There have been reports of a scam involving the Federal Court and the Tax Court of Canada. Victims have reported receiving telephone calls from persons claiming to be representatives of the "Federal Tax Court" and are being told that they are under investigation and owe money. In some instances, scammers are using Courts Administration Service phone numbers to disguise their calls. If you receive a call of this nature, do not comply with their demands and contact the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre at 1-888-495-8501. If you believe that you have fallen victim to such fraud, call your local police as soon as possible.
Electronic filing, available in English and French, allows a party or the party's legal representative to file documents electronically with the Federal Court via a secure, Internet-based system, in all areas of the Court's jurisdiction.
The filing process is simplified by step by step directions that guide the user through each part of the application. Help options and information are available throughout the entire submission process.
Users can cancel their incomplete submission at any point in the application if they decide they do not wish to submit their documents electronically. Users can return to previous steps during the application if changes need to be made before submitting a filing.
Inquiries about the status of submitted filings are facilitated through the use of a unique filing identification number assigned to each completed submission, and further provided to the filing party as a confirmation number for their records.
The e-filing guidelines have been amended so that e-filers do not need to furnish paper copies of most documents (this does not apply to documents over 500 pages).
Thank you for visiting our web site and reviewing our Privacy Statement. We are committed to protecting the personal information that we collect from our web site users (“you”) in the course of this process, in accordance with all applicable regulatory requirements, including applicable privacy legislation. This Privacy Statement sets forth the guidelines used for the collection and use of the information you submit to us.
Your information is stored and processed completely within Canada.
We collect and use personal information for the sole purpose of processing your electronic filing.
We do not disclose your information to third parties, including combined demographic or statistical information derived from the web site.
We collect personally identifiable information (name, email address, or other unique identifiers) only if specifically knowingly provided by you.
We have implemented financially reasonable technical and organizational measures designed to secure your personal information from accidental loss and from unauthorized access, use, alteration or disclosure. However, we cannot guarantee that unauthorized third parties will never be able to defeat those measures or use your personal information for improper purposes. If we become aware of accidental or intentional exposure, or disclosure, of your personal information, we will notify you with the relevant information regarding disclosure, or possible disclosure; to the extent it can be determined.
By submitting your application through this website, you are consenting to the collection and use of your personal information for the purposes identified in this Privacy Statement.
If after reading this Statement, you prefer not to use the Electronic Filing System, please refer to Rule 71 of the Federal Courts Rules for alternate options to submit documents for filing.
You may cancel your session at any time. If you cancel, none of the information you have entered will be retained.