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  • I have an access code. If not, go to Need an access code?.
  • I use a browser which supports TLS (The CRA encourages you to upgrade to TLS 1.2 so that your system is as secure as possible).
  • I have enabled cookies and JavaScript in my browser.
  • I have completed my return and, if applicable, rebate information in Canadian funds.
  • I have read the Privacy Notice Statement.

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Please note that your secure filing session will expire after 35 minutes of inactivity.

Account identifiers

GST/HST NETFILE will ask you to provide the following information:

  • your Business Number (BN);
  • your reporting period "from" and "to" dates; and
  • your access code.

Confirmation of receipt

After you successfully submit your return and any applicable rebates, you will receive a confirmation number. This confirmation number is your proof that the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) has received your information. Print the page with your confirmation number and keep it with your records. Do not mail paper copies of returns or rebates that you have submitted electronically.

After we've processed your return and any applicable rebates, we may have to contact you for more information, so keep all supporting documents for six years. This applies whether you file on paper or electronically.

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