Filing T2202 Information Return

Before you can file

Before you can file a T2202 annual information return, you must have a valid business number (BN) and an information return program account (RZ).

An RZ program account number has three parts:

  • business number (BN)
  • two-letter program identifier (RZ)
  • four-digit reference number

The account number has 15 characters. If you already have a BN, you only need to add the RZ program account number to your BN. To get a BN RZ program account number, go to Business number registration.

If a T2202 annual information return is filed with an RZ program account number that does not match the information in the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) database, the return will be rejected.

Electronic filing methods

Filing with Web Forms

The CRA Web Forms application is free and secure. To use it, all you need is access to the Internet. With Web Forms you can fill out an information return easily, following the step-by-step instructions.

Web Forms lets you:

  • file up to 100 slips (original, amended, or cancelled) through Canada.ca
  • calculate all of the totals for a summary
  • create an electronic information return containing slips and a summary, which can be saved and imported at a later date
  • print all your slips and your summary
  • validate data in real time

After you send your return, you will receive a confirmation number as proof that the CRA has received your return.

To use the Web Forms application, you must have a web access code. If you do not have a web access code, you can easily get one online or by calling the CRA. For more information, see Web access code.

To start using Web Forms or to get more information, go to Web Forms.

Filing with Internet file transfer (XML)

Internet file transfer lets you send an original or amended information return with a maximum file size of 150 MB. All you need is a Web browser to connect to the Internet, and your software will create, print, and save your electronic information return in XML format. For more information about this filing method, contact your software publisher or go to Filing Information Returns Electronically.

Web access code

To file your return over the Internet using XML or Web Forms, you will need a business number and an associated web access code (WAC), unless you are filing through My Business Account or Represent a Client. For more information about those services, see the next section, Filing without a web access code. If you have misplaced or do not have a WAC, go to Filing Information Returns Electronically to access the CRA’s WAC online service. If you cannot get your WAC online or want to change it, you can call business enquiries at 1-800-959-5525.

Filing without a web access code

To register as a business owner, go to My Business Account and do the following:

  • Select “CRA register” and create a CRA user ID and password. You can also select “Sign-In Partner Login / Register” and use the same sign-in information you use for other online services, such as online banking
  • To register, you will need to provide all of the following information:
    • your social insurance number
    • your date of birth
    • your postal code or zip code
    • an amount you entered on your income tax and benefit return (the line the CRA asks for will vary; it could be from the current or the previous tax year)
    • your business number (BN)
  • You must enter a CRA security code to finalize the registration process. You can ask for the CRA security code by paper mail or email
  • To enter your CRA security code, return to My Business Account

To register as a representative, including employees of a business, go to Represent a Client and do the following:

  • Select “CRA register” and create a CRA user ID and password. You can also select “Sign-In Partner Login / Register” and use the same sign-in information you use for other online services, such as online banking
  • To register, you will need to provide these two codes:
    • your access code from your notice of assessment
    • your postal code or zip code
  • Register as the business owner (using your BN) or as yourself and receive a representative identifier (RepID), or create a group of representatives and receive a group identifier (GroupID)
  • Get authorization to have online access to the T2202 account by doing one of the following:
    • using the “Authorization request” service with Represent a Client
    • giving your BN, RepID, or GroupID to businesses or your employer so they can authorize you using the “Authorize or manage representatives” service in My Business Account

Note

If the business authorizes you online in My Business Account, you will have online access to the business accounts at once.

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