How to complete and file a Part XIX Information Return – International Exchange of Information on Financial Accounts slips and summary

For the Common Reporting 

Under Part XIX of the Income Tax Act, Canadian financial institutions are required to:

  • apply due diligence procedures to identify reportable accounts; and
  • annually report to the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) the information required on a Part XIX Information Return.

The following information relates to the reporting aspect — how to complete and file the new return as well as information about the business number (BN) RZ program account, access to login services, notification of errors and correction processes for Part XIX Information Returns.

These instructions are to be used in conjunction with the Guidance on the Common Reporting Standard, which gives details on due diligence and reporting obligations, and the filing instructions related to your filing method. If you use the Internet file transfer (XML) application to file your return, refer to the XML specifications and schema for the filing of the Part XIX information return.

Due Date 

The Part XIX Information Return (slips and summary) must be filed by May 1st following the calendar year to which the information return applies. For example, returns for the 2017 tax year are due by May 1st, 2018. If May 1st is a Saturday or a Sunday, your information return is due the next business day.

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For more information on the electronic transmission of the return or the content, call 1-800-959-5525.

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