Receive government payments with direct deposit 

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Direct deposit for government payments: safe, quick and practical

Direct deposit is a safe way of receiving a transfer of money owed to you by the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) and Revenu Québec. With direct deposit, your benefits, credits and other government payments will always be deposited on time into the account of your choice. In other words, no more cheques in the mail and no more trips to the ABM or branch. 

Before using this feature, you have to:

  • Have a chequing account, a savings account or a line of credit with us
  • Register on the Canada Revenue Agency and Revenu Québec websites to apply for government financial assistance, credits and refunds


Which government payments can we receive with direct deposit?

You only need to apply for the direct deposit request once per government agency to receive the following payments. 

CRA Payments: 

  • Income tax refund 
  • Goods and services tax/Harmonized sales tax (GST/HST) credit 
  • Canada child benefit 
  • Canada workers benefit 
  • Ontario Trillium Benefit

Revenu Québec Payments: 

  • Tax refund
  • Solidarity tax credit
  • Advance payments of the work premium tax credits
  • Advance payments of the tax credit for childcare expenses
  • Advance payments of the tax credit for home-support services for seniors 
  • Advance payments of the tax credit for caregivers
  • Advance payments of the tax credit for the treatment of infertility 
  • Shelter allowance

How to sign up for direct deposit for government payments? 

Sign in to the most recent version of your online bank or National Bank app, click Products and services, then the plus icon next to Bank accounts, then Start under Direct deposit registration. Select either direct deposit from the CRA or Revenu Québec and follow the steps.

This demo will help you sign up for direct deposit with the CRA and Revenu Québec.


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Follow the instructions that appear on the screen once you’ve signed in to your online bank or the National Bank app.

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