OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - July 6, 2016) -

Did you know?

In the event of a postal disruption at Canada Post, you can get your Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) benefit payments through direct deposit and pay your taxes online. It's faster, easier, and cheaper than dealing with cheques, especially if you're getting or making more than one payment a year.

Even if a postal disruption occurs, you are still required to make every effort to submit your payments on time to the CRA. There are many alternate payment options that allow you to send a payment to the CRA online. To learn more about ways to pay the CRA, go to

How to sign up for direct deposit


My Account can help you quickly and easily manage your tax affairs online, including signing up for direct deposit or updating your account information. If you are already registered for My Account, and have entered your CRA security code, you have full access and can sign up for direct deposit immediately. New registrants who have not yet received their security code in the mail will still have limited access to the service until they receive their code.

Online-mobile application

If you are on a mobile device and would like to start or update your direct deposit information, go to to access MyCRA. Like MyAccount, you will need to have entered your CRA security code in order to access this feature of the app.

By phone

To sign up for direct deposit or to change your account information, call 1-800-959-8281. You will need your:

  • Social Insurance Number (SIN);
  • Full name and current address, including postal code;
  • Date of birth;
  • Most recent assessed income tax and benefit return and information about the most recent payments you got from the Canada Revenue Agency; and
  • Banking information: three-digit financial institution number, five-digit transit number, and your account number. These numbers are found at the bottom of a cheque, or on a monthly bank statement.

By fax

To sign up for direct deposit, follow these steps:

  1. Fill out the Canada Direct Deposit enrolment form.
  2. Fax the completed form along with a bank stamp or a void cheque to the Sudbury Tax Centre at 705-671-3994.

Visit our postal disruption web page for more information.

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Contact Information:

Jelica Zdero
Media Relations
Canada Revenue Agency