by Mike Godfrey, Tax-news.com, Washington
15 May 2017
The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) has said that nearly 90 percent of tax returns received so far this year were filed electronically.
Revenue Minister Diane Lebouthillier said more Canadians than ever used the CRA’s online services to file their income tax and benefit returns this filing season. She added that there has been a 21 percent increase in new registrations for the CRA’s online service portals.
The figures are for the period up to May 2, 2017.
According to the CRA, tax information was delivered quickly and securely for over 7.3m individual requests using its digital service Auto-fill my return. It added that more than one million Canadians have registered online for online mail, which it says offers a fast, easy, and secure way to manage tax correspondence.
The CRA also said that over 41,500 individuals and authorized representatives used the Express Notice of Assessment service to view the result of a tax assessment after they filed a return, and to receive a notice of assessment the next day.
Lebouthillier commented: “Our Government is committed to improving services for Canadians. I am pleased that more and more Canadians are using the CRA’s secure online services to file their taxes and manage their tax affairs. Filing online is a fast, easy, and secure way to send an income tax and benefit return to the CRA.”
Published at Sun, 14 May 2017 19:00:00 -0500