CMRRA is working with new global partners to provide music publishers and self-published songwriters an option to facilitate international licensing and royalty collection. The MLC Mandated by US congress via the Music Modernization Act, the Mechanical Licensing Collective (MLC) launched on January 1, 2021. Digital service providers will be paying mechanical royalties for streaming and downloads to the MLC, both for […]
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par Jon Dekel When Jennifer Mitchell first heard “What a Wonderful World,” she could never have imagined that one day she would be working to represent the timeless anthem (that was written in 1968 by Bob Thiele and George David Weiss and recorded by Louis Armstrong), alongside other classics like “My Way,” “YMCA,” and the […]
This month, we spoke with Shari Segal, CMRRA’s Supervisor, Data Exchange. You are often described as the bridge builder at CMRRA. Can you tell us about your role and how you landed at CMRRA? After working a few years maintaining systems at an insurance company, I got my dream job. I was hired in 1990 […]
Thank you for updating your tax identification information. Your information has been successfully submitted. If you have more than one payee’s tax information to submit, return to the form here. In accordance with the Government of Canada’s Social Insurance Number Code of Practice Section 4, collection of your tax identification number will solely be used […]
In line with Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) requirements, CMRRA has launched a Tax ID Update program to collect Business identification information, or, where applicable, personal tax identification information. This requirement applies to T5 and/or NR4 statements issued for royalty income reporting purposes. Below please find Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) related to this program.
CMRRA is required by the Canada Revenue Agency to prepare and send annual income tax statements to music publishers to report the total royalty income earned by that music publisher during the fiscal year, if the total royalty amount is greater than $50. In order to be completed, these tax statements require a tax identification […]
Both T5 and NR4 slips require your tax identification number and entity type. On a T5, your tax identification number is entered in Box 22 and your entity type in Box 23. On an NR4, your tax identification number is entered in Box 13 and your entity type in Box 11. NR4 slips also require […]
In line with the Government of Canada’s Social Insurance Number Code of Practice Section 4, collection of your tax identification number will solely be used for royalty income reporting required for your annual T5 or NR4 slip.
We request that you to submit the required information before December 31th so that we can be prepared for the tax season.