January 2, 2020
Removal of Direct Deposit enrollment from the T1 return
Please note that the CRA will be removing the option to enroll for direct deposit through the T1 paper return. This change will take effect at the start of the 2020 filing season for the 2019 tax year. Taxpayers will still be able to register through the following methods: My Account online, MyCRA mobile application, by phone, select financial institutions, or by completing and mailing a direct deposit enrollment form available at the following link: https://www.tpsgc-pwgsc.gc.ca/recgen/form/inscription-enrolment-eng.html.
This change will not affect T1 returns filed electronically by tax preparers; however, should you experience issues transmitting and need to file by paper, your client must enroll through one of the options noted above. If attaching an enrollment form with the paper return, a void cheque or bank stamp is required or the form will be rejected.