Tax Information Just Got Easier To Read
No one wants to read complicated instructions so why should tax information be any different. Whether you are a student, parent or senior, filing your taxes can feel like a chore, but reading your T1 Notice of Assessment (NOA) shouldn’t be. New, simple and easy to read income tax and benefit information is coming.
After an extensive review of its external correspondence, focusing on how the notices are structured, designed, formatted, and written, the CRA has made changes to make the information easier to read and understand.
WHAT DOES THIS MEAN FOR YOU?
Starting in February 2016, the CRA will begin sending taxpayers a new, simple, easy to read NOA. The re-designed NOA will have the most important information on the first page, set out in a clear and simple format.
HOW IS THE T1 NOA IMPROVED?
1. The most important information is clearly set out with the account summary displayed on the first page.
2. The text is simplified to include only the most important information.
3. Additional CRA services are highlighted, including online services, Direct Deposit, My Account, and help for persons with hearing or visual impairments such as operator-assisted relay service.
Did you know that you can also access your T1 NOA through the My Account self-service portal, as well as the MyCRA mobile app? Through the app, you can view your tax assessment information anytime, anywhere.
The improvements to the T1 NOA are part of the Government of Canada’s commitment to make the CRA client-focused and more helpful by improving the ways the CRA communicates with Canadians.