Canada Revenue Agency

Canada Revenue Agency

October 20, 2014 10:13 ET

Tax Tip: Remembering Business-Related Tax Deadlines Just Got a Lot Easier With the CRA's Business Tax Reminders Mobile App

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Oct. 20, 2014) -

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While Small Business Week comes only once a year, the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) recognizes the unique needs of small and medium-sized businesses and continues to find ways to help them do business all year long.

Business Tax Reminders mobile app

It's easier than ever for small and medium-sized businesses to remember their tax deadlines, thanks to the Canada Revenue Agency's new Business Tax Reminders mobile app, available now free of charge on Apple iOS, Google Android, and Blackberry mobile platforms.

The Business Tax Reminders mobile app is another example of the Canada Revenue Agency's client-focused and technology-driven approach to reducing red tape for businesses. The app lets business users or owners create custom reminders and alerts for key Canada Revenue Agency due dates related to instalment payments, returns, and remittances. The app was created based on feedback from consultations with small and medium-sized businesses. Users can customize their reminder system with different methods of alert, either calendar or pop-up messages, to meet their business needs.

The mobile app is one of the ways the CRA is improving service to small and medium-sized businesses by reducing red tape and making it easier for them to fulfil their tax obligations, as part of the federal government's Red Tape Reduction Action Plan. The CRA has implemented a number of service enhancements and measures to reduce red tape for businesses. For example, since April, corporations have been able to file amended T2 income tax returns using commercial tax preparation software, and taxpayer representatives have been able to send an authorization request (Form RC59), electronically to the CRA on behalf of the businesses they represent.

The Business Tax Reminders mobile app is recommended for small and medium-sized businesses with annual revenue of $20 million or less and fewer than 500 employees. The app is designed to benefit businesses. It is not intended for individual use.

For more information on the Business Tax Reminders mobile app, go to www.cra.gc.ca/mobileapps

Download the app for your mobile platform here:

Apple app store

Google Play app store

Blackberry World

Save time-go online!

The CRA's online services make it faster and easier to handle your business's tax matters. You, your employee, or your representative can file, pay, and access detailed information about your tax accounts all online, all at your fingertips. To learn more about the CRA's electronic services for businesses, go to www.cra.gc.ca/businessonline.

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Contact Information

  • Noel Carisse
    Media Relations
    Canada Revenue Agency
    613-952-9184