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Some CIOs have trouble talking to chief financial officers about technology — those routers, IP addresses, software licences, service-oriented architectures, virtual machines do have a way of making the eye glaze over.

So here’s a piece of technology the finance guys can relate to: a mobile business tax reminder app from the Canada Revenue Agency. Yes, the gang that always has their hands out for corporate tax dollars has found a way to get into a smart phone.

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Aimed at small and medium businesses that don’t have complex tax structures, the free app for BlackBerry, Apple iOS, and Android platforms lets CFOs create custom reminders and alerts for installment payments, returns and remittances.

Alerts can be customized to be either pop up or calendar messages.

To download the app (in English or French), go to an app store and search “Business Tax Reminders,” or click here. This site also includes help files on how to configure the app.