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.

New:

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.

Wire details

You will need to provide the following information to your financial institution to send a wire transfer payment and account details to the CRA:

Name of banking institution:
Caisse Centrale Desjardins
1170 Peel Street
Montreal, Quebec
Canada H3B 0B1

SWIFT: CCDQCAMM
Bank number: 815
Transit number: 98000
Beneficiary name: Receiver General of Canada
Beneficiary account number: MFI09708060815CAD3
(if space limitations, use at least: 0970806)
Beneficiary address:
11 Laurier Street
Gatineau, Quebec
K1A 0S5
Description field: Authorization number: 122-25678-CRA
ABA code, if required: 081598000
Charges field: “OUR”

Your details

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

Send fax

  • 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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