Using Sequence (Relevé) Numbers on RL Slips


Sequence numbers printed on Relevé slips are assigned by eForms, from a range supplied to ELM Computer Systems by Revenu Québec, as each slip is printed. Depending on the slip to be printed, its status and the answers you provide, you will see one or more of the following dialogues:


Serial Number - B


The screen above will be displayed when you are re-printing slips (whether original or amended), Clicking on "Yes" will cause eForms to calculate new sequence numbers for the slips being printed. Clicking on "No" will cause eForms to print the slips using the sequence number already assigned. In the case where no sequence number exists, eForms will assign the next number in sequence.


Serial Number - A


The dialogue above will be displayed when one or more amended slips are included in the slips to be printed. If you answer "Yes" at this dialogue, all amended slips printed will be assigned new sequence numbers (as well as any original slip not already assigned a number).


The dialogue below will be displayed if amended slips have been printed and you have chosen to re-assign sequence numbers to amended slips only:


Serial Number - C


Answering "Yes" at this dialogue will save the sequence number for amended slips in the "Previous relevé number" field of the slip's data entry screen.


Most Relevé slips display two sequence numbers:


The upper number is assigned to the slip when you generate an XML return but not when slips are printed. You must enter the beginning number into eForms on the Electronic Filing page for Revenu Québec under Step 3. Revenu Québec provides each Company/Payer with a unique range of sequence numbers for each XML return. Revenu Québec does not provide eForms with these numbers, you must contact Revenu Québec at 1-866-814-8392 if you do not have them.
The lower number is assigned to the slip when it is printed but not when generating an XML return. For returns filed electronically, printed slips must contain both the XML  and the printed sequence number; you must generate the XML file to assign the XML sequence numbers to the slips before printing so they can be printed as required by Revenu Québec. Revenu Québec has provided eForms with a range of sequence numbers to be used by our clients when printing slips.


The procedure to ensure that both sequence number print correctly on any paper Relevé slips would be to:


Enter the slips into eForms
Check for errors in data entry
Process the electronic filing submission file, this will assign the top sequence number
Print the slips – this will assign the bottom sequence number.  Since the XML processing was done first, both numbers will print