed in Canada by Caisse Centrale Desjardins. They do not charge any fee for forwarding your wire transfer payment to the Canada Revenue Agency.
You will need to provide the following information and account details to your financial institution, as only SWIFT wire transfer payments are accepted by the CRA:
Name of banking institution:
Caisse Centrale Desjardins
1170 Peel Street
Canada H3B 0B1
Bank number: 815
Transit number: 98000
Beneficiary name: Receiver General of Canada
Beneficiary account number: MFI09708060815CAD3
(if space limitations, use at least: 815980000970806)
11 Laurier Street
Description field: Authorization number: 122-25678-CRA
ABA code, if required: 081598000
Charges field: “OUR”
Wire space is limited, make sure the following details are provided for your payment to be credited to the correct account:
For individuals your:
- non-resident account number or social insurance number
- full legal name
- telephone number
- tax year/year end
Example: 111111118, John Smith, 613-000-0000
For businesses include the:
- non-resident account number or business number
- business name
- period end date
- telephone number
Example: 111111118RP0001, Smith Construction, 2019/03/15, 613-000-0000
- Fax a copy of your tax remittance voucher or GST/HST return/remittance to the CRA’s Revenue Processing Section at:
- Fax: 204-983-0924
- Provide the amount paid, the date paid and the confirmation number if available.
Avoid late fees
You are responsible for making sure the CRA receives your payment by the payment due date. If you are using a third-party service provider, you must clearly understand the terms and conditions of the services you are using.
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