Simple income tax calculator published on this site can be used to calculate approximate taxes you need to pay, but you must use certified software to file your tax return to CRA.
This is Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) certified Netfile software 2017 needed to file tax return for year 2016 in Canada. Software is listed in alphabetic order:
|Software||Price||Win||Mac||Web||Tablet||Return for Quebec||Exclusions|
|EachTax||Free1/$5.99||–||–||Yes||–||–||Does not support Form T1273 -AgriStability / AgriInvest Programs|
|FastnEasyTax||Free2/$9.99||–||–||Yes||Yes||–||Does not support Form T1273 – AgriStability / AgriInvest Programs, does not support returns with self-employed business statements, does not support Form T1135 – Foreign Income Verification Statement, does not support logging tax credit.|
|GenuTax||Free/donation||Yes||–||–||–||–||Does not support Form T1273 -AgriStability / AgriInvest Programs. Does not support Form T1135 – Foreign Income Verification Statement.|
|H&R Block||Free / from $14.99 3||Yes||–||Yes||–||Yes||Does not support Form T1273 -AgriStability / AgriInvest Programs|
|myTaxExpress||Free4/$6.99-$13.99||Yes||Yes||–||–||–||Does not support Form T1273 -AgriStability / AgriInvest Programs|
|SimpleTax||Free/donation||–||–||Yes||iPad/iPhone||Yes||Does not support Form T1273 -AgriStability / AgriInvest Programs;|
|StudioTax||Free/donation||Yes||Yes||–||–||Yes||Does not support Form T1273 -AgriStability / AgriInvest Programs|
|Tax Chopper||Free5/$9.98-$25.98||–||–||Yes||–||–||No exclusions|
|TurboTax (Intuit)||Free8/$19.99||Yes||Yes||Yes||iPad/iPhone||Yes||Does not support Form T1135 – Foreign Income Verification Statement. Does not support Form T1273 -AgriStability / AgriInvest Programs|
|Ufile||Free9/$18.99-$31.99||Yes||–||Yes||–||Yes||Does not support Form T1273 -AgriStability / AgriInvest Programs|
1Free for new customers, new immigrants, Seniors (70+), return with $25,000 or less income
2Free if total income is less than $20,000;
3Free if client doesn’t use autofill and doesn’t require support
4Netfile/Print function are available for free for returns with personal total income less than $25,000
5You were a full-time student and spent six or more months in school in the tax year, or You were a newcomer to Canada in the tax year, or You were single / divorced / widowed / separated at the end of the tax year, and your total income (line 150) is less than $25,000; or You were married / living common-law at the end of the tax year and the sum of both spouses’ total income (line 150) is less than $30,000.
6if your total family income (line 150) is $20,000 or less, you can prepare and Netfile your tax return with TaxFreeway for Windows at no cost.
7Free for returns under $31,000 total income (including seniors) or full-time students (4 months or more duration as indicated on your T2202A form).
8Free for simple returns, i.e. Have only T4 form
9You file for free if you are a student, your tax return is simple (single T4 or income from a Canadian Government pension ), your total family income is less than $20,000
10Free for taxpayers with non self-employment income (employment income, pension income, investment income, other income…), and any type of standard deductions (personal amount, age amount, employment amount, disability amount…). Tuition fees or northern residents deductions are also free. Other deductions like RRSP contributions, employment expenses, or dependant credits, are not included in standard deductions.
There are some products in progress of certification, so check CRA page for any news https://www.canada.ca/en/revenue-agency/services/e-services/e-services-individuals/netfile-overview/certified-software-netfile-program.html