When I see all the costly filing software for sale on the store shelves every year, I wonder if everyone is aware of the great and free (pay what you want) filing applications that are CRA certified, robust, and available to all. Simple Tax and Studio Tax are only two examples of a handful of great products that Canadians can use to Netfile their tax returns. CRA has a list of all the certified products on their website.
Wikipedia also have a good list of what the differences are between the tax filing applications available.
I myself use Studio Tax, and I have for the past seven years without any problems, and it’s layout reminds me of Turbo Tax. I download each year’s version from their website.
If you are looking for an application that is more of a ‘conversation,’ Simple Tax is a secure online application that helps walk you through each step, and no software download is required.