Netfile certified online tax return filing
program for Canadian

What is NETFILE?

NETFILE is electronic tax-filing service provided by Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) for individual taxpayers to submit their own income tax return using internet.

Who can use NETFILE?

NETFILE is available to most Canadians including first time income tax filers and new immigrants. You will need to prepare your tax return file using NETFILE certified software. You do not need to download .tax file for this year and you do not need any Netfile access code for file your tax return online. With our integrated service, you can directly submit your tax return to CRA. You will receive a confirmation number from CRA on successful submission. Your tax filing is not complete until you have received your confirmation number after filing your tax return. For exclusion, please refer to CRA site.

Is FastnEasyTax NETFILE certified for 2020 tax year?

Yes, FastnEasyTax has met the NETFILE certification requirement set by CRA for 2020 tax year. You can file your tax return and submit it online using our program. FastnEasyTax has been certified for NETFILE by Canada Revenue Agency since 2011. To file tax return online for previous years from 2011 to 2019, use the income tax software certified by Canada Revenue Agency (CRA).

 

New this year - NETFILE Access Code

For the 2020 tax year, prior to filing your tax return electronically, you will be asked to enter an Access code. This code does not apply to you if you are filing your tax return for the first time.

Your unique Access code can be found on your Notice of Assessment (NOA) for a previous tax year. This eight-character Access code is made up of numbers and letters and is located on the right side of your NOA. The placement and labelling of the Access code differs slightly depending on the version of the NOA you are looking at, but will always be on the right side of the NOA.

On the paper version of your NOA as well as the PDF version in My Account, the Access code is not labelled, but can be found directly underneath the Date issued at the top right of the page. If you are viewing your NOA in My Account or using the Express NOA service in certified tax software, the Access code is found directly under the Notice details box at the top right of the page.

You will have to enter your Access code after your name, date of birth, and social insurance number. While this Access code is not mandatory, if you do not enter your Access code, you will not be able to use any information from your 2020 tax return when confirming your identity with the Canada Revenue Agency. You will have to rely on other information for authentication purposes. 

Which tax returns are excluded (not supported) by FastnEasyTax?

Fastneasytax software has the following exclusions:

  • Does not support tax return for Northwest Territories, Yukon and Nunavut;
  • Does not support return which incorporate AgriStability/AgriInvest programs (Forms T1163 and T1273);
  • Does not support return with self-employed business statements;
  • Does not support return with limited partnership including tax shelters;
  • Does not support logging tax credit;
  • Does not support form T1135;
  • Does not support tax return with non capital losses of other years with restricted and prior year farming losses;

 

 

How do you get your NETFILE confirmation number after you have submitted your tax return?

If you submit your tax return using our online tax submission link, you will get your NETFILE confirmation number immediately after successful submission. In case of any error with your tax return, you will receive the message from CRA appropriately. Remember, your tax return is not submitted to Revenue Canada until you have received your NETFILE confirmation number.

Is NETFILE service free for filing Canadian income tax return?

Yes, CRA provides this free service to all Canadians for submitting their tax return online. However, you can only submit tax return file prepared by NETFILE certified software. You can file your tax return in Canada for free if your income is less than $20,000. For income greater than $20,000, we charge a nominal fee of $10.99 to prepare the tax return file for you based on your information.

Do I have to file it myself via NETFILE or you do it for us? How can I file the tax return via Netfile.

You can not change your name, mailing address and direct deposit information while submitting your tax return using NETFILE service. Ensure that Canada Revenue Agency has updated address and direct deposit information on their record.

Which information is not submitted as part of NETFILE?

You can not change your name, mailing address and direct deposit information while submitting your tax return using netfile service. Ensure that Canada Revenue Agency has updated address and direct deposit information on their record.

I am filing tax return for the first time. Can I use NETFILE?

Yes. Revenue Canada has enabled NETFILE for first time filers.

I was trying to file income tax online and received rejected message due to out of service hours. What do I do?

Netfile service is not available for few hours during the night. You should try to submit your tax file again during normal business hours when Netfile is available.

Important message about direct deposit:

Direct deposit is the fastest way to get your money. It is also convenient, easy, and secure. Don’t delay – sign up today at CRA site