Remittance vouchers

When you make your payment electronically, you do not need a remittance voucher. For more information on the fastest, easiest ways to send your payment to the CRA, see Making payments for individuals or Making payments for businesses.

If you want to pay by cheque or money order at your financial institution, you must include a personalized remittance voucher which will help us allocate your payment properly. Make sure you complete the voucher correctly—otherwise your payment may not be applied to the right account or period. Remittance vouchers are printed using specialized ink so they can be read and processed using automated equipment. Photocopiers do not use this specialized ink, so copies are not acceptable.

If you pay through the mail, we prefer that you use a personalized remittance voucher to help us process your payment. If you don't have a remittance voucher, you can ask for one (see below). If necessary, you can also attach a note to your cheque or money order with payment instructions detailing how you would like us to apply your payment.

Ask for a remittance voucher online

You can ask for a remittance voucher online at your convenience through the following options.

You cannot order a remittance voucher for a non-resident account online.

Ask for a remittance voucher by phone

Remittance vouchers are available only in a personalized, pre-printed format. The CRA will personalize and mail them to you. To replace lost remittance vouchers or to get a limited number of personalized forms (maximum of six), you can call us at:

Businesses: 1-800-959-5525
Individuals: 1-800-959-8281
TIPS: 1-800-267-6999 (press “4” and then “4”)
Non-residents: 1-855-284-5946 from anywhere in Canada and the United States or at 613-940-8499 from outside Canada and the United States.

For examples of payment forms and vouchers available, see Payment forms and remittance vouchers available only in paper format.

Get help with my remittance voucher

For information to help you complete your remittance voucher, select the type of payment from the list below:

Income tax payments for individuals

Social insurance number (SIN): A T1 voucher is usually personalized with a taxpayer's information. If you use someone else's remittance voucher, then your payment will be allocated to their account instead of yours. If you use non-personalized T1 voucher, you need to enter your SIN to help us properly allocate your payment. Your SIN is used as your CRA account number.

Amount paid: Every T1 remittance voucher has a payment amount area. Enter the amount of your payment to make sure that we apply the proper payment to your account. The amount on the remittance voucher must match the amount of the cheque.

Instalment payments: If you are making an instalment payment, enter the tax year (calendar year the payment is to be applied against) in the “Instalment Payment” area. This will help us to allocate your payment correctly.

GST/HST payments

Business number (BN): Every GST/HST remittance voucher has a BN area. If you use a non-personalized remittance voucher, enter your BN (full 15 digits) to help us properly allocate your payment.

Remittance period ending: Enter the year, month, and day for the period for which you are paying. This will help us apply the payment to the proper tax period.

Amount paid: Enter the amount of your payment to make sure that we allocate the proper payment amount to your account. The amount on the remittance voucher must match the amount of the cheque.

Payroll deductions

Business number (BN): Every payroll deductions remittance voucher has a place to enter your BN. Enter your BN (full 15 digits) to help us properly allocate your payment.

Gross payroll in remitting period: Enter the dollar amount of your gross payroll for the remittance period for which you are paying. We collect this information for Statistics Canada.

Number of employees: Enter the number of employees that you employed during the remittance period for which you are paying. We collect this information for Statistics Canada.

End of remitting period for which deductions were withheld: Enter the year and month for the period for which you are paying. This will help us allocate your payment to the proper tax period.

Amount paid: Enter the amount of your payment to make sure that we apply the proper payment amount to your account. The amount on the remittance voucher must match the amount of the cheque.

Corporation income tax payments

Business number (BN): Every corporate tax remittance voucher has a BN area. Enter your BN (full 15 digits) to help us properly allocate your payment.

Remittance period ending: Enter the year, month, and day for the period for which you are paying. This will help us apply the payment to the proper tax period.

Amount paid: Enter the amount of your payment to make sure that we apply the proper payment amount to your account. The amount on the remittance voucher must match the amount of the cheque.

Non-resident tax payments

Account number: Every remittance voucher has a field for the non-resident account number. Make sure your non-resident account number (9 digits) is written in that field to help us properly allocate your payment.

Month for which non-resident tax was withheld: Enter the year and month for the period for which you are remitting non-resident tax. This will help us apply the payment to the proper tax period.

Amount paid: Enter the amount of your payment to make sure that we apply the proper payment amount to your account. The amount on the remittance voucher must match the amount of the cheque.

More information about payments

Information on when your payments are due, how much you owe, what to do if you can't pay the full amount by the due date, and more can be obtained by selecting the links below.

Individuals

Businesses

Non-residents