MAKE TAX SEASON LESS TAXING

Get software to make filing your taxes quicker and easier

RRSP Contribution deadline: March 1, 2019
Personal Income Tax filing deadline: April 30, 2019

Choose the NETFILE Tax Software that’s right for you

Turbo Tax
  • Canada’s #1 tax software, trusted by millions of Canadians1
  • FREE product phone support from our Canadian experts 7 days a week during tax time2
  • Guides you every step of the way and double checks your return as you go to handle even the toughest tax situations
  • The Auto-fill my return service gives you a jump-start on your return by automatically importing your 2018 tax slips from the CRA and putting them on the right forms3
  • Up-to-date with the latest tax laws—including the new Canada Child Benefit, so you can be confident your taxes will be done right
  • Make adjustments to filed returns for Tax Year 2018 and submit online to the CRA using ReFILE
  • Immediately view your notice of assessment from the CRA after you successfully submitted your return via NETFILE
Ufile
  • NETFILE your return using UFile. It's now easier than ever and your refund comes back quickly.
  • All UFile products are made for ALL types of tax income and deductions–only the number of returns changes
  • Save time and avoid mistakes using CRA’s Auto-fill my return service (AFR)
  • Accuracy, satisfaction, and best tax results are guaranteed
  • UFile includes 4 FREE bonus returns for low income taxpayers
TurboTax

Canada's #1 tax software1

New parent? First-time investor? No matter what your life situation is, there's a TurboTax made just for you. And all TurboTax products feature the best guidance and help you can count on to get your maximum refund. We double-check your return for errors before you file and guarantee our calculations are 100% accurate. And, we're here for you. By phone or chat, our care team is standing by.

Turbo Tax Basic

$14.99

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TurboTax Basic

For simple tax returns. Comes with 4 returns.

Ideal for Canadians who file simple tax returns with only income and charitable donations to claim.

  • EasyStep® Interview walks you through your return
  • Supports all federal and provincial returns, including Québec
  • Includes free TurboTax product support via phone
  • Auto-fill My Return gives you a jump-start on your return by automatically importing your 2018 tax slips from the CRA and putting them on the right forms3
Turbo Tax Standard

$34.99

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TurboTax Standard

The most popular TurboTax. Comes with 8 returns.

Ideal for individuals, couples and families claiming RRSPs, donations, medical expenses and more. Includes everything in TurboTax Basic plus:

  • Covers over 400 deductions and credits you may be entitled to
  • Optimizes RRSP contributions for you and your spouse
  • Auto-fill My Return gives you a jump-start on your return by automatically importing your 2018 tax slips from the CRA and putting them on the right forms3
  • Imports last year’s data from TurboTax and other tax software
Turbo Tax Premier

$74.99

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TurboTax Premier

Guidance for investors and property owners. Comes with 12 returns.

Ideal for returns that include investment and rental income. Includes everything in TurboTax Standard plus:

  • Provides extra guidance for investment sale income: stocks, bonds, mutual funds, and employee stock plans
  • Tracks capital gains and losses
  • Helps you report rental property income and claim rental property expenses
Turbo Tax Home & Business

$119.99

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TurboTax Home & Business

For consultants, contractors, freelancers, and small business owners. Comes with 12 returns.

Ideal for returns with personal and self-employment income. Includes everything in TurboTax Premier plus:

  • Provides extra guidance through self-employment income and deductions
  • Helps you file your personal and unincorporated business taxes together
  • Guides you to maximize business expense deductions
  • Imports data directly from QuickBooks
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Tax Year 2018
Standard
Tax Year 2018
Premier
Tax Year 2018
Home & Business
Tax Year 2018
Turbo Tax Basic
$14.99
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Turbo Tax Standard
$34.99
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Turbo Tax Premier
$74.99
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Turbo Tax Business
$119.99
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Returns for net individual income over 25K 4 8 12 12
Support Federal/Provincial Returns (including Quebec)
Provides step-by-step guidance
Double checks for errors
Offers free phone support
Make adjustments to filed returns for Tax Year 2018 and submit online to the CRA using ReFILE
Carries forward all info from previous return
Covers 400+ credits and deductions
Optimizes credits between spouses
Maximizes credits for dependants
Optimizes RRSP contributions
Covers stocks, bonds, ESPs and mutual funds
Covers rental property income, expenses and refinancing
Includes investment profiling
Covers self-employed income and taxes
Maximizes business expense deductions
Provides guidance for new business start-up costs
Imports from QuickBooks Desktop

1 Based on aggregated sales data for all NETFILE tax year 2018 TurboTax products.

2 Free technical support by phone throughout the year. See our support site for hours of service.

3 Must be signed up for CRA’s My Account service to import into TurboTax. To register, visit www.cra-arc.gc.ca

Ufile

The smarter way to a great refund starts with U

UFile tax software offers an easy, flexible method to enter your tax information and guarantees the best possible tax refund. It explores every possible tax-saving scenario for your unique situation and determines everything from credits to pension-splitting — automatically. Use UFile Windows 4 or 12 depending on the number of returns you need. Included with UFile 4 is a FREE UFile ONLINE family return voucher, to prepare a family return for a family head, spouse and 2 dependants completely FREE.

Available with UFile is Auto-Fill my Return (AFR) which is a secure service from the CRA that allows you to automatically download the information from most tax slips directly into your UFile tax return. With a customized entry screen view, it’s easier to find any input field with an interactive search.

