(NC) We do almost everything online — shopping, banking and even our taxes. In fact, 84 per cent of Canadians are already doing their taxes online. Here’s how you can get started.
My Account. My Account is an online service for individuals. It allows you to track your tax refund, view or change your return, check your benefit and credit payments and amounts, view your RRSP or TFSA limits, set up direct deposit, and more. You can also authorize a representative to manage your tax affairs for you.
Doing your taxes yourself? “Auto-fill my return” automatically fills in parts of your return. This service is available in some NETFILE-certified tax software when you are fully registered for My Account.
If you’ve signed up for “manage online mail” in My Account, using certain tax preparation software programs may allow you to use the Express Notice of Assessment service. The service delivers an instant message about your taxes after you’ve filed and inputs your notice of assessment directly into your tax software within 24 hours.
New this year, if you’re registered for My Account, you can securely access your ESDC My Service Canada Account. This lets you view and update your employment insurance, Canada Pension Plan and Old Age Security information online, without having to login or revalidate your identity.
Online mail. Looking for an easier way to manage the mail you get from the CRA? With online mail, you receive an email notification when some of your tax and benefit correspondence is ready to view in My Account.
Pay online. When you pay online, you can make your payment anytime, from anywhere. There are several secure ways to make a tax payment.
Find more information online at cra.gc.ca/getready.