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Montreal, QC (February 9, 2016) – Canadian tax software leader UFile announced today a complete redesign of their popular online and desktop software for tax year 2015. The new program, compatible across all platforms and browsers, features a bold design aesthetic and graphic icons; more intuitive navigation; and refined, customized services including the new real-time diagnostic panel and Tax Saving Ideas. Paving the way in tax software built-in intelligence, and supported by a highly robust tax engine used by tax professionals across the country, the new and improved UFile offers Canadians an unrivalled virtual accountant experience.
According to the CRA, 45 per cent of Canadians filed their own taxes last year and 82 per cent of all tax returns filed (whether personally or professionally) were filed electronically. New initiatives from the CRA -- like MyCRA mobile app and Auto-fill my return -- make online filing easier and more accessible, and Canadians are responding with a growing number choosing to prepare and electronically file their own returns. UFile offers Canadians a NETFILE-ready tax preparation solution for the entire family that takes full advantage of the CRA’s initiatives, while minimizing the risk of error and maximizing the family’s tax refund.
“The newly designed UFile platform is a response to what we’ve heard from our loyal customers and also from the marketplace in general,” says Joanne Birtch, Senior Director of Marketing and New Business Development for UFile. “A significant addition to the new program is the Tax Saving Ideas tool, offering highly customized, troubleshooting solutions for Canadians to ensure no credits, deductions, transfers or other benefits have been overlooked.”
UFile’s desktop and online products can prepare any type of personal tax return, eliminating the need to upgrade to a more advanced product. Adding to existing email support and a powerful virtual agent, this year, for the first time, UFile ONLINE will now offer users free telephone support.
UFile is available at national retailers including; Staples, Best Buy, Loblaws, The Source, Walmart, Rexall Drugs, and Jean Coutu in Quebec. Consumers can purchase UFile products directly through the web or at the retail level. UFile is owned by Thomson Reuters, the world’s leading source of intelligent information for businesses and professionals.
2016 UFile Pricing
$17.95 Single person
$27.95 Couple (includes limited dependants)
UFile for Windows (desktop)
$19.99 UFile 4 (up to 4 returns, includes bonus 4 returns for taxpayers with an income of $25,000 or less)
$29.99 UFile 12 (up to 12 returns, includes bonus 4 returns for taxpayers with an income of $25,000 or less)
UFile ONLINE is available at no charge for many tax filers, including those with only a T4 slip to report; Canadians with a total income under $20,000; first-time filers, including new Canadians; all post-secondary students (regardless of their income); and seniors receiving the Guaranteed Income Supplement. In addition, with UFile ONLINE, dependants’ returns are free as well.
For additional information on UFile products or for interview opportunities with a UFile spokesperson, please contact Julia@ideaworkshop.ca.
UFile is the Canadian consumer tax program from Thomson Reuters, located in Montréal, Québec. It is a leading provider of tax preparation products and has served the professional tax community with tax products for more than 25 years. UFile products include UFile ONLINE, UFile and UFile PRO. UFile is an official sponsor of Earth Day Canada and helps to reduce greenhouse gases and preserve trees through its work with the CRA and promotion of electronic tax filing. Visit ufile.ca or join the conversation @UFile, #taxesyourway or at facebook.com/UFile
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