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CRA Launches Mobile App for SMEs

Posted September 03, 2014

The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) recently launched a mobile app for small- and medium-sized businesses (SMEs) that will allow users to create reminders for key tax dates applicable to their commercial activities.

The Government developed the app following a series of consultations with SMEs on how to improve the CRA’s services, reduce red tape, and make it easier for companies to fulfill their tax obligations.

Available on the Apple iOS, Google Android, and BlackBerry mobile platforms, users can choose to customize their reminder system with different alerts to best meet their business needs. They can create alerts for dates for installment payments, returns, and remittances. Large firms can also use the app at their discretion, but the CRA has cautioned against doing so for companies whose tax situation is complex.

“Our Government is committed to reducing red tape and improving services for small- and medium-sized businesses,” Revenue Minister Kerry-Lynne D. Findlay said. “Our new mobile app is only the latest in a series of implemented reforms that demonstrate our continued commitment to work with the business community in Canada, ensuring the CRA’s online business services meet the needs of its users.”

To download the mobile app, go to your favourite app store and search “Business Tax Reminders”, or visit the CRA Business Tax Reminders mobile app page, and follow your app store’s download instructions.