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Disclaimer - Internet file transfer (XML)

Terms of use

To proceed with filing your electronic information return via the Internet, please read the following terms of use. To indicate your agreement to be bound by the terms of use, click on I agree at the bottom of the page.

To file your electronic information return via the Internet, you have to submit the file in a format acceptable to the CRA. The Internet file Transfer (XML) option will accept a file in the eXtensible Markup Language (XML) format that meets the minimum requirements outlined in the CRA's schema. The Internet File Transfer (XML) services is provided for the purpose of Internet filing only. The use of this service is subject to the terms of use as set forth on this Web site.

You cannot change your business name or address when you file an electronic information return in this manner.

Do not try to disrupt this service by uploading files other than your electronic information return. If you do, future access to our electronic services will be denied.

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If you have an amount owing, find out your payment options.

Confidentiality and security

We use sophisticated security techniques to protect our Internet filing Web site. You're responsible for ensuring that your own computer is secure. To access our electronic filing services, you have to provide us with two pieces of information. These make up your electronic authentication.

Make sure that you keep each piece of information confidential so that others cannot use your electronic authentication.

While the CRA has taken all reasonable efforts to ensure the security of information in transit to the CRA, it is not liable for any damages that may arise as the result of interception, loss, theft or other action or difficulty. After you complete a secure transaction, you should clear the browser cache. Information stored in the browser cache isn't encrypted. By clearing it, you help to ensure that others can't compromise your data.

Privacy notice statement

The information you provide is collected under the authority of the Income Tax Act for the purpose of secure transmission of electronic information returns via the Internet. The information will be retained in Personal Information Bank(s) CRA PPU 150, "Information Returns (INFODEC) Data Bank" and will be used and disclosed in accordance with the conditions listed therein.

Under the provisions of the Privacy Act, individuals have the right to protection of, and access to, their personal information. For more information about your rights, see InfoSource. This is a Government of Canada publication available in major libraries, at government information offices, and from constituency offices of federal Members of Parliament.

Questions or comments about this privacy policy or our administration of the Privacy Act may be directed to the Access to Information and Privacy Division by email at If you are not satisfied that we have adequately respected your privacy, you can contact the Office of the Privacy Commissioner on the Internet or by calling 1-800-282-1376.

Use of information

The information contained on this Web site and its pages is not intended to provide individuals with specific technical, legal, accounting, financial or tax advice and should not be relied on for those purposes.

Accuracy and changes

The information the CRA places on this Web site is believed to be accurate. However, its accuracy and completeness is not guaranteed. Changes may be made to the information on this Web site at any time, without previous notice.

Limitation of liability

The CRA is not responsible for direct, indirect, special or consequential damages arising, in any manner, from the use of, or inability to use, this Web site, even if advised of the possibility of such damages.

Software back-up

If you choose to access any software through links from this Web site, you should take reasonable and appropriate precautions to scan for computer viruses and to ensure the software's compatibility with your computer system. You should also make sure you have a complete and current back-up of the information contained on your computer system before installing any software.

Hyperlinks are not endorsements

Links to other Web sites or references on this Web site to products, services or publications other than those of the CRA are provided solely for the convenience of CRA Web site users. The CRA does not endorse or warrant these companies or their products or services.

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