What is and how to get NETFILE Access Code?

For the 2020 tax year, when filing your tax return electronically, you will be asked to enter an Access code. You don't need this code if you are filing your tax return for the first time.

While this Access code is not mandatory, if you do not use it, you will not be able to information on your 2020 tax return when confirming your identity with the CRA. You will have to rely on other information for authentication purposes.

Your Access Code can be found on your Notice of Assessment.
Here are 3 examples of where it is located:

1. On your paper or PDF version of NOA

2. On your NOA page displayed in My Account

3. On your Express NOA in a tax software

If you don't want to use Access Code and want to file your return anyway, enter NA to continue.

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