Express NOA

Express NOA is an official document and 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.


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, 2021 and during regularly scheduled system maintenance.

How can I use Express NOA?

Authorized Representatives

To use the Express NOA service, you must:


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


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.


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 by filling out an E-authorization web submission for Authorization or Cancelling a Representative, to have online access.
  • Have them register for email notifications.

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

Express NOA does not show your 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. To confirm any payments made to the CRA, you can check your online banking portal, log into My Account or call the Individual Tax Account Balance Automated Service to hear your account balance.

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