The NETFILE program will be open for transmissions until November 30, 2013.
Terms and conditions
To proceed with NETFILE's online transmission, you must agree to the following terms and conditions:
I have checked the restrictions to make sure I am eligible to file my tax return electronically.
I may only file a tax return in my name.
I may only file an original, eligible, 2012 personal income tax and benefit return through NETFILE.
I will not attempt to disrupt the NETFILE service by uploading files other than my own eligible tax return. If I do, the CRA will deny me access to electronic services.
NETFILE will ask you to provide the following information on its online transmission form:
your social insurance number (SIN);
your date of birth;
the path and name of the file containing your electronic income tax return.
Confirmation of receipt
After you complete and send NETFILE's online transmission Web page, we will do a preliminary check of your tax return. If your tax return meets the basic requirements, we'll send you a confirmation number within minutes. This means that your tax return has been accepted for processing.
If there are any problems with the electronic tax return you tried to send us, we'll send you an explanation of errors or corrections needed. This means that your tax return was not accepted for processing. You can change the electronic version of your tax return and then try to send it again using the NETFILE service. For information on making changes to an electronic tax return, see Corrections.
After we've processed your tax return, we may have to contact you to get supporting documents, so remember to keep your receipts and information slips for six years. This is the same verification process that applies to all tax returns, whether paper or electronic. It would not be an audit.
Deadline for self-employed individuals and their spouses or common-law partners
Self-employed individuals and their spouses or common-law partners have until midnight Monday, June 17, 2013 (filing due date) to file their 2012 income tax return.
If you have difficulty sending or correcting your NETFILE return, you have until midnight (Pacific time) Friday, June 21, 2013 to resend your return and it will still be considered filed on time.
ATTENTION: Please ensure your tax return was completed with the latest version of your software before transmitting it to the CRA. In some cases not updating your software will prevent you from being able to use NETFILE.
If a "Browse" or "Choose" button appears on your screen, you should use this feature to find and attach your ".tax" file.
I certify that the attached electronic tax return is complete and accurate, and that it reports my income from all sources.
If I am not a first time filer, I understand and agree that I cannot change my name, address, or direct deposit information on the return. This personal information is not transmitted with my return when I use NETFILE. My Notice of Assessment and refund will be sent to the address on file with the CRA not to the address I entered using the software to prepare my tax return.
Personal information is collected under the authority of section 150 of the Income Tax Act and is used to assess and process individual income tax returns and payments for all provinces and territories (except Québec). Information may also be used for follow-up, audit, compliance, and evaluation purposes and may be shared, in accordance with the Income Tax Act and under existing information-sharing agreements, with other federal institutions and provincial governments. Failure to provide all or parts of the requested personal information may result in penalties incurred and other non-filer actions.
Information is described in Personal Information Bank (PIB) Individual Income Tax Return, CRA PPU 005, the description of which can be found in the CRA Chapter of the Info Source publication at the following site: www.infosource.gc.ca. Personal information is protected under the Privacy Act and individuals have a right of access to and correction of their personal information. Further details concerning requests for personal information can be found in the Forward section of the Info Source publication.