Canada Revenue Agency

Canada Revenue Agency

September 06, 2013 16:45 ET

Harper Government Announces New Measure to Reduce Red Tape for Small Businesses

WHITEHORSE, YUKON--(Marketwired - Sept. 6, 2013) - The Honourable Kerry-Lynne D. Findlay, P.C., Q.C., M.P., Minister of National Revenue, and Ryan Leef, Member of Parliament for Whitehorse, today announced a new online mail service for Canadian small businesses that will help streamline their interactions with the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA). The new mail service uses the CRA's secure online service, My Business Account, and is just one of many CRA initiatives to reduce red tape for Canada's job creators.

"Our Government continues to cut red tape for businesses so they can focus on what they do best: creating jobs and generating wealth in communities across Canada," said Minister Findlay. "This initiative will allow businesses to eliminate unnecessary paperwork and introduces time-saving measures for managing CRA correspondence. This is one more step toward faster, more efficient, and less costly paperless transactions with the CRA."

The CRA's new online mail service is faster and easier than managing paper correspondence from the CRA. By signing up, Canadian businesses can receive their notices of assessment and reassessment, and some letters online for the accounts they select such as, the corporation income tax and goods and services tax/harmonized sales tax accounts. Since the service saves time and reduces the volume of paper, it is a cost-effective way to do business.

"Cutting red tape and making the regulatory process as simple as possible are important steps our Government is taking to help Canadian businesses thrive, particularly during global economic uncertainty," said Mr. Leef. "We will continue to stand up for small and medium sized businesses and will remain focused on jobs, economic growth and long-term prosperity."

The CRA uses the same high level of security financial institutions use to protect your banking information. Signing up for online services can ease the paperwork burden of doing business, and help you do more in less time.

To find out more about services for businesses, go to the CRA's one-stop shop for businesses: www.cra.gc.ca/businessonline.

To learn more about the CRA's commitment to red tape reduction, go to www.cra.gc.ca/redtapereduction.

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The Honourable Kerry-Lynne D. Findlay, P.C., Q.C., M.P., Minister of National Revenue, and Ryan Leef, Member of Parliament for Whitehorse, today announced a new online mail service for Canadian businesses that will help streamline their interactions with the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) . The new mail service uses the CRA's secure online service, My Business Account, and is just one of many initiatives the Harper Government has introduced to reduce red tape for Canada's job creators.

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    Media Relations
    Canada Revenue Agency
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    Office of the Minister of National Revenue
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