Notice of assessment

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This image is of the revised notice of assessment that the Canada Revenue Agency will start sending out in February 2016. It includes four notes explaining how the notice’s contact information, account details, key information, and account summary are simplified and easy to understand. The four notes read:

  • “1. Contact info – Appears in the top left corner”
  • “2. Notice Details – Organized so you can easily identify your notice details”
  • “3. Key info – Provides your most important information and if any actions are required”
  • “4. Account summary – Provides you with a status of your account and useful tips”


We sent you a notice of assessment because you filed a tax return or a return was filed for you.

This notice shows the result of the assessment of your return. It is sent to you after we process your return. Keep this for your record.

The notice shows the date we assessed your return and whether you have a refund, an amount owing, or a zero balance.

Sections of the notice explained

Follow these links to see more information about specific sections of your notice.

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What to do if your notice:

For more information about tax returns, see All about your tax return.

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