Corporations should be aware of new filing changes that may affect their Ontario Annual Information returns. The CRA has announced that these changes, which apply to certain forms, will take effect on May 15, 2021.

Filing changes

The CRA has announced changes to the Ontario Corporations Information Act annual return process. Under these changes, the CRA says that:

  • Annual return forms are no longer available for download from the CRA website (as of May 7, 2021)
  • Annual returns will no longer be filed with the CRA (as of May 15, 2021).

These changes will apply to the following forms:

  • Schedule 546, Corporations Information Act Annual Return for Ontario Corporations
  • Schedule 548, Corporations Information Act Annual Return for Foreign Business Corporations
  • Form RC232, Corporations Information Act Annual Return for Ontario Not-for-Profit Corporations.

ServiceOntario says it will publish further details on these changes as more information becomes available.

For more information, contact your KPMG advisor.

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