The CRA provides online account access for registered users through one of three portals: “My Account,” “My Business Account” and “Represent A Client.” provides a listing of some of the available services for My Account and My Business Account users. Similarly, lists some of the services available to authorized representatives accessing tax accounts through Represent A Client.
Regardless of which portal is used, the individual seeking access must first register with the CRA in order to obtain online access credentials, as more fully explained under the heading “Individual registration.” In addition, individuals wishing to act as authorized representatives and to use the Represent A Client portal to access the account of another individual or a business not owned by them also need to obtain a RepID, as more fully covered under the heading “Representative registration.”
Although this initial registration process appears quite complex, it achieves the following security-related objectives:
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