What is a GIFI?

January 10, 2024

In Canada, GIFI stands for "General Index of Financial Information". It is a standardized list of codes that are used to report financial information on the T2 Corporation Income Tax Return, which is a form that Canadian corporations use to report their income, expenses, and taxes owed to the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA).

The GIFI is used to classify different types of financial transactions, such as revenue, expenses, assets, and liabilities, into specific categories that can be easily understood by the CRA. Each GIFI code corresponds to a specific line on the T2 return, making it easier for corporations to accurately report their financial information.

The GIFI is an important tool for corporations to ensure that they are complying with Canadian tax laws and regulations, as it helps to ensure that all financial information is accurately reported and properly classified.

Most importantly from CRA's perspective, the GIFI is a tool that helps to standardize financial reporting across all Canadian businesses. By using a common set of codes, the CRA can more easily compare financial information across different businesses and industries, which helps them to identify potential issues or discrepancies that may require further investigation.

Check out this page for a full list of the GIFI.

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