Uncashed cheques from the Canada Revenue Agency

The Canada Revenue Agency is mailing out letters to select recipients who have used Community Volunteer Income Tax Program (CVTIP) clinics in the past, regarding uncashed cheques. If you received a letter, please follow the directions provided.

Individuals and their representatives can now view their uncashed cheques in My Account.

CRA cheques never expire or become stale-dated. You can cash your CRA cheque at any financial institution in Canada. There is no charge to cash your CRA cheque.

Never miss another payment

Use My Account to see if you have uncashed cheques

Instructions to fill out form 535

  1. Print and fill out the form.
  2. Sign and date the form.
  3. Enter your name and address under the signature.
  4. Have a non-family member witness, sign and date the form.
  5. Witness must enter their name and address under the signature.


  • If the form is not filled out correctly, it will be returned to you.
  • To avoid delays in processing, send only one form for each uncashed cheque.
  • Find out how long it should take us to process a request for a duplicate payment: check CRA processing times tool.

Receiving your payment:

Lost, stolen, or destroyed cheques

If your CRA cheque is lost, stolen, or destroyed, you can ask for a duplicate payment in one of two ways:

Cashing original cheques

Government cheques never expire or stale-date, so you can cash any cheques you have. If you are having issues cashing an old CRA cheque, mail the cheque to the Imaging and Receiver General Operations Directorate and ask to have the payment reissued with a current date.

Imaging and Receiver General Operations Directorate
Returned Cheques
PO Box 2000
Matane  QC G4W 4N5

Cheques issued to a deceased individual

If you have a CRA cheque that was issued to a deceased individual, give the cheque to the person managing their tax affairs, or return the cheque to the Imaging and Receiver General Operations Directorate at the address given above.

If you are managing the tax affairs of a deceased person, deposit the cheque into the estate account and complete their final tax return.

Telephone numbers – Canada Revenue Agency

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