Ontario Ministry of Government and Consumer Services annual return
As of May 7, 2021, you can no longer download the Ontario Corporations Information Act annual returns forms T2SCH546 and T2SCH548 from Canada.ca. As of May 15, 2021, you can no longer file these annual returns with the Canada Revenue Agency.
For updated information on filing an Ontario corporation annual return, go to Ontario Business Registry.
The Ministry of Government and Consumer Services (MGCS) is responsible for maintaining a public database of corporate information. It is the corporation's responsibility to make sure that the information on the public record is accurate and up-to-date.
Ontario corporations and foreign business corporations licensed to carry on business in Ontario had to file an Ontario Corporations Information Act Annual Return with the CRA within six months of the end of the tax year as follows:
- Every corporation that was incorporated, continued, or amalgamated in Ontario and subject to the Business Corporations Act or the Corporations Act, except for registered charities under the federal Income Tax Act, had to file Schedule 546, Corporations Information Act Annual Return for Ontario Corporations.
- Every business corporation that was incorporated, continued, or amalgamated in a jurisdiction outside Canada with a licence under the Extra-Provincial Corporations Act to carry on business in Ontario had to file Schedule 548, Corporations Information Act Annual Return for Foreign Business Corporations.
The original amalgamating corporations that had since amalgamated and continued as one amalgamated corporation were not required to file a Corporations Information Act annual return. The MGCS could not accept requests to update the corporate record for these corporations. The corporation resulting from the amalgamation had to file a Corporations Information Act annual return at the appropriate time.
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