The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) has announced that it has redesigned the correspondence it sends to Corporations regarding their business tax information, including individual Canadians, and Goods and services tax/harmonized sales tax (GST/HST) notices of assessment (NOA) and notices of reassessment (NOR). The CRA has made changes to how the notices are structured, designed, formatted, and written, making the information easier to read and understand.
The CRA has indicated in it’s press release that “simplified correspondence is part of the Government of Canada’s commitment to make the CRA more client-focused and more helpful by improving the ways the CRA communicates with Canadians, [including business tax information].”
Therefore, starting in October 2016, the CRA began sending out two new, simple, and easy to read notices of assessment (NOA and NOR) – one for Corporations business tax information, and one for GST/HST. The re-designed notices have the most important information on the first page, in a clear and simple format, including,
- The most important information is clearly displayed with the account summary on the first page.
- The text is easier to understand and includes only the most important information.
- Additional electronic CRA services are highlighted, including Direct Deposit, My Business Account, and help for persons with visual impairments.