CCH iFirm 2022.10

Electronic Transmission

CCH iFirm Tax allows you to electronically transmit documents such as returns and forms to tax authorities. You can transmit for one client at a time or perform a batch transmission.

Transmit for one client at a time

To transmit documents for a single client, proceed as follows: 

  1. CCH iFirm Tax T1ClosedClick Tax - T1 - Personal
    CCH iFirm Tax T2ClosedClick Tax - T2 - Corporate
  2. In the return manager, click the client for whom you want to transmit documents to tax authorities.

    To be able to transmit a document to a tax authority, its EFILE status must be Eligible. If the status of a document to transmit is Not Eligible, verify the list of EFILE diagnostics for the return to correct the errors. For more information with respect to EFILE statuses, consult the EFILE Status topic.


  3. Click then select EFILE returns.
  4. In the EFILE returns dialog box, select the documents that you want to transmit, then click EFILE.

    The documents whose EFILE status is Eligible are selected by default.
    If you want to transmit corporations' income tax returns, make sure that the EFILE Number tab is selected. To transmit a return using a Web Access Code (WAC), consult the Electronically transmit using a Web Access Code (WAC) topic.

You will receive a notification when the documents are transmitted to the tax authorities.

In addition, you can track transmissions by clicking the TRACKING tab or using the Ctrl+4 shortcut.

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Batch transmission

To transmit documents for more than one client at a time, proceed as follows: 

  1. CCH iFirm Tax T1ClosedClick Tax - T1 - Personal
    CCH iFirm Tax T2ClosedClick Tax - T2 - Corporate
  2. In the return manager, select the clients for whom you want to transmit documents to tax authorities.

    To be able to transmit a document to a tax authority, its EFILE status must be Eligible. If the status of a document to transmit is Not Eligible, verify the list of EFILE statuses of the return to correct the errors. For more information on EFILE statuses, consult the EFILE Statuses topic.


  3. Click , then select EFILE returns.
  4. In the EFILE returns dialog box, select the documents that you want to transmit and click EFILE.

    The documents whose EFILE status is Eligible are selected by default.
    If you want to transmit corporations' income tax returns, make sure that the EFILE Number tab is selected. To transmit a return using a Web Access Code (WAC), consult the Transmit electronically using a Web Access Code (WAC) section.

You will receive notifications when the documents are transmitted to tax authorities.

In addition, you can track transmissions using EFILE statuses available in the return manager.

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Transmit authorization documents for one client at a time

To transmit authorization documents for a single client, proceed as follows: 

  1. CCH iFirm Tax T1ClosedClick Tax - T1 - Personal
    CCH iFirm Tax T2ClosedClick Tax - T2 - Corporate
  2. In the return manager, click the client for whom you want to transmit authorization(s) to the CRA.

    To be able to transmit an authorization document to the CRA, its EFILE status must be Eligible. If the status of a document to transmit is Not Eligible, verify the list of EFILE diagnostics for the return to correct errors. For more information on EFILE statuses, consult EFILE Statuses topic.


  3. CCH iFirm Tax T1ClosedClick , then select T1013 authorization.
    Read the CRA's conditions of use carefully, then click I agree.

    CCH iFirm Tax T2ClosedClick , then select Authorization
  4. Select the documents that you want to transmit, then click Transmit.

    The documents whose EFILE status is Eligible are selected by default.


A notification informs you that the documents are transmitted to the tax authorities.

In addition, you can track the transmissions by clicking the TRACKING tab or using the Ctrl+4 shortcut.

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Transmit authorization documents for more than one client at a time

To transmit authorization documents for more than one client at a time, proceed as follows: 

  1. CCH iFirm Tax T1ClosedClick Tax - T1 - Personal
    CCH iFirm Tax T2ClosedClick Tax - T2 - Corporate
  2. In the return manager, select the clients for whom you want to transmit one or more authorizations to the CRA.

    To be able to transmit an authorization document to the CRA, its EFILE status must be Eligible. If the status of a document to transmit is Not Eligible, verify the list of EFILE diagnostics for the return to correct errors. For more information on EFILE statuses, consult the EFILE Statuses topic.


  3. CCH iFirm Tax T1ClosedClick , then select T1013 authorization.
    Read the CRA's conditions of use carefully, then click I agree.

    CCH iFirm Tax T2ClosedClick , then select Authorization
  4. Select the documents that you want to transmit, then click Transmit.

    The documents whose EFILE status is Eligible are selected by default.


A notification informs you that the documents are transmitted to the tax authorities.

In addition, you can track the transmissions from the return manager.

Electronically transmit using a Web Access Code (WAC)

You can transmit T2 returns and supporting documents using a WAC provided by the CRA.

To do so, you need to retrieve the WAC: 

  1. Click Tax - T2 - Corporate

  2. In the return manager, click the client for whom you want to retrieve a WAC.
  3. Click the RETRIEVE tab or use the Ctrl+1 shortcut.
  4. In the left pane, select Retrieve Web Access Code (WAC).
  5. In the right pane, make sure that all fields are completed, then click Retrieve.

    To modify or complete a field, double-click the field to open Form Identification, Corporate Identification and Other Information, then enter the information in the selected field.


Once the WAC is retrieved, you can proceed with the transmission:

  1. In the return manager, select the clients whose documents you want to transmit to tax authorities.

    To be able to transmit a document to a tax authority, its EFILE status must be Eligible. If the status of a document to transmit is Not Eligible, verify the list of EFILE diagnostics for the return to correct errors. For more information on EFILE statuses, consult the EFILE Statuses topic.

  2. Click , then select EFILE returns.
  3. Select the Web Access Code tab.
  4. Select the documents that you want to transmit, then click EFILE.

You will receive a notification when the documents are transmitted to the tax authorities.

In addition, you can track the transmissions by clicking the TRACKING tab or using the Ctrl+4 shortcut.

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