Electronic tax filing option removed from website amid hacking threat by CRA.


CRA has posted a notice on its website stating that it detected “an internet vulnerability” and took down many of its services, including electronic tax filing.The notice says people can still complete their forms, but will have to wait to file.

So those who plan to file their taxes online could face difficulties.

CRA Spokesperson, Patrick Samson says,”Digital services were taken offline as a precaution, not as the result of a successful hack or breach.”

Digital services will remain offline until officials are satisfied there is no longer a security risk, he says.