Change of Address


If you want to change the physical or mailing address of your business (sole proprietorship, partnership, or corporation), you or your representative have to notify the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) as soon as possible.


Why is it important?

Correct address information is crucial to your business accounts since it affects such things as the mailing of notices, returns, and remittance forms. Mailing addresses also determine the office responsible for an account.

Your business accounts could be:

  • GST/HST;
  • payroll;
  • corporation;
  • import/export;
  • registered charity; or
  • any other business account

By mail of by fax

Send your request by mail or by fax to your tax centre. Include the following information:

  • your signature
  • your business number (BN)
  • your new address
  • the effective date of the change
  • any other business account.

What is a physical address?

The physical address is the business or head office address. This address must be where the day-to-day activities take place.

It must represent the physical location of your actual business. You cannot use such things as RR numbers or PO boxes as a business address. If a street address is not available, use the legal description of the location of the business

Can the mailing address be different from the physical address?

Yes, the mailing address can be different from the physical address. For example, you could have your business mail delivered to your home or your accountant.

Do you have different mailing addresses for each of your registered business accounts?

If you have different mailing addresses for your registered business accounts, you or your representative must notify us of the change of address.