About Transmitter numbers

ProFile FX module requires that a transmitter number be provided in order to XML file.

The XML file has a section called "T691", which acquires the MM number and builds a valid XML file for transmission to CRA.

Acquiring a Transmitter number

ProFile users can visit the CRA page to acquire a Transmitter number.

From the CRA:

If you are filing 1 return only and do not have an existing Transmitter number, please use generic transmitter number MM555555 to file this return. If you still wish to obtain a Transmitter number, please call 1-800-665-5164 to obtain one.

If you will be filing more than 1 return, please use the Transmitter (MM) number that we have assigned to you. If you do not have a transmitter number and will be filing more than 1 return, please call 1-800-665-5164 to obtain one.

Entering the Transmitter number

  1. Open the ProFile application.

  2. Select the "Options...." option from the EFILE drop-down menu on the top toolbar:

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The "Electronic Filing Options" window displays.

  3. Select the "Transmitter" option under the "T3/FX" section in the left-side pane:

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  4. Enter the transmitter number in the "Transmitter Number" field under the "Federal" section of the window:

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  5. Click the "OK" button.

Note: if a number has not been assigned or if there is a delay in receiving the number, ProFile users can enter "MM000000"; this is a generic number that will be accepted by CRA.


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