The Canada Revenue Agency’s (CRA) My Account is a secure portal that lets you view your personal income tax and benefit information and manage your tax affairs online.

Here’s how to register for the My Account portal on the CRA website. Before you begin, make sure you have your Social Insurance Number (SIN) on hand, as well as a copy (digital or paper) of your most recently completed tax return.

  1. Click to “Sign in to a CRA account”

  1. Click “My Account”, the service you would like to register for:

  1. Scroll down past “Sign-In Partner Login” to option 2 “register beside “CRA Login”:

  1. Time to validate your identity with your SIN :

  1. Continue to validate your identity by entering your current postal code, date of birth, and required tax information from your most recently completed tax return.

  1. The CRA will snail mail you a security code to the address they have on record. It should arrive within 10 days, or you can choose to receive your security code by email:

  1. But, before that happens, confirm your postal code to make sure the security code arrives at the proper address:

  1. Next, you must create your CRA user ID and password. If you want, the site will supply you with a password that meets all of the requirements of a safe code:

  1. Then, we’re on to creating 5 security questions and answers. You will select from a variety of questions, so don’t worry about having to come up with them on your own:

  1. Agree to the Terms and Conditions of use for this and all future use of your CRA user ID and password:

  1. Confirm your CRA security code notification:

  1. In order to access the “My Account” portal, you must agree to the terms and conditions of all uses of “My Account”.

  1. At this point, you will have limited access to your My Account portal. When your security code arrives, you can enter it for your all-access pass.

There you have it, that’s how you sign up for the CRA’s My Account portal. Remember to check your mailbox for your security code!