TAX WEBSITE DOWN

Mar 12, 2017

By Christine Ross

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Canadians planning to file their taxes online could face difficulties as the threat of hacking prompted the Canada Revenue Agency to take down the service indefinitely. A notice was posted on the agency’s website that says it detected “an internet vulnerability” and took down many of its services, including electronic tax filing. The services include ones such as My Account, My Business Account, Netfile, EFILE and Auto-Fill My Return.The notice says people can still complete their forms, but will have to wait to file. A spokesman for the Canada Revenue Agency says the tax filing services were taken offline Friday as a precaution to project Canadians’ tax information. Patrick Samson says the CRA isn’t aware of any personal information being affected, but says the agency will monitor the situation.

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