Make a payment for individuals

Choose an option to make a payment, either online, in person, or by mail. 

The CRA considers your payment made on the day it is either processed by a Canadian financial institution or received by the CRA.

Pay online

Online banking

Processing times:  Considered paid on same or next business day (varies based on your financial institution)

Make a payment or schedule future payments to the CRA through your Canadian financial institution

Interac Debit, Visa Debit, or Debit Mastercard (using
CRA My Payment)

Processing times:  Considered paid on same or next business day (varies based on your financial institution)

CRA My Payment is a service that allows you to make online payments directly to the CRA (does not include credit cards)

Pre-authorized debit (PAD)

Processing times: Must be set up at least 5 business days prior to your payment date

Schedule a future payment or payments in My Account to authorize the CRA to withdraw set amounts from your Canadian chequing account

Credit card, debit card, PayPal, or Interac e-Transfer

Processing times: Varies based on service provider

Only available through PaySimply and Plastiq (service fees apply)

Wire transfer

Processing times:  Considered paid on same or next business day (typically 3 business days to process)

For non-residents who need to make a payment to the CRA and do not have a Canadian bank account

Not accepted online

  •  Cryptocurrency (Bitcoin)
  •  Gift card
  •  Cash

Know how to recognize a scam.

Pay in person

Financial institution (cheque or debit)

Processing times:  Considered paid as of the date stamped

Pay at your Canadian bank, financial institution, or credit union using a printed personalized remittance voucher

Canada Post location (debit or cash)

Processing times:  Considered paid as of the date stamped

Pay at a Canada Post location with a QR code, to apply your payment to the right CRA account (service fees apply)

Pay by mail

Cheque or money order

Processing times:  Considered paid once received by the CRA (allow time for mail delivery)

Mail your remittance voucher with your Canadian cheque or money order payment

Not accepted by mail

  •  Cryptocurrency (Bitcoin)
  •  Gift card
  •  Cash

Know how to recognize a scam.

Confirm your payment

To follow-up on a payment you made, refer to: Confirm your payment is received.

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