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  • I have confirmed that I am eligible to use GST/HST Internet File Transfer.
    If not, go to Eligibility.
  • I have created and saved my return using CRA-approved software.
  • I use a browser which supports TLS (The CRA encourages you to upgrade to TLS 1.2 so that your system is as secure as possible).
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  • I have completed my return information in Canadian funds.
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If you have an amount owing, find out how to make a payment to the Canada Revenue Agency.

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Account identifiers

GST/HST Internet File Transfer will ask you to provide the following information:

  • the path and name of the file containing your electronic GST/HST return; and
  • your access code.

Confirmation of receipt

After you successfully submit your return you will receive a confirmation number. This confirmation number is your proof that the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) has received your return. Print the page with your confirmation number and keep it with your records. Do not mail paper copies of returns that you have submitted electronically.

After we've processed your return, we may have to contact you for more information, so keep all supporting documents for six years. This applies to all tax returns, whether you file them on paper or electronically.

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