Netfile software 2017

Simple income tax calculator published on this site can be used to calculate approximate taxes you need to pay, but you must use certified software to file your tax return to CRA.

This is Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) certified Netfile software 2017 needed to file tax return for year 2016 in Canada. Software is listed in alphabetic order:

Software Price Win Mac Web Tablet Return for Quebec Exclusions
AdvTax Free Yes Yes No exclusions
EachTax Free1/$5.99 Yes Does not support Form T1273 -AgriStability / AgriInvest Programs
FastnEasyTax Free2/$9.99 Yes Yes Does not support Form T1273 – AgriStability / AgriInvest Programs, does not support returns with self-employed business statements, does not support Form T1135 – Foreign Income Verification Statement, does not support logging tax credit.
FutureTax $7.99-$19.99 Yes No exclusions
GenuTax Free/donation Yes Does not support Form T1273 -AgriStability / AgriInvest Programs. Does not support Form T1135 – Foreign Income Verification Statement.
H&R Block Free / from $14.99 3 Yes Yes Yes Does not support Form T1273 -AgriStability / AgriInvest Programs
myTaxExpress Free4/$6.99-$13.99 Yes Yes Does not support Form T1273 -AgriStability / AgriInvest Programs
SimpleTax Free/donation Yes iPad/iPhone Yes Does not support Form T1273 -AgriStability / AgriInvest Programs;
StudioTax Free/donation Yes Yes Yes Does not support Form T1273 -AgriStability / AgriInvest Programs
Tax Chopper Free5/$9.98-$25.98 Yes No exclusions
TaxFreeway Free6/$9.95-$14.95 Yes Yes iPad No exclusions
TaxTron Free7/$12.99-$19.99 Yes Yes
TurboTax (Intuit) Free8/$19.99 Yes Yes Yes iPad/iPhone Yes Does not support Form T1135 – Foreign Income Verification Statement. Does not support Form T1273 -AgriStability / AgriInvest Programs
Ufile Free9/$18.99-$31.99 Yes Yes Yes Does not support Form T1273 -AgriStability / AgriInvest Programs
WebTax4U Free10/$12.99 Yes No exclusions

Notes:

1Free for new customers, new immigrants, Seniors (70+), return with $25,000 or less income

2Free if total income is less than $20,000;

3Free if client doesn’t use autofill and doesn’t require support

4Netfile/Print function are available for free for returns with personal total income less than $25,000

5You were a full-time student and spent six or more months in school in the tax year, or You were a newcomer to Canada in the tax year, or You were single / divorced / widowed / separated at the end of the tax year, and your total income (line 150) is less than $25,000; or You were married / living common-law at the end of the tax year and the sum of both spouses’ total income (line 150) is less than $30,000.

6if your total family income (line 150) is $20,000 or less, you can prepare and Netfile your tax return with TaxFreeway for Windows at no cost.

7Free for returns under $31,000 total income (including seniors) or full-time students (4 months or more duration as indicated on your T2202A form).

8Free for simple returns, i.e. Have only T4 form

9You file for free if you are a student, your tax return is simple (single T4 or income from a Canadian Government pension ), your total family income is less than $20,000

10Free for taxpayers with non self-employment income (employment income, pension income, investment income, other income…), and any type of standard deductions (personal amount, age amount, employment amount, disability amount…). Tuition fees or northern residents deductions are also free. Other deductions like RRSP contributions, employment expenses, or dependant credits, are not included in standard deductions.

There are some products in progress of certification, so check CRA page for any news http://www.netfile.gc.ca/sftwr-eng.html

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