Starting the Program

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A eForms icon, like the one below, will be automatically created on your desktop. Additionally, a program group named eForms will be added to the Start menu, and will contain entries for the eForms 2012 program and its documentation.

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2012 eForms

 

Double click the eForms icon to start the software; the Start Page will be displayed each time that eForms is started. The Start Page provides immediate access to the primary features of eForms and to various sections of the help system.

 

Start Page

 

Getting Started

Provides quick access to the major components of eForms to prepare and file returns.

 

Create a new database - Create a database to hold company and employee information
Configure current database - Add (or remove) return types to (from) the current database
Edit user settings - Edit settings for the current user
Add a company to the database - Add a new company to the current database
Enter or Import data
Create and file returns

 

Check for Program Updates

Displays current status of Automatic Update Checking as well as links to check for and download the latest eForms release. Click on "Auto Program Updates" to toggle automatic update checking on, AUC - Green Check icon, or off, AUC - Red X icon. Requires that your computer can access the Internet using  FTP.

 

Check for program update now - Check for updates and display update status
Update checking is ON/OFF - Click to toggle automatic checking for eForms updates ON or OFF
View version history notes - Display current release notes
Go to downloads page - Open Internet browser to the eForms download page: http://www.AvanTax.ca/eForms/eForms_Downloads.html

 

Database Activities

The name and location of the last few database opened is shown here.

 

Configure current database - Add (or remove) return types to (from) the current database
Create a new database - Create a database to hold company and employee information
Convert a 2011 database - convert a 2011  database to the 2012 database format

 

Recent Databases

Displays the nine most recently used databases with the most recent at the top of the list

 

My Purchase History

Used to look up purchase history and authorization codes for past eForms or T4 TimeSaver versions purchased for your business.

 

Importing Data Files

Import data into eForms from Excel, CSV or XML source files

 

Excel - User guide - Opens the Import from Excel section of the eForms user guide
Excel - Import - Opens the Import from Excel dialogue
Excel - Open Import Template (xls) - Opens the Excel import templates included with the eForms installation

 

CSV - User guide - Opens the Import from CSV section of the eForms user guide
CSV - Import - Opens the Import from CSV dialogue

 

XML - User guide - Opens the Import from XML section of the eForms user guide
XML - Import (CRA) - Import data from a CRA XML file
XML - Import (RQ) - Import data from an RQ XML file

 

How Can We Help You

A selection of help options and resources.

 

Instructional Videos - Accesses training videos available from the eForms website (English only): http://www.avantax.ca/eForms/Videos/Video.html
User Guide - Opens the AvanTax eForms User Guide that was installed with eForms
Technical support - Provides quick access to Technical Support resources