T183 / T183CORP Electronic Signatures

On January 19 2021, the CRA has announced that it will be extending its temporary administrative measures which are currently in place and will allow electronic signatures on the T183 and T183CORP for the 2021 tax filing season to make it function better.

However, we will keep posting after seeking clarity from the CRA regarding the exact dates of the extension. We would recommend that it should be extended until June 30, 2021 at least. For more information on tax updates, refer the CRA’s news release.

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Deadline to file your return and pay your taxes

Pay your taxes and file the returns by 30th April 2021. Those who are self-employed or if their spouse or common law partner is self-employed (in case of availing spousal credits), the deadline to file the tax returns is 15 June 2021.

Filing the taxes is far easier now as compared to it was before. This tax season,  our tax accountant come up with many services that will make it way easier for you. Well, plan ahead and avoid the delays.

This COVID-19 pandemic might delay the entire process of filing, may slow down the assessment or might affect in receiving the refunds, benefits or credit payment. To avoid the last minute havoc, we recommend you to start well in advance. Get your documents assembled like income slips (such as your T4s forms), the receipts, assessment notice of previous tax year and income tax return’s last year copy to use it as a model.


Client Multi Factor Authentication to Access Online Services

In order to enhance the security of it online services, CRA has launched a Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) process for users or tax accountant.

Once enrolled, you need to log-in to the CRA. The user will receive a pass-code through text message or by phone call. This is needed to be entered in the system to log-in to the CRA online service for multi-factor authentication.

Being an authorized representative, you are needed to be enrolled in MFA before accessing to the online services meant for clients. Such as representative of a Client, Auto fill T1 and T2 functionality and My Account and My Business Account in order to retrieve personal tax information.

Multi-Factor Authentication

Let’s put a light on the process of enrolment which includes:

  • Put in the passcode in the CRA which is received via telephone number after choosing a method of delivery and the language of the message.

•             After enrolment, each time you log-in to CRA. You need to enter a passcode and also required for re-authentication which happens if the session times out after the inactivity for a certain period of time.