Do I need to register my home based business?

Federal Business Registration

CANADA - REGISTERING YOUR BUSINESS

Last verified: 2017-02-14

To register your business, you may need a business number. A number is necessary for:

  • GST/HST

  • Payroll

  • Excise

  • Corporate income tax

  • Import/export account

GST-HST registration is mandatory except under certain conditions, if your business makes $30,000 or more per year. 


There are other program accounts you may need for your business. Many of these applications can be made on-line or in paper format.

http://www.cra-arc.gc.ca/esrvc-srvce/tx/bsnss/menu-eng.html

Paper Application Form

http://www.cra-arc.gc.ca/E/pbg/tf/rc1/README.html

More Information

http://www.cra-arc.gc.ca/tx/bsnss/tpcs/bn-ne/menu-eng.html

Contact Information

Canada Revenue Agency

http://www.cra-arc.gc.ca/cntct/phn-eng.html

Toll Free:1-800-959-5525

General Comments

You can register your business with Business Registration Online. If you cannot register online, you can register by phone or mail.