Instant CRA assessments

The new CRA option to get instant CRA assessments and Notice of Assessment faster is going to cause me a lot of grief. Initially I was ticking the box on this option without having realized that only I, as the tax preparer, would get the NOA. That is causing a whole lot of extra work as clients are now phoning up complaining that they don`t have an NOA and have no way to pay their taxes before the due date. Is there any procedure for "unticking" this box for future years? I'm not prepared to become the intermediary for forwarding NOAs to clients because CRA wants to save a few bucks in postage.



The proper way of using  instant CRA NOA is, once you tick it and submit the return.

Immediately print it and give one copy to your client.

Now for your problem.

Yes you will have to work little bit more but to make things easier for you, just let your clients know that they can access the Notice of Assessment online on CRA's website or just give a call to CRA to ask them to send them a paper mail(In case it's going to take longer, they can simply ask the balance owing and pay it).

For the clients who are unwilling to do it, than just print there NOA and forward it to them.   

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Sheryar Chaudhry , Bookkeeper
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