Before you start
Before you start, we recommend that you complete the following steps:
- prepare your return or rebate information in Canadian funds;
- if you have an amount owing, find out how to make a payment to the Canada Revenue Agency.
Once you have completed these steps, access the online forms through the Ready to file page, and enter your information. Right after you successfully submit your information, you will get a six-digit confirmation number for your records.
After you exit the online forms, it is recommended you shut down and restart your browser. This will help ensure that any information you entered cannot be viewed by others.
To use GST/HST NETFILE, you will need the four-digit access code. Your access code will be the same for all future returns. You can change your access code to a number of your choice by using GST/HST Access Code Online.
If you have never received an access code, call us at 1-800-959-5525 and we will give you one. If you are calling from outside Canada and the United States, call us collect at 613-940-8497.
If you access GST/HST NETFILE through the "File a return" link in My Business Account, you will not need to enter your access code when filing your return.
Reporting transitional information for builders (Schedule A)
If you are a new home builder affected by the HST transitional rules for housing, you must complete Schedule A along with your GST/HST return.
For detailed line-by-line instructions on how to complete Schedule A, see Guide RC4022, General Information for GST/HST Registrants, or Guide RC4052, GST/HST Information for the Home Construction Industry.
Reporting recaptured ITCs (Schedule B)
If you are required to recapture input tax credits for the provincial portion of the HST on specified property or services, you must complete Schedule B along with your GST/HST return.
For detailed instructions on how to complete Schedule B, see Guide RC4022, General Information for GST/HST Registrants.
Reconciling recaptured ITCs (Schedule C)
If you filed form RC4531, Election or Revocation of an Election to use the Estimation, Reconciliation Method to Report Recaptured Input Tax Credits, you must complete Schedule C along with your GST/HST return within three months of the end of your fiscal year.
For detailed instructions on how to complete Schedule C, see Guide RC4022, General Information for GST/HST Registrants.
If you are the coordinator of a closely related group of corporations (i.e. you have filed election GST303) and you file returns electronically, you must still send your letter of direction to your tax centre.
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