File Your Tax Returns Electronically

As a member of the Canadian Federation of Students, the UTGSU offers free access to the Ufile application so students can easily prepare their returns and file them electronically with the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA).

Before you try to file your taxes electronically, though, be sure you qualify.

The following eligibility requirements are taken from the CRA website:

You should be able file your taxes electronically IF:

  1. You are a resident of Canada for tax purposes (this is not the same as “residency” for “immigration” purposes). See the CRA website for an explanation of “residency for tax purposes”; AND
  1. You have a Social Insurance Number that starts with 9; AND
  1. CRA has your date of birth on record.

Be sure to visit the CRA website as your primary source of information. You can also call the toll free CRA number: 1-800-959-8281.

If you are unable to file electronically, you may be able to use electronic software to help you complete your tax return and the send your paper return in the mail to:

International Tax Services Office
P.O. Box 9769, Station T
Ottawa, ON K1G 3Y4


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