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March 02, 2012 at 12:07 PM EST
Tax Tip/Plan Ahead and Register for My Account Now to Get your CRA Security Code
Did you know?

OTTAWA, ONTARIO -- (Marketwire) -- 03/02/12 -- You can access your tax and benefit information securely using My Account. You will need an access code to register for this service but, once registered, you'll be able to track your refund, view your RRSP limit, view or change your return, and more.

Important facts

--  The Canada Revenue Agency's (CRA) electronic services allow you to
    transact with us from your home or office - on your schedule. To access
    My Account and take advantage of the fast, easy, secure way to manage
    your taxes, you will need a CRA user ID and password.

--  To sign up for online access for yourself, follow the instructions to
    register for My Account at www.cra.gc.ca/myaccount.

--  If you are accessing the tax records of others on their behalf, you have
    to register as a representative. Follow the instructions at

--  As part of the registration process, the CRA will mail you a CRA
    security code. We send the security code in a letter to protect you from
    identity theft and to ensure your personal information remains secure.
    You should receive your code within five business days. Be sure to enter
    your security code before the expiry date noted in your letter.

--  Give yourself the time to register now before the rush of tax season

The CRA's online services make filing even easier

With the CRA's online services, you can file your return, track your refund, and change your personal information. You can also sign up for direct deposit to receive your refund directly into your account at your Canadian financial institution - no more waiting for cheques to arrive in the mail. It's fast, easy, and secure. For more information, go to www.cra.gc.ca/getready.

Stay connected

To receive updates when new information is added to our Web site, you can:

Follow the CRA on Twitter - @CanRevAgency

Subscribe to a CRA electronic mailing list.

Add our RSS feeds to your feed reader.

You can also visit our YouTube Channel for tax-related videos.

Noel Carisse
Media Relations
Canada Revenue Agency

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