Ufile 4

$22.99

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UFile 4

Ideal for preparing tax returns for you and a few family members or friends. Comes with 4 returns PLUS 4 returns for modest-income taxpayers. Also included with UFile 4 is a FREE UFile ONLINE family return voucher, to prepare a family return for a family head, spouse and 2 dependants completely FREE.

You don’t need to be a tax expert.

  • UFile prepares any type of personal tax return, regardless of complexity
  • Includes easy import of your last year’s tax data from UFile
  • Offers a triple guarantee of Satisfaction, Accuracy and Best Tax Refund
  • Includes an RRSP Analyzer
  • Automatically imports your 2018 tax slips using Auto-Fill my Return (AFR)
  • NETFILE the returns you prepare
UFile 12

$31.99

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UFile 12

Ideal for preparing tax returns for you and for a large number of family members and friends. Comes with 12 returns PLUS 4 returns for modest-income taxpayers.

  • UFile prepares any type of personal tax return, regardless of complexity
  • Includes easy import of your last year’s tax data from UFile
  • Offers a triple guarantee of Satisfaction, Accuracy and Best Tax Refund
  • Includes an RRSP Analyzer
  • Automatically imports your 2018 tax slips using Auto-Fill my Return (AFR)
  • NETFILE the returns you prepare

PLUS

  • Includes 12 returns
  • Free telephone support (long distance charges may apply)
UFile 4 UFile 12
UFile 4
$22.99
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UFile 12
$31.99
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Number of returns 4 12
Prepare all kinds of personal tax returns
Guides you step by step
Provides customized tax-saving ideas
Carry forward your 2017 information from UFile with 1 click
Add more returns, if needed
NETFILE the returns you prepare
Full Quebec Support including French language
Includes FREE email support
Includes FREE telephone support
Ideal for Windows Users
Imports tax slips (AFR) from CRA and RQ

How to file your tax return using NETFILE

NETFILE is one of the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) electronic tax-filing options. It allows you to file your personal income tax and benefit return directly to the CRA using the internet. Tax returns submitted through NETFILE must be prepared using CRA certified tax software. TurboTax and UFile are both CRA certified tax software.

What is NETFILE?

NETFILE streamlines the tax-filing process and offers the following benefits:

Faster refunds

With direct deposit, you could receive your refund in as little as 8 business days, compared with 4 to 6 weeks for a paper return, although some exceptions apply.

Save on time, paper, and money

There's no need to mail a paper tax return and, best of all, NETFILE is free.

Secure and confidential

NETFILE uses 128-bit SSL encryption to keep data secure and confidential. This is the same security system used by banks.

Greater accuracy

With NETFILE, there is no need for the CRA to re-key information, as with paper returns, reducing the chance of errors.

Quick and easy to use

Just prepare your tax return using NETFILE certified software and follow the software's instructions to automatically file to the CRA using NETFILE. The CRA will immediately display a confirmation number as proof of receipt of the return. Keep this number for your files.

What is EFILE?

EFILE is an online CRA system that is used only by those who prepare and file income tax on the behalf of others, such as tax professionals. It is not used by individuals who are filing their personal tax returns.

What is the difference between NETFILE and EFILE?

NETFILE is for those people who prepare and submit their own tax returns, while EFILE is for tax professionals.

Tips for using CRA NETFILE:

Make sure your information is up to date.

Before you can file your tax return using NETFILE, the CRA must have your current name, address, and direct deposit information. You cannot change this information through NETFILE. You can update your personal information using the My Account service. NETFILE is available to most Canadians. There are a few exceptions to the kinds of returns that are eligible for NETFILE. Your software will tell you if your return cannot be filed using NETFILE. You may also check the CRA website for restrictions.

Find the CRA NETFILE certified software for you.

You must use a NETFILE certified tax software or web application to prepare your tax return. You may have to purchase this, but a number of companies offer free use of their software or web application.

Once you receive your confirmation number the process is complete. Make sure to keep your confirmation number. You'll receive a paper copy of your Notice of Assessment in the mail as usual.

How to maximize your tax return.

There are many ways to ensure you are getting the highest tax refund possible but the best way is to ensure you are using a quality tax software that can automatically perform calculations and that will transfer credits and deductions to reduce your taxes. Be sure to take notice of any "tax-saving ideas" your tax software may offer.

Most people use RRSPs to ease their tax burden. Maximize your RRSP tax advantages by investing up to your maximum contribution limit. However, be aware that going over your limit may result in owing taxes. Also, Canadians aged 18 years and older can deposit up to $5,000 each year into tax-free savings accounts to reduce their tax burden.

Also, if you're making a medical claim, make sure to claim all medical expenses for yourself, your spouse, and your dependents (under 18) on one tax return to maximize your family's claim. Don't forget that charitable deductions made with payroll deduction, and donations of goods and clothing are all deductible. And if you're self-employed, you are eligible for lots of tax deductions, such as business-related vehicle mileage, website fees, office supplies, and any expenses incurred in order to run your business.

What's the difference between TurboTax and UFile?

Both UFile and TurboTax make it quicker and easier to prepare your personal tax return, but there are some key differences between them.

TurboTax has 4 different versions, and each version has different sets of features. You can choose the right version for you, based on your situation: if you're filling out returns for multiple family members, if you're a property owner, if you have a small business, etc.

UFile is generally tailored towards personal returns for you and your family. It's available in 2 versions: UFile 4 provides 4 returns and UFile 12 gives you 12 returns. Both versions also include an additional 4 returns for modest-income taxpayers.