Make a payment - Payments to the CRA (2024)

The CRA accepts many payment methods. Find out which way to pay works best for you.

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  • Online banking

    Some banks and credit unions in Canada allow you to add the CRA as a payee to make a single or multiple scheduled payments. Options and services available depend on your bank or credit union.

    Payments are made directly from your bank account.

    Payments you can and cannot make online through your bank or credit union

    Payments accepted through this method:

    Payments not accepted through this method:

    If your payment is not on the list, you can also identify the best payment options for your situation.

    Learn how to pay: Using your bank or credit union website or app

  • One-time payment using CRA online services

    You can only use a debit card to pay with CRA's My Payment service. You cannot use credit cards with MyPayment.

    Payments you can and cannot make online through My Payment

    Payments accepted through this method:

    Payments not accepted through this method:

    If your payment is not on the list, you can also identify the best payment options for your situation.

    Learn how to pay: Using My Payment

  • Schedule one or more future payment(s) using CRA online services

    Payments must be scheduled at least 5 business days before the first payment is made.

    Set up pre-authorized debit (PAD) payments in CRA My Account, My Business Account or Represent a Client for direct withdrawals from your chequing account.

    Payments you can and cannot make online through pre-authorized debits

    Payments accepted through this method:

    Payments not accepted through this method:

    If your payment is not on the list, you can also identify the best payment options for your situation.

    Learn how to pay: With pre-authorized debit (scheduled withdrawals)

  • Counter (teller) service at a bank or credit union in Canada

    You can make a payment to the CRA at any bank or credit union in Canada.

    Payments are made directly from your bank account.

    You will need a remittance voucher.

    Payments you can and cannot make with counter service at a bank or credit union in Canada

    Payments accepted through this method:

    Payments not accepted through this method:

    If your payment is not on the list, you can also identify the best payment options for your situation.

    Learn how to pay: At the counter (teller) of a bank or credit union

  • ATM of a bank or credit union

    Before making a payment at an ATM you may need to add a CRA payee through your online banking or by phone. Options and services available depend on your bank or credit union.

    Payments are made directly from your bank account.

    Payments you can and cannot make through your bank or credit union's ATM

    Payments accepted through this method:

    Payments not accepted through this method:

    If your payment is not on the list, you can also identify the best payment options for your situation.

    Learn how to pay: At your bank or credit union's ATM

  • Canada Post retail location

    Before you pay at Canada Post you must have a customized QR code to apply the payment correctly.

    Service fees will be charged at Canada Post

    You can pay with a debit card or cash.

    Payments you can and cannot make at Canada Post retail locations

    Payments accepted through this method:

    Payments not accepted through this method:

    If your payment is not on the list, you can also identify the best payment options for your situation.

    Learn how to pay: At a Canada Post retail location

  • Third-party service providers

    Some third-party service providers will accept a payment and send it to the CRA on your behalf. Not every third-party service provider accepts the same methods or types of payments.

    Service fees will be charged by the provider

    The CRA does not endorse websites, products, services, or publications. We provide these links only for convenience.

    Payments you can make through various third-party providers

    If your payment is not on the list, you can also identify the best payment options for your situation.

    Learn how to pay: Using a third-party service provider

  • Credit card payment through third-party service providers

    Some third-party service providers will accept a credit card payment and send it to the CRA on your behalf.

    Service fees will be charged by the provider

    The CRA does not endorse websites, products, services, or publications. We provide these links only for convenience.

    Third-party providers that accept credit cards

    Learn how to pay: Using a third-party service provider

  • Money transfer through third-party service providers

    Some third-party service providers will accept a payment through Interac e-Transfer or PayPal and send it to the CRA on your behalf.

    Service fees will be charged by the provider

    The CRA does not endorse websites, products, services, or publications. We provide these links only for convenience.

    Third-party providers that accept money transfer platform payments

    PaySimply

    Learn how to pay: Using a third-party service provider

  • Mail delivery

    You can send a cheque or a series of postdated cheques with or without a paper return through the mail.

    You may need a remittance voucher.

    Payments you can and cannot make through the mail

    Payments accepted through this method:

    Payments not accepted through this method:

    If your payment is not on the list, you can also identify the best payment options for your situation.

    Learn how to pay: By mail

  • Wire transfer at a foreign bank or credit union

    Banks and credit unions outside of Canada may be able to wire transfer a payment to the CRA. Options and services available depend on the foreign bank or credit union.

    You may need a remittance voucher.

    Payments you can and cannot make with counter service at a bank or credit union outside of Canada

    Payments accepted through this method:

    Payments not accepted through this method:

    If your payment is not on the list, you can also identify the best payment options for your situation.

    Learn how to pay: At a foreign bank or credit union

Payment methods the CRA never accepts
  • Cryptocurrency: We do not accept any form of cryptocurrency (e.g. Bitcoin) as payment

  • Gift cards: We do not accept any gift cards in any form of payment

  • Traveller's cheques: We do not accept any traveller's cheques

  • Cash by mail: Cash can only be used at any Canada Post retail location

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