CRA Refund Cheques

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CRA Refund Cheques

Post by thegov » 10 Dec 2017 17:20

Does anyone know if CRA still issues refund cheques? I know they're pushing everyone over to direct deposit. But if you don't fill in the info will they issue a cheque?
I will have to file a final tax return for a non-probate will (all to spouse) and expect a refund.
However, there's no bank account for the estate.
(The particular bank equates estate accounts with probate -- internal nonsense -- but would accept cheques to the estate into the previously existing joint account which will be kept open).
Anyone know.
Thx.

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Re: CRA Refund Cheques

Post by AltaRed » 10 Dec 2017 18:30

We just received (a few months ago) a capital loss carryback cheque for my mother's estate (from the T3 testamentary trust back to the final T1 return). I don't think CRA expects anyone to have direct deposit capability into an estate account.
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Re: CRA Refund Cheques

Post by OptsyEagle » 11 Dec 2017 09:09

They still send cheques. They just don't want to.

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Re: CRA Refund Cheques

Post by kcowan » 11 Dec 2017 13:28

They still send out letters during reassessment even when the recipient is on MyCRA. It seems that old habits die hard, or else their measurement scheme is based on paper.
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