T4 TimeSaver
Production Release (2010.1.3.174)
March 22, 2011

March 22, 2011 (Production Release 2010.1.3.174)
1 The import from Excel has been altered to ignore embedded carriage returns and linefeeds in text fields. Previously these characters generated errors.
2 Fixed up some issues with the printed serial numbers on the RL-15 slip.
3 The import template for T5/RL-3 slips now has the ability to import RL-3 serial number information
4 RL-15s with both partner's share and units held both set to zero can now be included in XML submissions.
5 Changed the program to automatically recalculate the values on the RL15 slips before they are printed to ensure that box 14 is the same on all the slips.

February 22, 2011 (Production Release 2010.1.3.171)
1 Added the 'Internal Student Number' to the RL-8 edit list and RL-8 Excel import template.
2 Made a correction to the printed RL-1 and RL-3 summaries where the number of slips filed on electronic media and number of slips filed on the Internet may have been switched.  This issue only effected the printout of the summary and had no impact on slips or electronic filing.
3 Corrected a problem with the Merge function which sometimes prevented companies with RL-1 or RL-3 slips from being merged.
4 Corrected a problem on the RL-1 summary where box 20b, the compensation tax for wages paid after March 30th, was being calculated incorrectly.

February 14, 2011 (Production Release 2010.1.3.170)
1 T4 TimeSaver can now file Quebec RL-15 slips via XML
2 The T5013 (Federal Partnership Forms) have been updated to use the new 2010 forms.
3 A problem was corrected with the E-filing History report which prevented the report from printing correctly if the computer's date format was day/month/year.
4 The XML validation report for T5 slips was reporting spurious warning messages regarding the obsolete Filer Identification Number.  This has been corrected.
5 A correction was made to the T4ARCA summary to account for the change in the format of the Custodian Account Number.
6 A problem which prevented the creation of T4A individual recipient PDF files has been corrected.
7 You now have the option of creating individual recipient PDF files without assigning a password to the PDF file.
8 A change has been made to speed up the printing of T4As in the situation where there are a large number of slips.

January 28, 2011 (Production Release 2010.1.3.169)
1 An issue has been reported where recent releases of T4 TimeSaver may create RL-1 Returns with some of the box A ("Employment Income") fields being reported as $0.00 even though an amount was entered on the RL-1 slip.  If you prepare RL-1 Returns it is recommended that you install this new release.    A new report under File > Check Data Integrity of Relevé 1's will examine your data to see if there are any issues.

January 24, 2011 (Production Release 2010.1.3.168)
1 The Quebec form TP-646 has been updated to the 2010 format.
2 The RL-3 Edit List now prints the Quebec Identification Number at the bottom of the report instead of the federal Account Number.
3 The Pension Number (Box 36) now prints in the other information boxes area on the T4A Slip.
4 The T2200 now prints the recipient's first name in the designated area instead of alongside the surname.
5 The NEQ and Quebec Identification Number are now printed on the RL-l Summary on the top of the remittance slip.
6 Box I (PPIP Insurable Earnings) on the RL-1 slip now prints "0.00" instead of a blank in the case where there are no earnings.

January 18, 2011 (Production Release 2010.1.3.166)
1 A problem was corrected which prevented XML validation reports from displaying in French.
2 A change was made to the T5 XML validation report preventing spurious warning messages about invalid account numbers in cases where the recipient is a corporation.   While these spurious messages can be ignored, the updated version of T4 TimeSaver will remove them from the report

January 13, 2011 (Production Release 2010.1.3.165)
1 T3 and RL-16 XML (Federal and Quebec Trust Returns) have now been enabled.  However, the TP-646 (RL-16 Return) still prints using the 2009 format and will be updated in the next version of T4 TimeSaver
2 The RL-15 (Quebec Partnership Return) has been updated to the 2010 format.
3 Form T2200 (Declaration of Conditions of Employment) has been updated to the 2010 format.
4 Form ED-400 (Quebec XML transmittal form for CD/DVD submissions) has been updated to the 2010 format.
5 T4As containing values in only boxes 48,122,135,150,152,154 or156 may have these values excluded from T4A summary totals.
6 T4 TimeSaver has been updated to access CRA's new internet filing web site.
7 Several changes have been made to better accommodate computers with a French language version of Windows or with the regional settings set to French.

