After you have filed your return using NETFILE

After you NETFILE, the CRA will issue a confirmation number after it does a preliminary check of your return and the return is accepted through NETFILE for processing. This usually takes a few seconds. Keep the confirmation number for your records.

After you receive a confirmation number, the CRA may need to contact you for clarification or to verify some information. Make sure you fill in the telephone number area of your tax return.

If the CRA has to contact you, your refund and notice of assessment will be delayed.

Once your return has been processed, the CRA will send you a notice of assessment in the mail. If you are registered for email notifications from the CRA, your notice of assessment will no longer be printed and mailed to you. Instead, a notification will be sent to the email address you provided when new mail is available for you to view in My Account. For security reasons, the email notification does not contain any links. For more information go to Email notifications from the CRA – Individuals.

If you want to find out the status of your return before you receive your notice of assessment, go to My Account.

Tax information slips, receipts, and documents

Form T1135, Foreign Income Verification Statement

Individual taxpayers have the choice to either paper file or electronically file Form T1135 for their 2015, 2016, 2017, and 2018 tax years. Corporations, trusts and certain partnerships must still file a paper copy of Form T1135. 

When you file a paper copy of Form T1135 it should be either attached to a paper-filed copy of your income tax return or mailed separately to:

Winnipeg Taxation Centre
Data Assessment & Evaluation Programs
Validation & Verification Section
Foreign Reporting Returns
66 Stapon Road
Winnipeg MB R3C 3M2

Other slips, receipts, and documents

With NETFILE, you don't need to send your tax information slips, receipts, or other documents used to prepare your tax return unless the CRA asks to see them.

Changes to your return

On February 26th, 2018, the CRA introduced the ReFILE service to give taxpayers the option of having an amended income tax and benefit return filed electronically. This service will let taxpayers use NETFILE to send amended returns for a current (2018) or previous (2016 and 2017) return and will only be accepted through ReFILE if the original return was completed and sent electronically through NETFILE (or EFILE).

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