How Do I Find My CRA Business Number?

If you’re starting a business in Canada, you’ll need a CRA business number. Here’s how to find it.

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Introduction

The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) business number is a 9-digit number that is assigned by the CRA to businesses and organizations. It is used for various purposes, such as to identify businesses when dealing with the CRA, to register for GST/HST, and to open a business bank account.

If you are already registered with the CRA, you can find your business number on most correspondence that you receive from the CRA, such as your monthly GST/HST return or a notice of assessment for your income tax return.

You can also find your business number by logging into the CRA My Business Account portal. Once you have logged in, select “Profile” from the top menu. Under “Business information”, your 9-digit CRA business number will be listed.

If you are not yet registered with the CRA, you can register online by going to the CRA Business Registration webpage and following the instructions. You will need some basic information about your business, such as your business name and address, in order to register. Once you have completed the registration process, the CRA will assign a 9-digit business number to your company.

It is important to note that if you are registering a sole proprietorship or partnership, you will need to obtain a personal tax number for each owner of the business in addition to registering for a business number.

What is a CRA Business Number?

A CRA business number is a unique nine-digit number that the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) assigns to businesses. It is also sometimes referred to as a business identification number, a tax account number, or a federal business number. The CRA uses the business number to identify businesses and to process related tax information.

If you are starting a new business, you will need to get a CRA business number before you can register for most federal taxes. You can apply for your CRA business number by mail, fax, or online through the CRA’s My Business Account service.

If you already have a CRA business number and you are registered for GST/HST, you can find your Business Number on any correspondence that the CRA has sent to you, including:
-Notices of Assessment
-Notices of Reassessment
-GST/HST returns
-Benefit statements
-Permits and licences

Why do I need a CRA Business Number?

You may need a CRA business number to:
-open a business bank account
-file GST/HST returns
-remit payroll deductions
-remit other taxes to the CRA

In most cases, you can apply for your CRA business number online.

How do I find my CRA Business Number?

There are a few different ways that you can find your CRA Business Number. The most common way is to look on your business correspondence from the CRA. This number will usually be printed at the top right-hand corner of any letters or documents that you have received from the CRA.

You can also find your CRA Business Number by logging into your My Business Account on the CRA website. Once you have logged in, click on the “Account Summary” tab and your Business Number will be displayed at the top of the page.

If you are still having trouble finding your CRA Business Number, you can call the CRA’s Business Window at 1-800-959-5525 and a representative will be able to help you.

How do I register for a CRA Business Number?

If you are a business owner in Canada, you will need to register for a CRA Business Number. This number is used by the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) to identify your business and keep track of your interactions with the agency.

You can register for a CRA Business Number by going to the CRA website and filling out the online application form. You will need to provide some basic information about your business, such as your business name and contact information. Once you have submitted the form, you will receive your CRA Business Number within 5 business days.

If you have any questions about registering for a CRA Business Number, you can contact the CRA by phone or email.

What happens if I don’t have a CRA Business Number?

If you don’t have a CRA business number, you can still register your business with the CRA. To do this, you will need to fill out form RC2: The Business Number and fill it out. Include any other required information and submit it to the CRA. You should receive your business number within 2-3 weeks.

How can I use my CRA Business Number?

There are a few ways you can use your CRA Business Number (BN):

– To register your business with the CRA
– To open a business bank account
– On GST/HST, import, and excise tax returns and remittances
– On payroll deductions accounts
– When dealing with other government departments and agencies

What other numbers do I need for my business?

CRA business number (BN)
Every business dealing with the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) needs a Business Number (BN). It’s your single account number for all your dealings with the CRA. You need it to:
file your business income tax return
remit GST/HST
pay employee source deductions
import/export goods

To get a BN for your business, you can:

I’m still not sure if I need a CRA Business Number

I’m still not sure if I need a CRA Business Number

You may need a Business Number if you:
-plan to incorporate or register your business under the Canada Business Corporations Act, the Canada Cooperatives Act, the Canada Not-for-profit Corporations Act, or the Cooperative Credit Associations Act;
-are in the business of selling taxable goods and services in Canada and you issue invoices for these sales;
-are in the business of providing taxable supplies of goods and services in Canada;
-have employees working in Canada;
-are claiming GST/HST input tax credits; or
-are importing or exporting goods into or out of Canada.

Where can I get more help?

If you need more help to find your CRA business number, you can contact the CRA at 1-800-959-5525.

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