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Paying the Government

Corporate tax payment - federal


Option 1: Online banking through your business bank account

You’ll need to register for your bank’s tax and filing portal. Some banks ask you to register in person and sign a form. Others may have fees for this service.


Disclaimer: Wording and fields may be different depending on your bank. If you’re having trouble figuring this out, give your bank a call — they’ll walk you through it.


  1. Find “Tax Filing Service” under Pay Bills and Transfer Funds. This service is a separate login from your actual online banking, and requires registration through your bank.

  2. Add Payment Type as follows:

    1. Federal – Corporation Income Tax Balance Due – TX BAL – (RC177). Select this if you are paying a balance owing for the year-end.

    2. Federal – Corporation Tax Payments – TXINS. Select this if you are paying a tax instalment.

  3. Input your tax account number and fiscal year start date. Your account number is your nine-digit business number immediately followed by RC0001, no spaces. Format example: 123456789RC0001 

  4. Click Done. This will take you back to the home page of the Tax Filing Service.

  5. Select the payment type that you have just added (Federal – Corporation Tax Payments – TXINS) and click Pay.

  6. The next screen you will need to enter the following:

    1. Period ending is the year-end date for a year-end balance owing or, for an instalment payment, the final date of the quarter (ex. if you are making an instalment payment for the July 1 to September 30 quarter, enter 2020-09-30.)

    2. If you are paying your taxes owing for last year, input the amount under Amount Owing. If you are paying instalment taxes for the current fiscal year, input the amount under Interim.

    3. Payment date is the date the amount will be withdrawn from your bank account. The earliest payment date is always tomorrow’s date.

  7. Click Next and confirm the details of your payment. You can also set up future payments here. You can always cancel future payments as long as you do it before the payment day.


Option 2: CRA My Payment
  1. Go to the CRA My Payment website and click Pay now

  2. Under Businesses, select Corporate income tax (T2), then follow the six steps to complete your payment.


Option 3: Pay in person

You need to bring your original Notice of Assessment to the bank, which means you need to file your taxes and GST at least two weeks before your payment deadline. You must also bring in a remittance voucher. You will receive your remittance voucher in the mail from the CRA a few days before your fiscal year-end.


Option 4: Mail in a cheque

Take into consideration the time to mail your payment. Remember your cheque needs to arrive at CRA before the payment deadline.

  1. Make your cheque payable to “Receiver General for Canada.” 

  2. Write your business number (ex. 123456789RC0001) and the period you are making a payment for (ex. 2020-01-01 to 2020-12-31) on the cheque.

  3. Mail your cheque to: Winnipeg Tax Centre Post Office Box 14000, Station Main Winnipeg, MB R3C 3M3



Corporate tax payment - provincial


Option 1: Online banking through your business bank account
To pay corporate taxes, you’ll need to register for your bank’s tax and filing portal. Some banks ask you to register in person and sign a form. Others may have fees for this service.

Disclaimer: Some of the wording and fields may be different depending on the bank. If you’re having trouble getting this set up, give your bank a call. The Government of Alberta has a list of participating financial institutions on their website.


  1. Find the “Tax Filing Service” under Pay Bills and Transfer Funds.

  2. Add Payment Type as follows: Provincial Tax – Alberta Finance – Corporate Income Tax – ABCIT

  3. Click Next.

  4. Input your Alberta Corporate Number.

  5. Click Done. This will take you back to the home page of the Tax Filing Service.

  6. Select the payment type that you have just added – (Alberta Finance – Corporate Income Tax – ABCIT) and click Pay.

  7. This is the next screen:

    1. Period ending is the year-end date that you are paying.

    2. If you are paying your taxes owing for last year, input the amount under Amount Owing. If you are paying instalment taxes for the current fiscal year, input the amount under Interim.

    3. Payment date is the date the amount will be withdrawn from your bank account. The earliest payment date is always tomorrow’s date.

  8. Click Next and confirm your payment details. You can set up future payments. You can always cancel future payments as long as you do it before the payment day.


Option 2: Mail in a cheque

Take into consideration the time to mail your payment. Remember your cheque needs to arrive at CRA before the payment deadline.

  1. Make your cheque out to “Government of Alberta.”

  2. To make sure your payment is processed correctly, write the following on the back of your cheque or money order:

    1. Alberta Corporate Number or your BIN number (if you do not know this number, we can provide it for you)

    2. The period you are making a payment for (e.g. 2015-01-01 to 2015-12-31)

  3. Mail to: Tax and Revenue Administration Alberta Treasury Board and Finance 9811 - 109 Street Edmonton, AB T5K 2L5


Post-dated cheques are acceptable. Make sure you mail your cheque well in advance. The Alberta government considers the date of payment for interest calculation purposes to be the date payment was received, not the date of mailing. Do not send cash in the mail.


Option 3: Pay in person at your bank

You need to bring your original Notice of Assessment to the bank, which means you need to file your taxes and GST at least two weeks before your payment deadline.


To do this, you must bring in a remittance voucher. You should receive one of these in the mail from the Government of Alberta about 10 days after filing your taxes.


Note: You can also pay by credit card through a third party provider, however it’s expensive and can be a hassle. We recommend paying through online banking, by cheque or at your bank.



Goods and Services Tax (GST)


Option 1: Online banking through your business bank account

To pay corporate taxes, you’ll need to register for your bank’s tax and filing portal. Some banks ask you to register in person and sign a form. Others may have fees for this service


  1. Find “Tax Filing Service” under Pay Bills and Transfer Funds.

  2. Click Continue.

  3. Add Payment Type as follows:

  4. Federal - GST/HST Balance Due -- GST B -- (RC177)

  5. Input your tax account number. Your account number is your nine-digit business number immediately followed by RT0001, no spaces.

  6. Click Done.

  7. This will take you back to the home page of the Tax Filing Service.

  8. Select the payment type that you have just added (Federal - GST/HST Balance Due -- GST B -- (RC177)) and click Pay.


Option 2: CRA My Payment

This option requires a Visa Debit card.

  1. Go to the CRA My Payment website and click Pay now.

  2. Under Businesses, select GST/HST, then follow the six steps to complete your payment.


Option 3: Pay in person at your bank
You need to bring your original Notice of Assessment to the bank, which means you need to file your taxes and GST at least two weeks before your payment deadline. To do this, you must bring in the personalized remittance voucher that you received in the mail. If you gave it to us, we’ll return it filled out for you. If you did not get one in the mail, you should receive one a few days before your GST period ending or a few days after we have filed the GST Return. We do not have generic remittance vouchers for GST — the CRA does not issue these anymore and will not accept a photocopy.

Option 4: Mail in a cheque

Take into consideration the time to mail your payment. Remember your cheque needs to arrive at CRA before the payment deadline.

  1. Make your cheque payable to “Receiver General for Canada.”

  2. Write your GST number (e.g. XXXXX XXXX RT 0001) and the period you are making a payment for (e.g. 2020-01-01 to 2020-12-31) on the cheque.

  3. Mail your cheque to: Canada Revenue Agency PO Box 3800 STN A Sudbury ON P3A 0C3









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