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April 10, 2020

How to check your income tax refund status

When you use CloudTax to file your tax return, you quickly receive a confirmation number. It only takes a few seconds because the system only checks that your return is accepted for processing through NETFILE.  This is a CRITICAL step! You'll need that number to know how to check your income tax refund status. So, keep it with your tax documents.… Continue Reading

April 10, 2020

How to Pay Your Taxes Online

You can pay your taxes online easily. If you owe taxes or want to set up instalment payments, the process is the same.  So, this article covers how to pay your taxes online using your online banking to pay: Current Year Balance Balances from Previous Years Instalment Payments – especially if you are self-employed Online Banking Just like you use… Continue Reading

April 10, 2020

Tax Tips for Newcomers to Canada

Moving to a new country can require a lot of adjustment and cause some serious inconvenience whether it is adjusting to the new culture, familiarizing yourself with the local rules and regulations or fitting in with your new neighbours and acquaintances. Just like all the other factors and features, adapting to the new environment demands of you to be financially… Continue Reading

April 9, 2020

Checklist before filing your tax return

CloudTax wants you to get every deduction and tax credit you are entitled to. So, before getting started on your tax return, get all the income records and receipts together. Here's a checklist for before filing your tax return. Canadian Individual Taxpayer Checklist before filing your tax return  T4 slips (for employment income)  Employment insurance (EI) benefits (form… Continue Reading

April 9, 2020

Filing Tax as a Non-Resident

Canadian income tax revolves around your residency status. The requirements differ significantly for residents and non-residents. CloudTax Pro helps Canadians filing tax as a non-resident online, from wherever in the world you live. The Definition of Non-Resident for Tax Purposes First, the CRA defines non-resident as Canadians who "normally, customarily, or routinely live in another country." Plus, "are not considered a resident… Continue Reading

April 9, 2020

How do I make a payment to CRA?

There are many ways you can make a payment to the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA), and we’re here to help you choose the payment method that’s right for you: using your financial institution’s telephone or online banking service using the CRA’s pre-authorized debit service offered through My Account, which lets you: set up a payment from your bank account to… Continue Reading

April 8, 2020

How does CRA contact you?

The CRA may contact you over the phone, by e-mail or mail.  By Phone By phone, the CRA may: Verify your identity by asking for personal information such as your full name, date of birth, address and account, or social insurance number. Ask for details about your account, in the case of a business enquiry. Call you to begin an… Continue Reading

April 7, 2020

How do I change my return after it’s been submitted?

We all make mistakes. It's just best if it isn't on our taxes. So, if you've made an error on your income tax return, you need to fix it. Fortunately, it's not so hard to change a return after it's been submitted. Firstly, don't start over and just file another return for that year. CRA only accepts one return a year.… Continue Reading

April 6, 2020

How to retrieve your CRA My Account password

If you have forgotten or misplaced your password, visit the ‘My Account for Individuals’ page on the Canada Revenue Agency website to retrieve your CRA My Account password. This will direct you to the log-in page.  See also 'CRA My Account' If you scroll down, you should be able to see the “CRA login” button. Click on that button and… Continue Reading

April 2, 2020

CRA’s My Account

If you are looking to track your refund, view or change your return, check your benefit and credit payments, view your RRSP limit, set up direct deposit, or receive email notifications, CRA's My Account is the perfect place to do all that and so much more (click here for a complete list of services).  CRA’s My Account is a secure… Continue Reading

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