CRA Debt

If you cannot pay the total amount you owe now, immediately contact the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA). Ignoring your debt does not make it go away. Waiting may cause more serious financial or legal consequences.

The CRA will work with you to resolve your tax or other government program debt. You may qualify for one of the options below that help individuals and businesses meet their payment responsibilities.


A payment arrangement is an agreement you make with the CRA. It allows you to make smaller payments until you have paid your entire debt, including applicable interest.


In some circumstances, you may be able to ask for relief from penalties and interest charges and reduce the overall amount you or your business owes. For more information and to see if your situation qualifies, see Taxpayer Relief Provisions.

The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) administers legislation giving the Minister of National Revenue the discretion to cancel or waive penalties or interest.

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