Tax Payments in business online banking provides access to Assure Pay where you can schedule, update, or delete a government payment. You can file and pay both federal and provincial taxes. Payments made meet relevant government tax reporting requirements. Assure Pay allows you to check your transaction history and manage transactions as needed.
You can make the following payments:
Note:Before you begin, you as a user and your Business Group both need to be set up with Meridian to make CRA Payments.
To access Tax Payments:
A Business Group must be set up with permission to access Tax Payments or Users will receive an error message and will not be taken to the Assure Pay site. Also,if a Business Group is set up with permission to access Tax Payments, but the User signed in does not have Tax Payments permission attached to their profile, then the User will receive an error message and will not be taken to the Assure Pay site.
Tax Payment Account Groups
All Users have a Default Tax Payment Group which contains the first 20 accounts added to their Online Banking Profile. To access any accounts not in the Default Tax Payment Group, you will need to create a new Tax Payment Account Group containing no more than 20 of the accounts not included in the Default Tax Payment Group. These groups only affect the account display in Assure Pay, not in online banking.
Each time you wish to make a payment, you must choose the Tax Payment Account Group that contains the account or accounts you wish to make the payment from.
To create a new Tax Payment Group:
Continue to Tax Payments
Once you have the appropriate Tax Payments Groups set up to allow you to access all of the accounts required for Tax Payments, you may proceed to make your payments.
On the Tax Payments screen, select the Tax Payment Account Group that contains the account(s) that you wish to make a payment from and click Continue to Tax Payments. Your Business Group’s Meridian access to Assure Pay opens in a separate window at the Assure Pay Main Menu.
To use the Meridian Tax Payments service, you must define the eligible payments and add payment types for your Business Group. You must have Payments & Manage Payees permission to perform the following.
To add a payment type:
To edit a payment type:
To remove a payment type:
You can cancel a payment dated for the following day, as long as it is done before 11:59 p.m. If a payment is processed by mistake, it can be cancelled by contacting TELUS Customer Service at 1-800-206-9444.
To cancel a payment:
Cancelling a payment is subject to the same approval rules as you have set for making a payment. If the necessary number of approvals is NOT received for a cancellation, the payment will proceed and be made.
To approve a transaction in the Transaction Approval section, approvers must click on the payment link to get the details of the transaction awaiting approval. The approval statuses are as follows:
The approver must click on Approve to authorize the transaction (payment or cancellation). Once the required number of approvals are registered, the final approver will receive a confirmation page with a confirmation number. It is important for the final approver to print this page for your records.
Important Note: The required number of approvals must be registered before the scheduled payment date or the transaction will NOT be completed – this means a payment or cancellation of a payment will not be made.
You have the option to view and cancel (if necessary) future-dated transactions.
To view future-dated transactions:
The Main Menu also has an option for viewing your transaction history. Click View Transaction History. Select the start and end dates to filter your search.