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Are you upset that the CRA is going to examine your child benefit?

Updated: Oct 25, 2022

When the Canada Revenue Agency advises you that your child benefit is being examined, they are doing so only for the purpose of ensuring that you receive the right amount of child benefits and credits. It is essential that you have a clear understanding that an audit and a review are not the same thing. There is nothing the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) is going to look into concerning your child benefit that could affect you personally. The CRA typically considers information on a person's marital status, where their children reside, and who their primary childcare providers are.

Who can be reviewed for Canadian child benefit?

The Canada Revenue Agency has the ability to conduct an investigation on anyone who resides in Canada and is a recipient of child benefit. Don't panic If the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) sends you a letter asking you to confirm that they have the most up-to-date information about your child benefit. . They're just trying to make sure they're providing you with accurate data. They are merely checking to make sure that they have everything in the right order.

What should you do if the CRA examines your child benefit?

You must be prepared if the CRA examines your child benefit. Please understand that this is nothing to be afraid of because it is done to make sure you receive all the advantages and credits to which you are entitled. You are required to give the CRA a fast response and provide the necessary information by the deadline. If you do not respond, it is possible that the child and family benefits that you currently get will be stopped. You should send materials that are clear, easy to understand, wrap the whole-time frame being looked at, and meet the CRA's requirements.

How to respond to a CRA enquiry about your child benefit?

You have three options for sending your documentation:

• you or an authorized representative can send it electronically through CRA's online portal, or

• you can send it by fax at the number given in the letter, or

• you can mail it by post to the address specified in the letter.

Always be sure to make a copy of everything before sending in any receipts, papers, or documents to the CRA. This is a very important step that you should never skip.



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