Protected B when completed
Request for a Business Number
and Certain Program Accounts
FOR OFFICE USE
Fill in this form to apply for a business number (BN) and to register for certain program accounts. If you operate more than one
business as a sole proprietor, your BN applies to all your businesses. Once filled in, send this form to the
Prince Edward Island Tax Centre or the Sudbury Tax Centre. The tax centres are listed at canada.ca/tax-centres.
For more information, go to canada.ca/business-number or call 1-800-959-5525.
Do not use this form if both of the following apply to you:
You are a selected listed financial institution (SLFI) for goods and services tax/harmonized sales tax (GST/HST)
purposes or Quebec sales tax (QST) purposes, or both
You want to register for GST/HST and QST purposes or you are already registered for GST/HST purposes and want to
register for QST purposes only.
Instead, use form RC7301, Request for a Business Number and Certain Program Accounts for Certain Selected Listed Financial
Institutions. For more information, including the definition of an SLFI for GST/HST and QST purposes,
go to canada.ca/gst-hst-financial-institutions
Note: If your business is in the province of Quebec and you are registering for a GST/HST program account, do not use this
form. Instead, contact Revenu Québec, unless you are an SLFI. If you are an SLFI and you are only registering for the
GST/HST program account that will not include QST information, use this form unless you are registering because you are
making or joining a consolidated filing election.
Register for a business number
I want to register for a business number (BN)
Register for program accounts
I want to register for the following program accounts (tick all that apply):
Payroll deductions (RP)
Information return (RZ)
You must have a BN if you only want to register for program accounts.
To register for additional payroll deductions, information return, import-export, or charity program accounts, fill in another
part C, E, F, or G, as applicable, of another form RC1 and attach it to this form.
• You do not need to fill in Part D if you incorporated your business federally or with a province which has partnered with
the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA). If this is the case, a BN and a corporation income tax program account (RC) will be
automatically assigned to you by the CRA. For a list of the provinces that have partnered with the CRA,
go to canada.ca/business-number
and click on "When you need a business number or Canada Revenue Agency
program accounts." Then click on "Corporation income tax (RC)."
• By giving us your email address, you are signing up to receive email notifications from the CRA. Once signed up, we
stop sending you most CRA mail on paper. Instead, we send you an email when notices, letters, and statements are
available in My Business Account. To register for My Business Account, go to canada.ca/my-cra-business-account
Based on your selections, please fill in the following parts:
Part A, General business information (all businesses must fill in this part)
Part B, Registering for a GST/HST program account (RT)
Part C, Registering for a payroll deductions program account (RP)
Part D, Registering for a corporation income tax program account (RC)
Part E, Registering for an information return program account (RZ)
Part F, Registering for an import-export program account (RM)
Part G, Requesting a charity program account (RR)
Part H, Certification (all businesses must fill in and sign this part)
For more information, go to canada.ca/cra-direct-deposit.
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(Ce formulaire est disponible en français.)
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