Business Registration Online – Eligibility

2. Eligibility

You can use Business Registration Online (BRO) if you are one of the following:

For more information, go to Representative authorization and Employing a caregiver, babysitter, or domestic worker.

Conditions you need to meet

You can use BRO if you have all of the following:

If you do not have a SIN, go to Social Insurance Number – Overview.

If you have a SIN that starts with a 9, you will not be able to use BRO. If you would like to register for a GST/HST account and have a SIN that starts with a 9, go to How to register for a business number or Canada Revenue Agency program accounts to use the “Non-Resident Business Number and Account Registration Web Form” or please contact the Non-resident tax services office (TSO) that is closest to where you conduct your business: Nova Scotia TSO, Sudbury Tax Centre or Fraser Valley TSO.

To determine if you have to file a tax return and learn how to get it done, go to Get ready to do your taxes.

Restrictions you need to know

You cannot use BRO if you have any of the following:

You cannot use BRO to register a business number for a business that was incorporated:

Once you have the business number and RC program account, you can register for other CRA program accounts using BRO.

Other ways to register if you cannot use BRO

For more information on other methods for registering, go to How to register for a business number or Canada Revenue Agency program accounts.

For more information on other methods for registering in the province where your business operates, go to Canada Revenue Agency registration and provincial or other federal programs.

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