January 4, 2011 (Early-Production Release 2010.1.2.156)
1 The following issues have been resolved for the processing of T4As:
  1. Box 16 was missing from the T4A data entry screen.
  2. The company account number was printing on the recipient copies of T4A slips.
  3. The recipient number was not printing on T4A slips.  It now prints next to the name as per CRA instructions.
  4. Boxes 28, 30, 32, 34 ,40, 42, 48 and 101 did not print in the correct location on the T4A summary.
  5. The XML file created by T4 TimeSaver did not include box 48 (Fees for Services) or box 101 (Total other amounts)  in the summary section of the XML file.



See additional revision history for the 2010 T4 TimeSaver

The remainder of this document contains information on the following topics:

1 Contact Information for ELM Computer Systems
2 Converting Prior Year Program and User Settings
3 System Requirements
4 Installing T4 TimeSaver
5 Network Installation
6 Registering T4 TimeSaver
7 Installing Adobe Acrobat Reader
8 History of T4 TimeSaver releases

Contact Information for ELM Computer Systems

Toll Free: 1-800-268-3211
Toronto: (416) 495-1624
French support: (514) 499-9669
Fax Number: (416) 495-0044
 E-Mail: support@elmcomputers.com
Website: www.elmcomputers.com
http://www.t4timesaver.com
Mailing address: ELM Computer Systems Inc.
502 Gordon Baker Road
North York, Ontario M2H 3B4

Converting Prior Year Program and User Settings

Your tax slip data can be rolled forward from the 2009 T4 TimeSaver by selecting Convert Databases from the Tools menu or Open from the File menu.    T4 TimeSaver does not automatically import user settings from the previous year's T4 TimeSaver during the installation process.  You may use "Import User Information from Last Year's T4 TimeSaver" from the Tools menu to import user settings information.

System Requirements

T4 TimeSaver is designed for and tested on the following Windows platforms: Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Vista and Windows 7.

The Microsoft .NET Framework Version 2.0 must be installed on the computer. If, during program installation, a Network Administrator Installation is selected, the .NET Framework installation package will be copied to the network location and will be installed if required when T4NETNODE.EXE is run.  If a Workstation Installation is selected and the Framework is not installed, you will be prompted to download the  .NET Framework installation  package from the Internet.

Windows 2000 has the following prerequisites:

Installing T4 TimeSaver

If you downloaded the install file (T4NETSETUP.MSI) from www.t4timesaver.com, simply run it and follow the instructions.  If you are installing from a CD, insert the CD and wait a few seconds for the setup program to start up. If it does not start automatically, run D:SETUP.EXE (replacing D: with the drive letter of your CD drive). Follow the on-screen instructions.  If you are running Windows Vista you may have to right click on the installation file and select "Run as administrator" to start the installation.

Network Installation

If you want to run T4 TimeSaver from more than one workstation, you can do a Workstation installation on each computer, but for ease of installation and centralizing subsequent program updates, it is recommended that you install the program on a network drive where it can be accessed by all network users. This type of installation is called a Network Administrator installation.

When you start the installation, select "Network Administrator" as the type of installation and complete the installation to a network drive. Then run T4NETNODE.EXE from each workstation to install the program on the workstations. A shortcut will be created on the workstation's desktop and in the Start menu.

When installed as a "node", T4 TimeSaver can also run in off-line mode, which allows laptop users to run the program when out of the office (accessing local data and user settings), and then reconnect to the network when back in the office.

Registering T4 TimeSaver

To register this copy of the program simply enter the unique authorization code issued to you by ELM Computer Systems. Until this code is entered, the program will print "VOID" on the slips and summaries, and the features of T4 TimeSaver Plus will be unavailable. You may continue to use T4 TimeSaver without registering the program. All the data you enter will be saved. The opportunity to register will be available every time you start the program until registration has been completed.

