The Government believes that Canada’s entrepreneurs should be able to focus on growing their business and creating jobs. By making use of the CRA’s online initiatives, businesses can access important information and services when it’s convenient for them. With input from entrepreneurs across the country, the CRA will continue to work towards innovations that better serve Canada’s small businesses.
Making information clear and accessible online is a promising step towards empowering and supporting small businesses by cutting government red tape. In order to keep businesses informed on tax matters, a number of new features have been added to the CRA Web site:
- The CRA has developed a number of videos to deliver information to businesses. These videos cover topics such as payroll, employer provided gifts and awards and parking, record-keeping, reporting business income and expenses, how to start a new business, and changes to the Canada Pension Plan. The videos, accompanied by relevant links and written transcripts, are available at www.cra.gc.ca/videogallery.
- To serve Canadian business owners better, the CRA recently created a one-stop shop Web page where businesses can find information and service options that may apply to their situation, visit it at www.cra.gc.ca/businessonline.
- The new My Business Account Enquirers Service allows businesses, or their representative, to ask the CRA tax-related questions specific to their account. Businesses then receive their answer online, in writing, in the Message Center.
- In 2011, the CRA introduced the Group ID feature in Represent a Client that lets businesses maintain employee access to business information through the online service. This means that business owners only need to fill out the RC59, Business Consent Form, once addressing a key irritant for the business community.
For more information visit the CRA website