CRA has posted changes to services for the 2017 tax-filing season. The following are new:
- Express NOA delivers an instant message regarding a filing, and then, within 24 hours, delivers the notice of assessment directly into EFILE-certified tax preparation software. To receive an express notice of assessment, tax preparers must have CRA credentials and have completed Part C of Form T183, Information Return for Electronic Filing of an individual’s Income Tax and Benefit Return.
- ReFILE for Efilers lets representatives send adjustment requests for a client’s return using EFILE-certified software. Representatives can make changes to this year’s and last year’s return. To use this service, you must have Level 2 authorization for your client’s account.
- Pre-authorized debit for EFILE allows EFILE users to send payments electronically to CRA for a taxpayer. This service is available in certain EFILE-certified software products. The service will be fully implemented in all EFILE software by February 2017.
- Represent a Client provides a list of clients’ names, along with the type of notice and its issue date, and whether the return was assessed as filed or with changes.
Other services have been enhanced, such as online mail to notify taxpayers when they have correspondence in My Account.
For full details, visit the CRA online.
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