Starting February 11, 2013, as part of CRA’s continued electronic filing initiative, those Canadian residents filing their taxes for the first time will be able to use the NETFILE service. Taxpayers will have to record their address using the proper format when preparing their return.

For example: 120 300A Parkway Forest RD NE Calgary AB T1X 2E9

For a full list of the Street Type codes approved by CRA, click here

STREET TYPE CODE
Abbey ABBEY
Acres ACRES
Allée ALLÉE
Alley ALLEY
Autoroute AUT
Avenue (English) AVE
Avenue (French) AV
Bay BAY
Beach BEACH
Bend BEND
Boulevard (English) BLVD
Boulevard (French) BOUL
By-Pass BYPASS
Byway BYWAY
Campus CAMPUS
Cape CAPE
Carré CAR
Carrefour CARREF
Centre (English) CTR
Centre (French) C
Cercle CERCLE
Chase CHASE
Chemin CH
Circle CIR
Circuit CIRCT
Close CLOSE
Common COMMON
Concession CONC
Corners CRNRS
Côte CÔTE
Cour COUR
Cours COURS
Court CRT
Cove COVE
Crescent CRES
Croissant CROIS
Crossing CROSS
Cul-de-sac CDS
Dale DALE
Dell DELL
Diversion DIVERS
Downs DOWNS
Drive DR
Échangeur ÉCH
End END
Esplanade ESPL
Estates ESTATE
Expressway EXPY
Extension EXTEN
Farm FARM
Field FIELD
Forest FOREST
Freeway FWY
Front FRONT
Gardens GDNS
Gate GATE
Glade GLADE
Glen GLEN
Green GREEN
Grounds GRNDS
Grove GROVE
Harbour HARBR
Heights HTS
Highlands HGHLDS
Highway HWY
Hill HILL
Hollow HOLLOW
Île ÎLE
Impasse IMP
Inlet INLET
Island ISLAND
Key KEY
Knoll KNOLL
Landing LANDNG
Lane LANE
Limits LMTS
Line LINE
Link LINK
Lookout LKOUT
Loop LOOP
Mall MALL
Manor MANOR
Maze MAZE
Meadow MEADOW
Mews MEWS
Montée MONTÉE
Moor MOOR
Mount MOUNT
Mountain MTN
Orchard ORCH
Parade PARADE
Parc PARC
Park PK
Parkway PKY
Passage PASS
Path PATH
Pathway PTWAY
Pines PINES
Place (English) PL
Place (French) PLACE
Plateau PLAT
Plaza PLAZA
Point PT
Pointe POINTE
Port PORT
Private PVT
Promenade PROM
Quai QUAI
Quay QUAY
Ramp RAMP
Rang RANG
Range RG
Ridge RIDGE
Rise RISE
Road RD
Rond point RDPT
Route RTE
Row ROW
Rue RUE
Ruelle RLE
Run RUN
Sentier SENT
Square SQ
Street ST
Subdivision SUBDIV
Terrace TERR
Terrasse TSSE
Thicket THICK
Towers TOWERS
Townline TLINE
Trail TRAIL
Turnabout TRNABT
Vale VALE
Via VIA
View VIEW
Village VILLGE
Villas VILLAS
Vista VISTA
Voie VOIE
Walk WALK
Way WAY
Wharf WHARF
Wood WOOD
Wynd WYND

When filing your return, you will have to check a new box “I am filing an income tax return with the CRA for the first time”. Once that is selected you will have to record your name (given name, second name, family name) along with your S.I.N., date of birth, and the location of your .tax files.

For more information about first-time filers, you should consult the following links: http://www.netfile.gc.ca/bt-eng.html http://www.netfile.gc.ca/rstrctns-eng.html

And starting with the 2012 Software, TaxTron will support NETFILE for first-time filers. NETFILE is the fastest method of processing your tax return. You’ll receive a refund within about two weeks as opposed to six weeks or more. It’s convenient, and most of all, it’s secure.

Don’t send your return in the mail and hope it gets where it’s going without a snag, use TaxTron to NETFILE your return with confidence, even if it’s your first time.

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