Tax-Filer Empowerment Canada (TFEC) is an 12-member national industry association comprised of Canada’s leading tax preparation and software firms.
Formed in 2018, TFEC was created to promote a greater collaboration between government stakeholders such as the Canada Revenue Agency, the tax preparation and software industry, and Canadians. TFEC unites leading tax software developers and tax preparers to speak with one voice in Ottawa and across the country, to offer Canadians impartial, accurate and accessible tax filing options.
TFEC member companies’ electronic filing offerings range from:
In-person (brick-and-mortar) tax preparation
Do-it-with-me software (software which provides live assistance from a professional tax preparer)
Do-It-Yourself (DIY) software
Professional software (used by CPAs, attorneys, enrolled agents and independent tax preparers)
TFEC’s primary objectives are the following:
Enhance collaboration between government and the tax preparation and software industry for the benefit of Canadians
Promote impartial, innovative, accurate and accessible tax filing options offered by industry to Canadians
Maintain independence and confidence in Canada’s tax-filing system by ensuring the roles of tax preparer and tax collector remain separate and distinct.
That all Canadians file their taxes and receive the benefits they are entitled to through innovative, customer-centric, accurate and impartial tax preparation and software options provided by industry in partnership with government.
TFEC members are some of the most recognizable names in the tax preparation and software industry: