How do I get EFILE number and password for T2?

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The Efile password allows filing for both T1 and T2 returns. The filer must indicate on their efiler account at CRA that they are filing T2 returns.

The Efile number and password are issued by the Canada Revenue Agency(CRA) through an online application. The following link has an "Apply for EFILE" link embedded in the page. Follow the link and the directions through the application process:

https://www.canada.ca/en/revenue-agency/services/e-services/e-services-businesses/efile-electronic-filers/apply-efile.html

For those individuals filing only a single corporate tax return, a Web Access Code (WAC) can be used. The web access code allows filing of a T2 return and is not available for T1 returns. The WAC can be obtained from the CRA efile help desk:

https://www.canada.ca/en/revenue-agency/services/e-services/e-services-businesses/corporation-internet-filing/hours-service.html#P35_102

There is also an option to generate a WAC during the filing process. See attached t2 efile.PNG

After transmit return is selected from the EFILE menu in ProFile and the return successfully builds, the dialog box in the attached screen shot will appear. The first item uses the efile number which is the default method if an efile number has been entered.

The middle radio button is used to generate a WAC while filing. Note that all the entry fields must be completed with the information CRA has on file. Missing or incorrect information we prevent filing using this method.

The third radio button allows filing by entering the 8 digit WAC provided by CRA.

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