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Overview

Welcome to EFILE Online and EFILE Online Plus!

EFILE is an automated service that permits those who prepare and file taxes on behalf of others to electronically file the current year income tax and benefit return to the CRA via the Internet.

Please review the different features available for EFILE Online and EFILE Online Plus. Based on these differences, you can determine if you want to participate in one or both services.

EFILE Online

  • Only one return can be submitted per session.
  • Generates a real time acknowledgement, which means a confirmation number is provided almost instantly.
  • Must use EFILE Online certified software.
  • Qualified users of EFILE Online can also use EFILE Online Plus to file returns providing they have the proper software for each service.
  • Users may also access EFILE Online Plus in order to submit online System for Electronic Notification of Debt (SEND) requests. No software is required to use SEND.

EFILE Online Plus

  • Batch filing of returns is supported, one batch can contain from 1 to 30 returns.
  • Supports access to the System for Electronic Notification of Debt (SEND). Qualified users of EFILE Online Plus can submit an online request form and receive, almost instantly, selected information about their client's account.
  • Acknowledgement file is created within a few hours and is made available to you "on demand".
  • Must use EFILE Online Plus certified software.
  • Qualified users of EFILE Online Plus can also use EFILE Online to file returns providing they have the proper software for each service.
  • You can view your EOL PLUS transmission history online from the beginning of the EFILE program to the current date.

The validation process used to either accept or reject the return is based on the same logic for both.

To ensure secure transmissions, encryption of data is mandatory. It is accomplished through the use of a browser enabled with TLS encryption process, which is available for download at no charge.

The menu items on the left side of the Web site pages provide more information about both EFILE Online and EFILE Online Plus. Before going to these pages, please see our legal obligations.

Comments?

Please note, if you need specific assistance with EFILE, contact your EFILE helpdesk . However, if you have comments or suggestions on improving EFILE On Line services, please feel free to send us an email. The emails are not monitored on a constant basis.