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CRA processing of Income Tax Returns
May 24, 2023
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Re: Norman1, I agree there will always be some circumstances where a paper filing is likely the only way.

May 29, 2023
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Update on my return:

Rec'd: 24 April 23
Processing: 25 April 23
Target Completion Date: 14 June 23!! sf-confused

May 29, 2023
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Alexandra said
Update on my return:

Rec'd: 24 April 23
Processing: 25 April 23
Target Completion Date: 14 June 23!! sf-confused  

That's almost 2 months. I filed a paper return this year on May 1st and the cheque was cashed on May 24th. Return is in progress.

May 30, 2023
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COIN said

That's almost 2 months. I filed a paper return this year on May 1st and the cheque was cashed on May 24th. Return is in progress.  

Update: N of A received to-day (May 30th).

May 30, 2023
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COIN said

That's almost 2 months. I filed a paper return this year on May 1st and the cheque was cashed on May 24th. Return is in progress.  

Thanks coin. I take it you owed them and you sent a paper cheque with your return.

They owe me on mine, so interest will be paid (?) after May 31st.

Anybody else get the notation "Target Completion Date"?

May 30, 2023
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Filed 2022 return on April 19 (Netfile)
NOA was available online April 27

Still no NOA via snail mail.

May 30, 2023
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Wrayzor said
Filed 2022 return on April 19 (Netfile)
NOA was available online April 27

Still no NOA via snail mail.  

WHY do you expect NOA in the mail? I have not receive any NOA for the last few years. Everything is downloadable...

May 30, 2023
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If you haven't opted for electronic communication you still get paper snail mail NOAs, I still get them. 2022 NOA came a week or two after I received my refund direct deposit.

May 31, 2023
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pooreva said

WHY do you expect NOA in the mail?  

I don't recall opting out of paper communications. I'll have to look on the CRA site to see if that's the case.

May 31, 2023
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My NofA says I still owe the CRA a bit of money. I'll just pay it rather than try to find out why.

May 31, 2023
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CRA site (on one of the pages where they use their new dumbed-down, plain English, as if we are all about 14 years old, even makes a joking reference to "our parents" along with the requisite "!" because we're all having so much fun) says "If you don’t want paper notices, you can choose to receive them electronically when you register online for My Account!"

June 2, 2023
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Slightly off topic, but could be related to tax payments for some.

I got a CRA CAIP notice in the mail yesterday that advised my "entitlement" (I'm in Ontario) for the year, getting back in quarterly payments the amount I prepaid via higher taxes, minus the 10% cut which I call Trudeau's money laundering scheme. Then the first quarterly payment in April was missed, without prior notice as to why. Only early tax filers with simple returns got their first CAIP payment.

Excuse the explanation which could be viewed as political, (OK, I'm venting too) but the purpose is so everyone should know the Massive artificial reduction in the deficit, by changing from a tax deduction system in the year of filing to grabbing money and then very slowly giving part of it back. 57% of the Canadian population is involved, and amounts are fairly large, so financially this is a major sleazy trick! On top of that, they earn/save interest on the remaining 90% "accrued" money for the duration.

Now, strictly back on topic. This notice says the April payment amount to me that they missed has been transferred to my income tax account, with the comment
" We will apply any future credits (meaning the other CAIP quarterly payments) to the amount due on the income tax account until it is paid in full".

But despite stating the July, October and January amounts and dates in this notice, nowhere does it say when I'm going to get the missed April 2023 payment, as my tax account was already paid in full! Not helpful. I guess they figure nobody pays taxes, or, providing half detail information and no information about the remainder, is far superior than trying to be helpful with basic information.

So I wasted my time logging in to and hunting around in CRA, and find I will receive my late payment (April amount) on June 15. Lucky it was in there, because other than useless recorded messages, there is no way of contacting them.

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June 2, 2023
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Wrayzor said

pooreva said

WHY do you expect NOA in the mail?  

I don't recall opting out of paper communications. I'll have to look on the CRA site to see if that's the case.  

I believe if you have provided CRA with an email address in MyAccount and/or on a tax return, that is an automatic default (revision to) receiving communications electronically. There is a CRA bulletin on this somewhere that I am too lazy to search for now. However, I recall vividly having gone through this with both spouse and ex-spouse a year or two ago. They don't want to go to MyAccount for electronic notices so I/they have never provided CRA with their email addresses.

June 2, 2023
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Filled with Netfile Apr 4, still in initial processing. That could be because one of my bank forms wasn't showing in the online system till May 8 even though I got the paper copy on time.

June 2, 2023
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AltaRed said
Hope for my spouse then too. Netfiled circa Apr 10th and no NOA in snail mail yet (she still wants her NOA that way versus downloading the PDF off MyAccount).  

Snail mail NOA showed up today (dated May 26th).

June 2, 2023
3:37 pm
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Tax return page 1 says "By providing an email address, you are registering to receive email notifications from the CRA and agree to the Terms of use in Step 1 of the guide."

Step 1 of Ontario Guide says:
"Email address
Enter your email address on your return if you would like to receive email notifications from the CRA and you agree to the terms of use for email notifications below. You can also register for email notifications by signing in to My Account for Individuals and selecting the “Notification preferences” service.

Terms of use for email notifications
The CRA will use the email address provided to notify you about any CRA mail available in My Account, when certain changes are made to your account information, and other important account information
Any mail that is eligible for electronic delivery will no longer be printed and mailed
The notifications that are eligible for this service may change. You may not always be notified when new types of notifications are added or removed from this service
To view CRA mail online, you must be registered for My Account or your representative must be registered for Represent a Client and be authorized on your account
All CRA mail available in My Account is presumed to have been received on the date that the email notification is sent
It is your responsibility to make sure that the email address provided to the CRA is up to date
CRA email notifications are subject to the terms of any agreement with your mobile carrier or Internet service provider. You are responsible for any fees imposed by them
Email notifications are sent unencrypted and unsecured. They could be lost, intercepted, viewed, or altered by others who have access to your email account. You accept this risk and acknowledge that the CRA will not be liable if you are unable to access or receive the email notifications, nor for any delay or inability to deliver notifications
These terms of use may change from time to time. The CRA will provide advance notice of the effective date of any new terms. You agree that the CRA may notify you of these changes by emailing the new terms, or notice of where to find them, to the email address that you provided. You agree that your use of the service after the effective date of any change to these terms constitutes your agreement to the new terms. If you do not agree to the new terms, you must remove your email address from My Account and no longer use the service".

June 2, 2023
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Who would ever sign up for that, after reading all those "Terms For Use"! Never seen quite that many! I guess they figure their monopoly means they can do anything with impunity.

Bottom line is, sign up for this and anything is your problem, not ours, even when we cause it. You can go twist in the wind 🙁

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June 2, 2023
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I'm guessing a lot of people just fill in the email address box on the return without checking out the t&c in the Guide and because it's kind of normal now to give out your email address when the option is presented plus it's kind of cool to go electronic vs paper when the option is presented.

June 2, 2023
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There is nothing particularly unusual about those Ts and Cs for electronic notification.

Also, all the CRA email tells you is that you have something in your Inbox on MyAccount and to login to see it. Nothing sensitive is transmitted in the email itself.

The only two likely notifications are that the NOA is available and the installment payment notice and we already know the approximate timing of both.

June 7, 2023
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Assessment Update:

24 Apr: Received
25 Apr: In Process
6 June: Assessed!!
15June: NOA

They owe me ( I hope)

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