Posted by Tim Stobbs on October 6, 2009
I really do feel some sympathy towards the Canadian Revenue Agency (CRA) as they are always the last to add some technology because they have to be absolutely sure they won’t have any problems with it (people are a bit touchy about their taxes). Yet at the same time they FINALLY just added the option to pay your tax bill online called My Payment.
Gee whiz folks, thanks for finally joining us out of the Dark Ages. I’ve been filing my returns electronically for years now, but they ‘just’ figured out how online banking works. But before you all get too excited there are some limitations (big surprise). Currently you have to bank with Scotiabank, BMO, Royal Bank or TD to use the service.
Yet at the same time I’m fairly thrilled with this idea since now my wife can actually pay her tax bill electronically rather than mailing a cheque each year. Which should speed things up overall when it comes to getting our tax summaries back from the CRA. I’ve always found it odd they can issue me a tax refund electronically, but they could never accept payment that way. Oh well, at least they added it.
So will you be using the new My Payment service or do you always get a refund?