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CRA annual system maintenance on T1 EFILE, ReFILE, T1135 transmission web services, PAD, AFR and Express NOA


Due to CRA annual system maintenance, the following services will be UNAVAILABLE for the specified periods:

  • The EFILE and ReFILE services will stop accepting transmissions of your clients’ initial and amended (T1) personal income tax and benefit returns at midnight (Local time) on Friday, January 25, 2019. Both services will re-open on Monday, February 18, 2019, at 8:30 a.m. (Eastern Time).
  • The EFILE online application "Transmission history" will be unavailable from 8:00 p.m. on Friday, January 25, 2019, until 8:30 a.m. on Monday, February 18, 2019 (Eastern Time).
  • The T1135 transmission web service for T1 will be temporarily unavailable from 8:00 p.m. on Friday, January 25, 2019, until 8:30 a.m. on Monday, February 18, 2019 (Eastern Time).
  • The Pre-authorized debit web service will no longer be available for the 2017 tax year as of 6:00 p.m., Friday, January 25, 2019 (Eastern time). The service will re-open for the 2018 tax year on Monday, February 18, 2019, at 6:00 a.m. (Eastern time).
  • The Auto-fill my return service will be temporarily unavailable as of 8:00 p.m. on Friday, February 8, 2019 (Eastern Time). The service will re-open on Monday, February 18, 2019, at 6:00 a.m. (Eastern Time). Auto-fill can be used to automatically fill in parts of the 2018 and three prior tax years of the T1 income tax and benefit returns, with information that the CRA has available at the time of preparing the return.
  • The Express NOA service will be temporarily unavailable from 8:00 p.m. on Friday, February 8, 2019, until 6:00 a.m. on Monday, February 18, 2019 (Eastern Time).
  • The T1013 transmission web service will be temporarily unavailable from 8:00 p.m. on Friday, February 8, 2019, until 6:00 a.m. on Monday, February 11, 2019 (Eastern Time).

If you attempt to access these services through TaxCycle during this time, you should receive an error message from the CRA indicating that the services are unavailable.

Note: There will be no service interruptions to the following EFILE online applications:

  • Register for EFILE
  • Yearly renewal
  • Account maintenance

Important note regarding T1 returns for 2014:

January 25th will be the last day that a T1 return for 2014 can be transmitted through EFILE. Thereafter, these returns will have to be printed and mailed to CRA. When EFILE re-opens on February 18th, it will only accept T1 returns for 2018 plus 3 prior years, those for 2015 to 2017.


 

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