How to change your address
If you move, let us know your new address as soon as possible.
If you receive a Canada Pension Plan or old age security benefit, you should also change your address with Service Canada.
You can make changes or view the address and telephone number information we have on file for you by Internet.
If you have registered with the My Account service, you can change your address by going to My Account. If not, you have to tell us your new address by phone, or in writing.
By mail or fax
- social insurance number
- new address
- date of your move
If you are writing for other people, including your spouse or common-law partner, include their social insurance numbers, and have each of them sign the letter authorizing the change to their records.
Call our Individual Income Tax Enquiries telephone service at 1-800-959-8281.
Why is it important?
When you tell us your new address in advance, you can avoid any disruption to benefit payments you may be receiving, such as the GST/HST credit (including those from certain related provincial payments), universal child care benefit, and Canada child tax benefit payments (including those from certain related provincial or territorial programs), and working income tax benefit (WITB) advance payments.
Because an individual's personal information is confidential, generally we will not provide a change of address to other government departments or Crown corporations such as Canada Post. Similarly, they do not provide such information to us. The exception is Elections Canada, but only if you gave us your authorization by answering "Yes" to both Elections Canada questions on page one of your return. If you want other departments or organizations informed, you must contact them directly.
If you use our Direct deposit service and you have a new account at a financial institution, inform us of your new account.
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