Income Tax Act
Definition of electronic filing
Marginal note:Filing of return by electronic transmission
(2) A person who meets the criteria specified in writing by the Minister may file a return of income for a taxation year by way of electronic filing.
Marginal note:Mandatory filing of return by electronic transmission
(2.1) If a corporation is, in respect of a taxation year, a prescribed corporation, the corporation shall file its return of income for the taxation year by way of electronic filing.
Definition of tax preparer
(2.2) In this section and subsection 162(7.3), tax preparer, for a calendar year, means a person or partnership who, in the year, accepts consideration to prepare more than 10 returns of income of corporations or more than 10 returns of income of individuals (other than trusts), but does not include an employee who prepares returns of income in the course of performing their duties of employment.
Marginal note:Electronic filing — tax preparer
(2.3) A tax preparer shall file any return of income prepared by the tax preparer for consideration by way of electronic filing, except that 10 of the returns of corporations and 10 of the returns of individuals may be filed other than by way of electronic filing.
(2.4) Subsection (2.3) does not apply to a tax preparer for a calendar year in respect of a return of income
(a) of a type for which the tax preparer has applied to the Minister for authority to file by way of electronic filing for the year and for which that authority has not been granted because the tax preparer does not meet the criteria referred to in subsection (2);
(c) of a type that the Minister does not accept by way of electronic filing.
Marginal note:Deemed date of filing
(3) For the purposes of section 150, where a return of income of a taxpayer for a taxation year is filed by way of electronic filing, it shall be deemed to be a return of income filed with the Minister in prescribed form on the day the Minister acknowledges acceptance of it.
(4) Where a return of income of a taxpayer for a taxation year is filed by way of electronic filing by a particular person (in this subsection referred to as the “filer”) other than the person who is required to file the return, the person who is required to file the return shall make an information return in prescribed form containing prescribed information, sign it, retain a copy of it and provide the filer with the information return, and that return and the copy shall be deemed to be a record referred to in section 230 in respect of the filer and the other person.
Marginal note:Application to other Parts
(5) This section also applies to Parts I.2 to XIII, with such modifications as the circumstances require.
- NOTE: Application provisions are not included in the consolidated text;
- see relevant amending Acts. 1994, c. 7, Sch. VIII, s. 89, c. 21, s. 75;
- 2001, c. 17, s. 148;
- 2009, c. 2, s. 57;
- 2012, c. 19, s. 9.
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