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How to Get Your Notice of Assessment Online

How to Get Your Notice of Assessment Online

When you file your taxes, you’ll receive a Notice of Assessment (NOA) from the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA). This document summarizes your tax return and provides valuable tax information that you should review and store in your personal financial records.

Your NOA includes a breakdown of how the CRA has calculated your return and whether you’re entitled to a refund or owe money. Depending on the adjustments made by the CRA, the numbers could differ from what you calculated when you filed your return.

In addition, your NOA also contains useful details about your Registered Retirement Savings Plan (RRSP), unused tuition and education credits, carry forward amounts related to capital losses, reminders about installment payments, and whether or not you qualify for the GST/HST rebate.

Just as it’s now common for people to file their taxes online, it’s possible to get your NOA online as well, directly from the CRA’s website. This is a great option to consider as you’ll be able to obtain you’re NOA immediately after it’s been assessed.

To obtain your NOA online, follow these steps:

  1. Register for an account with the CRA, if you don’t already have one. You can register online on the CRA website. Select option 2 and click on “CRA register.” After answering a few questions, you’ll be able to create a username and password, which will provide you access to My Account, a secure portal that allows you to view your personal income tax information. Initially, you’ll be limited in the services you can use, until the CRA provides you with a security code. If you prefer using a mobile device, you can register on the MyCRA app.¬†Once you receive your security code from the CRA (by giving the agency a call or waiting for it to arrive in the mail), you can sign in and gain full access to My Account, which will allow you to view a detailed NOA and other tax documents.
  2. After logging in to your account, click on “View Mail.”
  3. Click and download your NOA, which will be available at the bottom of the page.

In My Account, you can also register your email address under “Notification preferences.” Doing this will allow you to receive email notifications from the CRA, letting you know when your NOA is available for you to view.

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