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Do I need to register my home based business?

Federal Business Registration


Last verified: 2017-02-14

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


  • 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.

Paper Application Form

More Information

Contact Information

Canada Revenue Agency

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.

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