On November 21st 2015, the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) will implement another security update to its online services. This update will ensure the safest possible transmission of data between TaxCycle, DoxCycle, your web browser and the CRA’s online services.
This security update impacts the following transmission services from TaxCycle:
Web browser-based services impacted by this update include:
Since version 4.5, TaxCycle has been using the latest security protocol (Transport Layer Security [TLS] 1.2) as required by the CRA. The CRA is still accepting content using older security protocols, but this will stop on November 21st.
Windows Vista® and Windows Server® 2008
This security update impacts Windows Vista® and Windows Server® 2008. From November 21st 2015, neither operating system will be able to transmit returns. Depending on which web browser you use, for example Internet Explorer, access to websites such as Represent a Client will also be blocked.
It is highly recommended to upgrade from either of these operating systems.
Windows 7® and Windows Server® 2008 R2
Both Windows 7® and Windows Server® 2008 R2 include the necessary security protocols, but they may be disabled by default. To enable TLS 1.2, please review the following to check if TLS 1.2 is enabled on your operating system:
Important: TLS 1.2 is unavailable on Windows Vista® and Windows Server® 2008.
There are no options for enabling SSL protocols. If you are using Safari version 7 or greater, TLS 1.2 is automatically enabled.