Apr. 8, 2020

CRA Direct Deposit now available!

Fusion has partnered with the Government of Canada to offer Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) direct deposit enrolment through Fusion Online Banking. 

Get your benefits payments and tax refunds faster.

By signing up for CRA direct deposit, you recieve your tax refunds and benefit payments faster and securely, directly into your Fusion account.

To sign up:  It’s easy – simply login to Online Banking, access Account Services and choose Set Up CRA Direct Deposit.  Then select the Fusion account you wish to have payments deposited to and authorize the transaction with a few clicks!

frequently asked questions

Direct deposit is a secure electronic transfer of funds deposited directly into your Fusion account. Direct deposit replaces the need to issue payments by paper cheque.

Canadian taxpayers. If an individual has never filed a tax return with the CRA, they are not eligible to sign up for the CRA direct deposit service through their financial institution.

The direct deposit service is strictly for individuals using their SIN to register.

The CRA has confirmed that the that Canada Emergency Response Benefit only supports SIN-based payouts and are not applicable to loans currently being provided for small businesses with a Business Number.

Small businesses with a Business Number will be able to update their Direct Deposit information through their business portal. Payments Canada will circulate CRA’s link to ‘my business’ account where business can sign up.

Direct deposit allows you to access your money faster and is more convenient as your payment will not be delayed due to unforeseen circumstances such as bad weather. It is reliable and your payment will always be deposited on time in your account.

For those eligible for the Canada Emergency Response Benefit, we encourage you to sign up for direct deposit with us as soon as possible to receive your benefit payments on time.

No. Once you are enrolled for direct deposit, you will receive CRA payments such as benefits, credits and refunds directly to your account.

If you are eligible, you can receive your Canada Emergency Response Benefit payments directly to your bank account.

You can also receive payments such as your income tax refund, benefits and credits such as the Canada child benefit (CCB), the goods and services tax/harmonized sales tax (GST/HST) credit, Canada workers benefit (CWB), and provincial and territorial payments such as the Ontario Trillium Benefit (OTB).

In order to offer this direct deposit enrolment service, Fusion Credit Union has signed an extensive Terms of Use Agreement with the CRA which obliges us to use consent and privacy statements with all our clients who enroll in CRA direct deposit. By signing these consent and privacy statements you will acknowledge and agree that:

 

  • To facilitate your direct deposit enrolment with the CRA:

 

  • The CRA requires your name, bank account information, date of birth and social insurance number (SIN).

 

  • Fusion Credit Union will provide to the CRA your name and bank account information as set out above, as well as the date of birth and SIN that we have on file for you.

 

  • Once the CRA has completed your direct deposit enrolment, the Receiver General will deposit any amounts to be paid to you by the CRA.

The Government of Canada considers privacy and security of utmost importance in the issuance of payments. Any information you provide to the Government of Canada when you enrol for direct deposit is protected under the Government of Canada Privacy Act and as described in Receiver General Payments (Personal Information Bank PWGSC PCU 712).

Your financial institution will provide to the CRA your name and bank account information, as well as the date of birth and SIN that we have on file for you

A link will be available within Fusion Online Banking to a form where
you can access a form which will simply and securely transmit your details to
CRA.

You can verify that the payment has been received by checking your banking statement on the account you used to sign up for direct deposit. Your payment amount will be deposited directly into the account.

You can also confirm that the payment was sent by the CRA by logging into CRA’s My Account.

Fraud prevention: The CRA or your financial institution will never send you an email, text or Interac e-transfer to a link asking for your personal information to receive your benefit payment or refund. These are scams and taxpayers should never respond to these fraudulent communications or click on any of the links provided. If you submit multiple requests to update your direct deposit information, the most recent enrolment you complete will become the account on file with the CRA. Direct deposits will only be made into one account, at one financial institution.

For more information on CRA direct deposit, click here.