Paying on time

You are responsible for making sure that your payments are received by the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) on or before the due date. Late payments, including cheques post dated after the due date, may be charged late fees and/or interest.

The CRA considers your payment made on the day that:

  • it is processed at any Canadian financial institution
  • it is received by the CRA

This applies to all payment methods, including by mail and by third-party service providers. If you are using these services, you must clearly understand their terms and conditions.

If your payment due date falls on a Saturday, a Sunday, or a public holiday, the payment will be considered received on time if it is received on the first business day after the due date.

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