Business Registration Online – What you can do
Protect your business account by monitoring your My Business Account for any suspicious activity, which can include unsolicited changes to banking, mailing address, unauthorized appointment or changes of representatives or benefit applications made on your behalf. Visit Security of your CRA account for tips on securing your account.
Business owners who suspect their account has been compromised can call the CRA to talk to an agent on our Business Enquiries line at 1-800-959-5525 (between 9:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. local time, Monday to Friday), 1-866-841-1876 for Yukon, Northwest Territories and Nunavut or if they are outside of Canada and the U.S., at 613-940-8497 (between 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Monday to Friday, EST). For information on protecting yourself against identity theft and fraud, go to canada.ca/taxes-fraud-prevention.
1. What you can do
You can use Business Registration Online (BRO) to:
- get a business number (BN)
- register for some types of program account
- link to other business online registries for some provincial programs, such as British Columbia, Ontario, and Nova Scotia
CRA program accounts you can register for using BRO
If you have a BN, you can use BRO to add program accounts. If you just received a BN and are in BRO, without leaving, you can register for the following types of program account:
- corporation income tax
- payroll deductions
- registered charity
- information returns
For information about other CRA program accounts that are not found in BRO, go to How to register for a business number or Canada Revenue Agency program accounts.
Incorporating your business after getting your BN and registering for CRA program accounts can be done through BRO. It lets you transfer to one of the provinces listed below that have an online business registry service.
Before you click the Transfer button, make sure you have registered for all the program accounts you need because your session in BRO will end once you connect to one of the provinces. These provinces may charge a fee to register for a provincial program account. If you pay by credit card, the province does not give your credit card information to the CRA.
For more information, go to:
- British Columbia – OneStop Business Registry
- Ontario – ServiceOntario – Business services
- Nova Scotia – One Business – One Number
Under subsection 241(4)(l) of the Income Tax Act, we may share some business information with our provincial partners. For example:
- business number
- business name
- business address
- business phone and fax numbers
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