Following a Death, Canada Revenue Agency Procedures

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Record #: CWD3105 Last Modified: 10 Dec 2014 Last Full Update: 23 Feb 2014
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Toll Free PhoneCanada Revenue Agency 1-800-959-8281
Description & Services
DescriptionFollowing a death, Canada Revenue Agency must be provided with the deceased's date of death as soon as possible. You can contact Canada Revenue Agency or complete the applicable information and send it to your tax services office or tax centre. 
Arrangements must be made to stop these payments and, if applicable, transfer them to a survivor if any of the following situations apply: 
* the deceased was receiving the goods and services tax/harmonized sales tax (GST/HST) credit any dated after the month of death need to be returned. If there is a spouse then the spouse may be eligible to receive the GST/HST credit payments based on his or her net income alone, and should arrange to have payments transferred and file an income tax return for the previous year if haven't already done so. Contact 1-800-959-1953 
* the deceased was receiving GST/HST credit for a child, the child's new caregiver should contact 1-800-959-1953 to request GST/HST credit payments for that child.  
* the deceased was receiving the working income tax benefit (WITB) advance payments;  
Contact 1-800-959-8281 
* the deceased was receiving Canada Child Tax Benefit (CCTB) payments and/or Universal Child Care Benefit (UCCB) payments for a child; the deceased was a child for whom CCTB and/or UCCB and/or GST/HST credit payments are paid. Contact 1-800-387-1193 
If the deceased was paying taxes by instalments then no further payments are required, other than ones that were due before date of death and not yet paid.  
Service Canada should also be advised of the deceased's date of death. Call 1-800-622-6232. Following a death information available on website
DatesYear round
Areas ServedCanada
ApplicationCall or check website
LanguagesEnglish ; French