Can I Efile a 45(2) Election?

I have a client who in 2016 moved into a nursing home and his principal residence is now a rental. Is there a way to Efile the return and the 45(2) election or does it all have to be paper filed?

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Some tax programs allow you to  attach the election to the efiled tax return - I don't know if Profile has this capability.  The only reason I know this is even possible is that I called CRA in regard to the same thing and the agent mentioned that some people efile the election, so I asked how that was even possible, to which the response was ' as an attachment to the efiled tax return' .

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