myTaxExpress NETFILE Restriction
- Supports returns for all provinces and territories but Quebec.
- Doesn't support T1273 for Harmonized AgriStability and AgriInvest Farming Program Information
myTaxExpress 2016 for NETFILE is certified by CRA. The certified version is available on download page.
Please check myTaxExpress certification status from CRA web site.
NETFILE is an easy-to-use, convenient option for filing your personal tax return. It streamlines
the tax-filing process and offers the following benefits:
For tax year 2016, the NETFILE transmission service opens from February 20, 2017.
- secure and confidential;
- faster refunds (in as quick as eight business days);
- greater accuracy (with the use of software, we don't re-key the information and there is less chance of errors);
- no paper return to mail;
- no receipts to send in, unless CRA asks for them at a later date;
myTaxExpress, started from tax year 2002, has been certified for NETFILE by Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) for tax year
from 2002 to 2015.
Limit of 20 returns
From tax year 2007, CRA requires all NETFILE software can only prepare a maximum of 20 returns for NETFILE or
Print per software installation per computer.
However, this limit doesn't apply to myTaxExpress EFILE software. One good thing is that myTaxExpress EFILE and
NETFILE software are working exactly the same way, they process the same format .r0x tax return file. Another advantage
of EFILE is that you don't need tax payer's NETFILE access code any more, and the procedure of submitting EFILE is in a similar way of submitting NETFILE.
If you use NETFILE software to prepare other people's tax return before, We strongly suggest you switch to myTaxExpress EFILE software. So you
won't be affected by the new limitation of 20 returns. To use EFILE software, you need to register with CRA to get EFiler ID and password. You apply
once and then you can renew the EFiler ID every year. You can apply it online ASAP: www.efile.cra.gc.ca/l-rgstr-eng.html
We have a special care process to assist you switching from myTaxExpress NETFILE software to myTaxExpress EFILE software.
myTaxExpress EFILE software is operated almost the same as Netfile software. You can also import
previous years' tax return files (prepared by Netfile software) to EFile software. So the transition is a
If you prepare other people's tax returns, you should use myTaxExpress EFILE version.