Advance payments for Working income tax benefit: Advance payment information

  1. When are WITB advance payments made?
  2. I did not receive my WITB advance payment. What should I do?
  3. Can I start getting my WITB advance payments by direct deposit?
  4. How do I change my banking information if I receive my payments by direct deposit?
  5. What happens if you owe money for WITB?

1. When are WITB advance payments made?

The WITB payments are generally issued on the 5th day of each quarter.

You can subscribe to the Benefit recipients – payment issuance electronic mailing list to be notified when the next WITB advance payments will be issued.

WITB advance payment dates

April 5, 2016
July 5, 2016
October 5, 2016
January 5, 2017

For more information, please see Application and Eligibility.

2. I did not receive my WITB advance payment. What should I do?

We generally pay the WITB on the 5th day of each quarter. If your payment does not arrive on that day, please wait ten working days before calling the CRA at 1-800-959-8281.

3. Can I start getting my WITB advance payments by direct deposit?

You can have your WITB payments deposited directly into your account at a financial institution. To start direct deposit, call 1-800-959-8281 or send the CRA a completed direct deposit enrolment form.

If for any reason the CRA cannot deposit a payment into your account, the CRA will mail a cheque to you at the address on file.

4. How do I change my banking information if I receive my payments by direct deposit?

If you get your payments by direct deposit and your banking information changes, call 1-800-959-8281 or send the CRA a completed direct deposit enrolment form.

5. What happens if you owe money for WITB?

If you received a WITB overpayment, please refer to the CRA Balance owing – Benefits overpayment page.

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