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    Filing Clearance Certificates with CRA by Email

    Sending email to CRA

    Clearance certificates confirm that the estate of the deceased, or a corporation, has paid all the tax, penalties, and interest it owed at the time the certificate was issued. The certificate allows the representative to then allocate assets without being responsible for any amounts owed to the Canada Revenue Agency.

    While requests for clearance certificates (TX19, GST352) are still being processed online through the CRA My Account portal, a recent CRA announcement indicates that these clearances can be filed easily through e-mail as well.

    Users can now simply send an e-mail to [email protected] to file their clearance certificates.

    Users should be aware that sending information via e-mail carries certain privacy issues and therefore sensitive information should not be included in your initial e-mail request.

    Additionally, the CRA has indicated that any requests that were sent via regular mail or fax may not have been processed and anyone who sent a request after March 12, 2020 should send it again electronically, along with the supporting documents.

    For more information regarding clearance certificates and how to submit them via e-mail during the temporary measures adopted due to COVID-19, please visit the dedicated CRA web page.

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    Yasmin Vinograd

    Posted By: Yasmin M. Vinograd of Merovitz Potechin LLP

    Co-Managing Partner, Head of Litigation Group

    Yasmin has been practicing law for over 14 years and has been a member of the Merovitz Potechin team since 2011. Originally from Israel, Yasmin has 5 years of international experience and is able to provide services in both English and Hebrew.

    Yasmin brings an intense passion for practicing law and helping people through her work in estate and commercial litigation. She offers clients extensive knowledge of the law, superior expertise in litigation, attention to detail, compassion and a determination to think progressively and outside the box to achieve the best resolution for her clients.

    Yasmin is a devoted mother and wife, and an active member of her community. She is an avid photographer and enjoys traveling and the outdoors.