Complete and file a return – File the return

Method to file

You can file a GST/HST return electronically, by TELEFILE, or on paper. Before you choose a method, you must determine if you are required to file online and which online method you can use.

To help you prepare your GST/HST return, use the GST/HST Return Working Copy and keep it for your own records. The working copy lets you calculate amounts and make sure that everything is correct before completing your personalized return.

For instructions about how to complete each line of your return, see Instructions for completing a GST/HST return.

NETFILE

GST/HST NETFILE is an online filing service that allows registrants to file their GST/HST returns and eligible rebates directly to the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) over the internet.

My Business Account

My Business Account is a secure online portal that allows you to interact electronically with the CRA on various business accounts. Business accounts include GST/HST (except for GST/HST accounts administered by Revenu Québec), payroll, corporation income taxes, excise taxes, excise duties, and more.

Represent a client

Represent a Client is a service that provides you with secure and controlled online access to tax information on behalf of individuals and businesses, including your employer.

Electronic Data Interchange (EDI)

EDI lets you pay the net tax you owe electronically through a participating Canadian financial institution.

GST/HST TELEFILE

GST/HST TELEFILE is a fast, free, and easy-to-use filing option that allows qualifying registrants to file their GST/HST returns in a matter of minutes, using their touch-tone telephone and a toll-free number.

GST/HST Internet File Transfer

GST/HST Internet File Transfer is an internet-based filing service that allows eligible registrants to file their GST/HST returns directly to the CRA over the internet using their third-party accounting software.

Paper filing

If you are not required to file online, you may be eligible to file a paper return. To use this method, you can either mail your GST/HST return (GST34-2 or GST62) to the address on your return, or file in person at a participating financial institution.

You cannot file in person at a participating financial institution if:

  • you are claiming a refund
  • you are filing a nil return
  • you offset the amount owing on your return with a rebate or refund

Get your personalized GST/HST return package

If you filed your last GST/HST return electronically, the CRA will mail you an electronic filing information sheet (GST34-3). If not, the CRA will mail you a personalized four-page return (GST34-2). On the first page of both there is a 4-digit access code for electronic filing.

If you lose or did not receive either one, you can do one of the following:

  • use our GST/HST Access Code Online service to get a new access code for electronic filing
  • use the Online order form to get the non-personalized version (GST62) of the paper return
  • call 1-800-959-5525 to get a new GST34-2 or GST34-3

View a previously filed GST/HST return

You may view the status and the details of a previously filed GST/HST return using My Business Account. You will also be able to view upcoming and overdue GST/HST returns by using the same online service.

GST/HST outreach seminars for non-profit organizations, charities, and similar organizations

GST/HST outreach seminars are informal presentations designed to help non-profit organizations, charities and similar organizations understand their GST/HST obligations and claim all eligible amounts to which they are entitled.

For more information and to register, see GST/HST Outreach Seminars for Non-Profit Organizations, Charities and Similar organizations.

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