As of 2015 the website for the Canada Revenue Agency publishes printable tax forms in ".pdf" format. The agency no longer automatically mails printed tax packets to residents but does permit taxpayers to order them on the website or by phone. Postal outlets and Service Canada offices also carry the printed forms, notes About.com. TAXES.CA publishes a list of links to provincial and territorial tax forms for those regions that use documents separate from the Canada Revenue Agency.
The forms and publications page of the Canada Revenue Agency website contains links to forms grouped by topic, cultural group, document type, and form or publication number. Links lead to pages explaining how to get forms in audio, braille or large-print formats, as well as to customized forms for those who file a large number of documents and to the online form for ordering paper forms and publications. The page also provides a top-10 listing of commonly viewed forms and publications.
Some Canada Revenue Agency documents are available only in paper format because of the technology they require, including some payment forms and remittance vouchers. Contact the agency at the toll-free number noted on the agency web page that discusses these documents in order to request them.
The addition of the NETFILE system permits Canadian taxpayers to file prepared tax documents online, explains About.com. However, there are restrictions. For example, the system accepts only certain types of tax-preparation software, and nonresidents and people who have recently filed for bankruptcy must file by mail.