How to Open a Payroll Account

by Thom Tracy

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When you start your own business and hire your employees, you need to open a payroll account with the Canada Revenue Agency before you can pay your employees. You also need a payroll account to make mandatory deductions, including Canada Pension Plan and Employment Insurance. To open a payroll account, take the following steps:

  • Register for a Business Number if you don’t already have one.

  • To register for a payroll account online, go to the Business Registration Online website.

  • To register by mail or by fax, download the RC1B form from the CRA website. Mail or fax the completed form to a tax service office near you.

  • To register by phone, call CRA’s business enquiries at the phone number listed on the CRA website.

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