File your taxes online: Certified tax software
The NETFILE and ReFILE services are now open for the electronic filing of your T1 personal income tax and benefit return. The NETFILE and ReFILE services for tax years 2017 (ReFILE excluded), 2018, 2019, 2020 and 2021 will be open until Friday, January 27, 2023.
NETFILE Access Code
For the 2021 tax year, prior to filing your tax return electronically with NETFILE, you will be asked to enter an Access code after your name, date of birth, and social insurance number. Your eight-character Access code is made up of numbers and letters and is located on the right side of your Notice of Assessment for a previous tax year. While this Access code is not mandatory, if you do not enter your Access code, you will not be able to use any information from your 2021 tax return when confirming your identity with the Canada Revenue Agency. You will have to rely on other information for authentication purposes. This code does not apply to you if you are filing your tax return for the first time.
Select the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) certified tax software from the lists below. You will be re-directed to the software developer's web page, where you can access software products that use the CRA's NETFILE web service.
Find a free or pay-what-you-want tax software
Some free tax software offer a pay-what-you-want model. Select the link below to view a list of available software.
|TurboTax Free for Android||2018-2020||Mobile app||Intuit Canada|
|CloudTax for Android
||2018-2021||Mobile app||CloudTax Inc.
|CloudTax for iPhone, iPad
||2018-2021||Mobile app||CloudTax Inc.|
|GenuTax Standard for Windows||2017-2021||Desktop||GenuSource Consulting Inc.|
|H&R Block Online||2017-2021||Online||H&R Block Canada Inc.|
|Wealthsimple Tax||2017-2021||Online||SimpleTax Software Inc.|
|Wealthsimple Tax for iPhone, iPad||2017-2021||Mobile app||SimpleTax Software Inc.|
|Wealthsimple Tax for Android||2020-2021||Mobile app||SimpleTax Software Inc.|
|TurboTax Free||2018-2020||Online||Intuit Canada|
|TaxTron for Web||2018-2021||Online||Taxtron Inc.|
|TurboTax Free for Windows||2018||Desktop||Intuit Canada|
|TurboTax Free for iPhone, iPad||2018-2020||Mobile app||Intuit Canada|
|StudioTax for iPhone, iPad||2019-2021||Mobile app||BHOK It Consulting|
|StudioTax for Android||2019-2021||Mobile app||BHOK It Consulting|
|EachTax Free||2021||Online||XInfo Technology Inc.|
Find paid tax software with free offerings
Some paid tax software provide free offerings. Free offerings are based on individual tax situations or income levels. Find out from the software developer what free offerings are available for their product.
|EachTax.com||2017-2021||Online||XInfo Technology Inc.|
|fastneasytax.com||2017-2021||Online||Fastneasy Services Inc.|
|eFile Canadian Tax Return (Android)||2017-2021||Mobile app||Fastneasy Services Inc.
|eFile Canadian Tax Return (Apple)||2017-2021||Mobile app||Fastneasy Services Inc.|
|FutureTax for Windows||2017-2021||Desktop||FUTURECA CORP.|
|myTaxExpress for Mac||2017-2021||Desktop||Arcadia Solution Corp.|
|myTaxExpress for Windows||2017-2021||Desktop||Arcadia Solution Corp.|
|Tax Chopper Online||2017-2021||Online||Cute Tax Inc.|
|TaxFreeway for iPad||2017-2021||Mobile app||Entropy Technology Ltd.|
|TaxFreeway for Mac||2017-2021||Desktop||Entropy Technology Ltd.|
|TaxFreeway for Windows||2017-2021||Desktop||Entropy Technology Ltd.|
|TaxTron for Mac||2017-2021||Desktop||Taxtron Inc.|
|TaxTron for Windows||2017-2021||Desktop||Taxtron Inc.|
|TurboTax for Android||2021||Mobile app||Intuit Canada|
|TurboTax for iPhone, iPad||2021||Mobile app||Intuit Canada|
|TurboTax Online||2018-2021||Online||Intuit Canada|
|TurboTax Windows||2018-2021||Desktop||Intuit Canada|
|UFile ONLINE||2018-2021||Online||Thomson Reuters|
|UFile for Windows||2017-2021||Desktop||Thomson Reuters|
|StudioTax for Mac||2017-2021||Desktop||BHOK It Consulting|
|StudioTax for Windows||2017-2021||Desktop||BHOK It Consulting|
|CloudTax Plus for Android||2020-2021||Mobile app||CloudTax Inc.|
|CloudTax Plus for Apple||2020-2021||Mobile app||CloudTax Inc.|
|CloudTax Plus||2020-2021||Online||CloudTax Inc.|
|TurboTax Free||2021||Online||Intuit Canada|
Update your tax software
Tax software must be certified by NETFILE every year.
Check the software list above to confirm that your software is certified for the year you need. If you are using uncertified software or an older version of the software, you may need to update or download a certified version from the developer.
Information on how to update your software is available on the developer's website or from within the software itself.
File up to 20 returns
You may file up to 20 returns per computer or online account using NETFILE-certified tax software in Canada for each tax year. Tax software companies must respect this limit to be certified for NETFILE.
Notice to the user
The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) does not look at the privacy policies of software developers. It is your responsibility to research these policies before buying or using a software product or web application.
Use of the software, and any omission or error in the information provided, is the responsibility of the user and the software developer. The CRA cannot be held responsible if programming errors affect the calculation of income tax and benefits payable.
The CRA respects the Official Languages Act and the relevant Treasury Board policies, and it is committed to making sure all information and services on this site are available in English and French. However, users should be aware that some information from external sources that do not have to follow the Official Languages Act is offered only as a convenience and is available only in the language in which it was provided to the CRA.
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