Canada Revenue Agency

Canada Revenue Agency

March 30, 2015 15:58 ET

Tax Tip: Register a Business the Easy Way!

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - March 30, 2015) -

Did you know?

Do you need a business number? Or are you a representative who often registers multiple businesses at once? As of April 13, 2015, you can use the Canada Revenue Agency's upgraded Business Registration Online service. It's your one-stop shop to register for a business number and related accounts (corporation income tax, GST/HST, payroll, and import-export).

Important facts

The upgraded service:

  • is more user-friendly
  • removes restrictions on completing multiple business registrations at once
  • lets a business register for more than one account of the same type-for example, a business can register for two payroll accounts if it wants to divide its payroll
  • records the business owner's social insurance number (SIN), name, and telephone number when registering for a program account
  • uses a new service to authenticate who is performing the registration
  • allows the registration of a GST/HST account to an existing business number (except for a sole proprietorship) if the business owner's SIN is missing

For more information on business number registration, go to www.cra-arc.gc.ca/bn.

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Contact Information

  • Philippe Brideau
    Media Relations
    Canada Revenue Agency
    613-941-6269