Express NOA

Express NOA is a secure Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) service that allows individuals and authorized representatives to view the notice of assessment (NOA) in their software, right after the return has been received and processed by the CRA.

The notice of assessment provides a complete account summary with the result of the assessed return showing a refund, a zero balance, or a balance owing, tax assessment summary, explanation of changes and other information, and RRSP/PRPP deduction limit statement. It may also contain the Home Buyers’ Plan statement and Lifelong Learning Plan statement.

Note

The Express NOA service is available to deliver express notices of assessment year-round in EFILE and NETFILE-certified tax preparation software, except for April 30, 2018 and regularly scheduled system maintenance.

How can I use Express NOA?

Authorized Representatives

To use the Express NOA service, you must:

Note

When your client selects the option to have their notice of assessment or reassessment made available electronically to you by completing Part F of Form T183, the CRA will not send you or your client a paper copy of the notice of assessment or reassessment.

Individuals

To use the Express NOA service, you must:

Once you file your return and receive your confirmation message, you will be prompted to enter your My Account user ID and password to use the Express NOA service. The Express NOA will be delivered into your software right after filing your return. You can then save or print your notice of assessment.

Note

If you have already entered your user ID and password and used the Auto-fill my return service, you may not need to re-enter them to access the Express NOA service if your login session remains active.

Preparing a tax return for a family member or a friend

If you prepare a tax return for a family member or a friend, you need to:

  • Be authorized to use Express NOA on their behalf. You can get this authorization by obtaining a RepID through the Represent a Client portal. The RepID identifies you with the CRA.
  • Give your RepID to your family member or friend so they can authorize you as their representative through their My Account or by filling out and submitting Form T1013, Authorizing or Cancelling a Representative, to have online access.
  • Have them register for online mail.

Once you are authorized, you can receive their Express NOA for them using NETFILE-certified software. For more information on authorizing a representative, go to Authorize or cancel a representative

Why does Express NOA not show the payment?

Tax returns that are filed electronically are assessed so quickly that any payments you send with your return are not likely to show up on your Express NOA. Check your online banking to confirm your payment to the CRA or by logging into My Account to see your account balance.

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