Request a T2 WAC

Updated: 2023-01-27

If you recently renewed your EFILE number, you will immediately receive a new EFILE password for the year. However, you cannot file T2 returns using your EFILE number and password until you pass the CRA's suitability screening. Here’s how to request a WAC and where to enter it in TaxCycle.

Already have a Web Acces Code (WAC)?

If you received a Web Acces Code (WAC) from your client or by contacting the CRA in another way, enter the WAC on the T2CIFWS.

Request a WAC from TaxCycle

  1. In TaxCycle T2, open the T2CIFWS worksheet.
  2. Answer Yes to the question Request a WAC online?
  3. If required, complete the fields below the question. The Postal code of mailing address and the Incorporation or amalgamation date flow from the Info worksheet.
  4. Choose an option from the Select the WAC requester field. In most cases, this selection automatically completes the first name, last name and position or title fields. To enter these details directly on this form, select Manually enter requester information from the list.
    Screen Capture: T2CIFWS worksheet
  5. Go to the Transmit sidebar or press F12.
  6. Click once on the T2 Web Access Code Request box to open it.
  7. Click Request now! to initiate the request.
    Screen Capture: T2 Web Access Code Request
  8. TaxCycle automatically enters the new WAC on the T2CIFWS and uses it to transmit the T2 return.

Have both an EFILE number and a WAC?

If you have an EFILE number configured TaxCycle options and a WAC on the T2CIFWS, you may see a review message.

  • TaxCycle will automatically use the WAC to transmit the T2 return.
  • Remove the WAC from the T2CIFWS to file using EFILE credentials.

Screen Capture: EFILE and WAC Review Message