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TELEFILE - Filing Canadian Income Taxes by Phone

The TELEFILE Income Tax Service Has Been Discontinued


Updated: 01/26/13

The TELEFILE income tax service, which let Canadians file relatively simple tax returns by phone, was discontinued in September 2012. When it discontinued the service, the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) reported that the use of TELEFILE had been declining by about 10 percent a year, as more Canadians filed their income tax returns online.

The related Income Tax Service for Seniors, which provided an even simpler way for invited seniors to file their taxes by phone using "yes" or "no" answers, was discontinued at the same time.

For current methods of filing Canadian income taxes, see Ways to File Canadian Income Taxes.

To get started filing your Canadian income taxes, see Canadian Income Taxes - The Basics.

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