The Canada Revenue Agency took down its online services, including electronic filing of taxes when they discovered some of their servers are affected with the security vulnerability.
“At this time, we are not aware that any personal information has been affected. However, we continue to assess and remedy the situation. We are working to bring our online services back up as soon as possible. Updates will be posted as they become available.”
April 30,2017 is the last date for filing taxes for the year 2016. Canadians can still fill out forms electronically, but they may have to wait for tax filing until website becomes fully operational.
The Government of Canada is also promoting the month of March as the fraud prevention month.
At the time of writing, we were still not able to login or access our online CRA account. There is still not ETA when services will be back online. CRA will update through social channels whenever the services will be back online.
Update: CRA has restored all the services today at 5:00PM and now you can file your return.
In the last 48 hours, the CRA has worked around the clock with other government departments to implement a solution to address the vulnerability. We are now confident that the solution has been rigorously and successfully tested and services returned online.