EFILE service providers can electronically submit the Form T1013, Authorizing or Cancelling a Representative, to the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) using certified EFILE T1 tax preparation software. The form(s) may be submitted in batches from one to thirty and the filing option is available year round.
When electronically submitting Form T1013, immediate access to your clients' accounts will be granted via our online services, once the authorization has been updated to the taxpayer’s account. If a taxpayer has a Care of (C/O) address on their account, a letter will be sent to them asking them to call the CRA to confirm that online access should be granted to you. If the updating of Form T1013 requires manual intervention, our goal is to process Form T1013 received during the peak tax time (mid-March to mid-July) within 20 business days of receipt by the CRA and within 5 business days of receipt by the CRA during non-peak tax time (mid-July to mid-March).
Effective April 1st 2013, our goal is to process your complete electronic request to authorize or cancel a representative in 5 business days or less of receipt by the CRA provided the request is complete and 20 business days or less of receipt by the CRA to process your complete paper request to authorize or cancel a representative provided the request is complete.Important Reminders
Please keep your copy of Form T1013 in a secure location. Form T1013 must be kept for six years following the date that the form was sent.
We will be monitoring electronic submission of Form T1013 and will ask to see copies of completed forms. If you fail to provide these completed forms, we will remove the authorized representative from the affected taxpayers' accounts and, we may suspend your electronic filing privileges.