Change of address
If you want to change the physical or mailing address of your business (sole proprietorship, partnership, or corporation), you or your representative have to notify the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) as soon as possible.
Why is it important?
Correct address information is crucial to your business accounts since it affects such things as the mailing of notices, returns, and remittance forms. Mailing addresses also determine the office of responsibility of an account.
Your business accounts could be: GST/HST, payroll, corporation, import/export, registered charity, or any other business account.
Owners can change the mailing, physical, and books and records address of their business by using the "Manage address" service in My Business Account. This service is available to business owners only. However, representatives will continue to have access to the "View address" service.
For information on who can change the address of your business, see Authorizing a business representative.
By mail or fax
Send your request by mail or by fax to your tax centre. Include the following information:
- your signature
- your business number (BN)
- your new address
- the effective date of the change
What is a physical address?
The physical address is the business or head office address. This address must be where the day-to-day activities take place.
It must represent the physical location of the actual business. You cannot use such things as RR#s or PO boxes as a business address. If a street address is not available, use the legal description of the location of the business. For example, Lot 1, Concession 2.
Can the mailing address be different from the physical address?
Yes, the mailing address can be different from the physical address. For example, you could have your business mail delivered to your home or your accountant.
Do you have different mailing addresses for each of your registered business accounts?
If you have different mailing addresses for your registered business accounts, you or your representative must notify us of the change of address.
- E-services for businesses
- Change of contact person
- Change of representative
- Canada Business Network
- Related provincial and territorial government sites
- Industry Canada
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