My Business Account

My Business Account (MyBA) is a secure and convenient way for businesses and organizations to access their Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) account information online.

As of June 1, 2019, the CRA offers new digital services for charities through MyBA. You can do the following tasks online:

  • apply to become a registered charity, a registered Canadian amateur athletic association (RCAAA), or registered national arts service organization (RNASO)
  • complete and file your annual T3010 Registered Charity Information Return
  • update information about your organization, including addresses, list of directors, representatives, and several post-registration amendments 
  • upload supporting documents and correspond with the Charities Directorate about your registered organization account
  • access payroll and GST accounts, file T4 slips, GST returns, and view your organization's account balance, transactions, and remitting requirements
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A screenshot of the Registered charity menu quadrant on My Business Account that lists all the tasks that you can do for the RR program account. The tasks are the following:

  • View program account details
  • Apply to be a registered charity or RCAAA
  • View application status
  • File a return
  • Adjust a return
  • View expected and filed returns
  • Update registered charity or RCAAA information
  • View mail
  • Manage address
  • Manage language preference
  • View program account name

To access your organization’s account through MyBA

Registered charity, RCAAA, RNASO

You are the director or trustee of a registered charity, registered Canadian amateur athletic association (RCAAA), or registered national arts service organization (RNASO):

If you have previously used CRA login services to access My Account for individuals or MyBA

  1. Go to CRA login services, select “My Business Account” and use your CRA user ID and password to log in. 
  2. Once logged into by MyBA, select “Manage business number(s) in your profile”, and then select “Add a business” to add your organization’s business number (BN).

If you have never used any CRA login services, follow the instructions to register with MyBA

Note

If you do not see your organization’s BN once you’re logged into MyBA, and can’t add it, it may be that you’re not an authorized director for your organization or your SIN is not associated with your organization’s BN or RR account in the CRA record. Call the Charities Directorate to solve that issue. You will need to provide us your SIN with your name in a letter certified by an authorized director/trustee of your organization.

Applicant organization

You are the director or trustee of an organization that wants to apply to become a registered charity, registered Canadian amateur athletic association (RCAAA), or registered national arts service organization (RNASO):

If you have never used any CRA login services, follow the instructions to register with MyBA.

If your organization has a business number (BN) (for example because it is incorporated or already has a CRA program account):

  1. Go to Business Registration Online to obtain a pending RR account.
  2. Go to CRA login services, select “My Business Account” and use your CRA user ID and password to login.
  3. Once logged into MyBA, select “Manage business number(s) in your profile”, and then select “Add a business” to add your organization’s BN.

If you don’t have a BN:

  1. Go to Business Registration Online to obtain a BN and a pending RR account.
  2. Go to CRA login services, select “My Business Account” and use your CRA user ID and password to login.
  3. Once logged into MyBA, select “Manage business number(s) in your profile”, and then select “Add a business” to add your organization’s BN.
 

If you want to apply for re-registration:

When a charity or RCAAA's registration is revoked, it can no longer access its RR account on MyBA.

To be able to apply for the re-registration of your revoked organization, you need to call the Charities Directorate to request MyBA portal access. After confirming that you are authorized on the file, we will restore your access to your organization’s MyBA.

Internal division

You are the director of a registered charity that is an internal division of a head body:

  1. You must register for Represent a client to obtain a repID (see instructions).
  2. Your head body will then authorize you under their business number (BN) and your RR account.
Applicant internal division

You are the director of an internal division that wants to apply to become a registered charity:

  1. Your head body must go to Business Registration Online to obtain a new pending RR account for your internal division.
  2. You must register for Represent a client to obtain a repID (see instructions).
  3. Your head body will then authorize you under their BN and your RR account.
  4. You must go to Represent a client to “Apply for registration as a charity”.
Authorized representative

An authorized representative can be an employee, volunteer, or another individual such as a lawyer, accountant, or bookkeeper.

  1. Sign up for Represent a client to obtain a repID (see instructions).
  2. Your client will authorize you using your repID.

Multiple Users

Multiple directors can be registered for MyBA and may access the organization’s account at the same time. However, only one user at a time will be able to perform specific tasks.

The CRA recommends that multiple directors register for MyBA to ensure the registered organization does not rely on only one user and one set of login credentials.

Notifications

We encourage you to sign up for email notifications. An email can be provided at the time of application, or any time after that by managing your notification preferences. You can enter up to three email addresses for notifications. And you can choose to receive notifications for multiple RR accounts. All messages are stored in MyBA so that you can go back and refer to them as needed.

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