Partnering with Government

Partnering with Government

TFEC partners with government to foster innovation in the tax-filing process to better serve Canadians. The following are some of the public policy priorities on which TFEC works.


Enhancing collaboration between government and the tax preparation and software industry to ensure Canadians can file their taxes with confidence and receive the benefits to which they are entitled.

Privacy & Security

Protecting the sensitive personal financial information that Canadians provide when they file their taxes.

Knowledge & Support

Ensuring the tax preparation and software industry plays a leading role in providing industry knowledge and support in response to government public policy proposals and objectives.


Maintaining clear separation between tax preparation and tax collection within Canada’s tax-filing system. The separation of these roles enshrines the rights of Canadians to independently prepare and file their income taxes, while enabling the CRA to focus its efforts on impartially assessing tax-filing. This separation is fundamental to our self-declaration tax filing system.