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How to efile

Changes to EFILE

Beginning with the 2012 Tax season, The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) has implemented some changes to EFILE.

If you accept payment to prepare more than 10 T1 General income tax and benefit returns or more than 10 T2 corporation income tax returns per year, you must file those returns electronically. If you do not comply with this change, you will be charged by the CRA $25 for every T1 submission over 10 returns and $100 for every T2 submission over 10 returns.

In order to adhere to these changes, you will need to register for an EFILE number if you have not already done so.

We strongly recommend completing your registration sooner rather than later. While EFILE registration typically only takes a few days to process through the CRA, it can take up to 30 days while the CRA conducts a suitability screening of EFILE applicants.

How to Register for EFILE

To get started with the registration, go to the CRA EFILE New Registration page.

Find the "How can I Apply' heading. Click on the 'EFILE Registration Online' form, then fill in your name or your business and follow the steps on screen. You will be asked a security question on how you're going to store your files, whether on a removable hard drive or what your security system is going to be. Be sure to answer honestly.

Click one of the Links below to view our handy EFILE documents. They will help get you registered for EFILE as well as show how to use the ProFile EFILE features.

Related: How to EFILE T1 Returns

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