At this time of the year, CRA sends out letters requesting more information from personal tax returns. We are noticing that CRA is sending letters to clients directly instead of to our office. If you receive one of these letters, please bring it into our office so we can respond to CRA promptly. If not responded to within 30 days, CRA will adjust your tax return which results in additional tax charges for you.
Don't Ignore CRA Letters
If you receive a letter from CRA, DO NOT ignore it. Please read it to see if CRA is requesting information, adjusting your taxes, or confirming what you filed. If you don't understand what the letter is saying, bring it into our office and we would be happy to help you.
Avoid Making GST Payments Twice
If you have received a GST notice of assessment that you thought was paid, it may be. Your return is e-filed and reaches CRA almost immediately, whereas your payment takes time to process. That means the bill was likely mailed before your payment was applied. Please verify that the amount is paid before attempting to pay again.
Check for Credit Balance on Source Deduction Forms
Note that a source deductions form with a credit balance (as shown below) does not need to be paid to CRA. A credit amount shows what you have already paid in for source deductions for prior months.