Request a clearance certificate: Step 2. Determine whether a clearance certificate is needed

From: Canada Revenue Agency

Step 2. Determine whether a clearance certificate is needed

The legal representative will need a clearance certificate to distribute assets unless the following circumstances apply:

  • the estate or trust continues to exist to pay income to the beneficiaries
  • the corporation’s assets and liabilities are being rolled over into another corporation and there is no other tax liability
  • enough funds remain in the estate or corporate account to pay amounts owing to the CRA
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