EFILE Error Clues and Mandatory Electronic Filing

October 16, 2013

The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) began the processing of T1 income tax and benefit returns on Monday, February 11, 2013.

Most returns containing errors can be corrected and the return successfully resubmitted electronically. However, in some circumstances, the CRA reject message will indicate that a paper return be submitted.

Should you receive an error message requesting that a paper return be filed, we would ask that you affix a copy of the CRA reject message to the return in question.

For purposes of mandatory electronic filing (MEF), providing the reject notification is submitted along with the return, electronic filers will not be levied a penalty for failing to file electronically. Furthermore, the submission of such returns will not be counted as one of the 10 of which may be filed by other means according to the MEF legislation.

For T1 General returns, go to EFILE Helpdesk.

For T2 corporation returns or how to file corporation returns electronically, go to Corporation Internet Filing Helpdesk.

Thank you.

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