To proceed with filing your electronic information return via the Internet, please read the
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.
If you have an amount owing, find out your payment options.
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.
To learn more about security and 128-bit encryption requirements, visit our
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 Info Source.
This is a Government of Canada publication available in major libraries, at
government information offices, and from constituency offices of federal
Members of Parliament.
the Privacy Act may be directed to the Access to Information and
Privacy Division by email at ATIP@cra-arc.gc.ca.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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