Installing Adobe Acrobat Reader

T4 TimeSaver uses the free Adobe Acrobat Reader for viewing and printing returns (slips and summaries). You must have Acrobat 5.x or above. To install or upgrade Acrobat Reader you may download Acrobat Reader from Adobe's website http://get.adobe.com/reader.   If you have difficulty downloading or installing the software, visit Adobe's website at www.adobe.com.

History of T4 TimeSaver releases

December 20, 2010 (Early-Production Release 2010.1.2.155)
1 Except where noted below, all forms and XML output have been updated to the 2010 format where required.
2 T3 returns processing has been added to the software and is available in the Enterprise version of T4 TimeSaver.  The following features are currently available:
        - T3 Slips and Summaries data entry and forms printing.
        - Importing slips from Excel.
        - T3 Return (the four page form) as a stand alone form.

       - Various schedules associated with the T3 Return will be added in a future release of T4 TimeSaver 
       - Generation of XML for submission to CRA will be available in a future release of T4 TimeSaver.
 

3 RL-16  returns processing has been added to the software and is available in the Enterprise version of T4 TimeSaver.  The following features are currently available:
        - RL-16 Slips data entry and forms printing.
        - Importing slips from Excel.
        - RL-16 Return (the four page form) as a stand alone form.

        - Various schedules associated with the RL-16 Return will be added in a future release of T4 TimeSaver
        - Generation of XML for submission to MRQ will be available in a future release of T4 TimeSaver.
 

4 The Enterprise feature which allows the creation of individual PDF files for recipient copies of various slips now can create password-protected PDF files.
5 Quebec partnership forms processing has been disabled in this version of T4 TimeSaver while the 2010 forms are incorporated into the software.  If you need to process these forms then use the 2009 release of T4 TimeSaver.

December 1, 2010 (Pre-Production Release 2010.1.1.135)
1 Removed an unintentional limitation which prevented XML files from being produced after December 1st.

November 1, 2010 (Pre-Production Release 2010.1.1.134)
1 Import from Excel for T3 and RL-16 slips is now enabled.   Data entry for T3 and RL-16 slips and summaries is also enabled.   Draft versions of the printed T3 and RL-16 slips and summaries are also available.  XML output for T3 and RL-16s is not available in this version of T4 TimeSaver.

October 26, 2010 (Pre-Production Release 2010.1.1.133)
1 Fixed a problem which prevented the French language user interface from working properly.

October 20, 2010 (Pre-Production Release 2010.1.1.132)
1 All rates and constants have been updated for the 2010 taxation year. / Data may be rolled forward from 2009 T4 TimeSaver
2 T4RIF, T4RSP and T5007 forms are now available
3 T4 TimeSaver now has a fully bilingual user interface.  Use Setup > Language to switch between French and English
4 Forms printing / XML output is in 2009 format, but may be used for filing 2010 returns.
5 Electronic filing has been reorganized to make the procedure more intuitive
6 Electronic submissions can now be prepared for selected slips instead of just all original or all amended slips
7 Database maintenance routines (conversion, repair, update between versions) now run quicker.

April 1, 2010 (Pre-Production Release 2010.1.1.112)
1 The federal partnership forms processing now uses the new 2009 forms which take into consideration the new partnership account numbers.  There is now a dedicated field on the company information screen for the partnership account number.
2 The summaries for RL-1, RL-2, RL-3, RL-8, RL-25, as well as the the summary and schedules for the RL-15, can now optionally be printed in French.

March 15, 2010 (Pre-Production Release 2010.1.1.110)
1 All rates and constants have been updated for the 2010 taxation year.
2 Data may be rolled forward from 2009 T4 TimeSaver.
3 Forms printing / XML output is in 2009 format, but may be used for filing 2010 returns.
4 User settings may be imported from last year's T4 TimeSaver by selecting 'Import User Information from Last Year's T4 TimeSaver' from the Tools menu.

 


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