Pssst! Wanna find out if the Canada Revenue Agency owes you money?

Canadian dollar bills.

In a not-so-far corner of the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) website, some Canadians have found a feature in their accounts that tells them if they are owed any uncashed government cheques.

These are cheques that were sent out by the government but, for whatever reason, were never received or deposited by the recipients.

The tip-offs came from Reddit user, u/hdrons, and from a Toronto Maple Leafs fan account on Twitter, @3rdperiodsuits.

Kelly Albert, producer for the Natasha Hall Show on CJAD 800, was one of the happy beneficiaries of this information. 

She found the link at the bottom of the "Related Services" section on the right-hand side of the screen. On the page she discovered that the government owed her a ten-year-old $68 cheque.

The page also showed her how to receive the cheque. 

"It links to the form that you have to fill out," Albert said. On the form, she had to attest that she had never received the cheque, then fill out some personal information and have the form signed by a witness to verify her identity.

She then had to mail the form. The CRA says the cheques could take up to 60 days to arrive.

"If I ever find the original cheque, I have to send it back to them," she added.


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