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Current AvanTax eForms Version: 2017.1.1.101

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May 10, 2017- Pre-Production Release 2017.1.1.101

1 Release 2017.1.1.100 of AvanTax eForms 2017 did not set up database file associations correctly. If you double click on a 2016 AvanaTax eForms database after installing the 2017 release of the software, it would attempt to use the 2017 program to open the 2016 file. To correct this problem please install the newest release of AvanTax eForms 2017.

April 21, 2017- Pre-Production Release 2017.1.1.100

1 All rates and constants have been updated for the 2017 taxation year.
2 Data may be rolled forward from 2016 AvanTax eForms.
3 All Forms printing / XML output is in 2016 format, but may be used for filing 2017 returns.

February 15, 2017 - Production Release 2016.1.2.116 - Our 30th Annual Release!

1 The two-per-page T4A slip had separate boxes for the recipient's surname and first name/initial pre-printed on the form. AvanTax eForms printed the entire recipient name in the surname box using the standard format (SURNAME, First, Initial). We made a change to the printing to improve readability of the slip. We made this change for cosmetic purposes only. All T4A slips produced by any previous version of the software are perfectly sufficient as is. As such, release 2016.1.2.116 is entirely optional.

February 13, 2017 - Production Release 2016.1.2.115 - Our 30th Annual Release!

1 We corrected a problem on the RL-1 Summary where Box 51, the Contribution to the Workforce Skills Development and Recognition Fund (WSDRF) may be calculated incorrectly.

The amount for Box 51 is supposed to be calculated in the event that your payroll is greater than $2,000,000.00. However, the program calculated it when the payroll is over $1,000,000.00. Therefore, box 51 would be calculated incorrectly if the payroll is between $1,000,000.00 and $2,000,000.00

Please note that this issue affects the summary only and not the printing of slips or the generation of XML submission files.

You can resolve this issue without updating to the newest release of AvanTax eForms if you override box 50 on the summary and set it to 0.00 if necessary.
2 We corrected a problem that may affect the printing and XML filing of T5013 (Federal partnership) slips in release 2016.1.2.114 or earlier of AvanTax eForms.

If you are preparing T5013 slips you may encounter a situation where one of the slips cannot be printed. If you have produced an XML file for CRA it is also possible that one of the slips may be excluded from the submission file. Please read on for details.

This situation will only occur if you are preparing T5013 slips and you have selected to automatically transfer the value account 8299 (Total Revenue) or 9369 (Net non-farming income) from Schedule 125 to the slips and summary.

Description of the issue:

1. When printing T5013 slips you may find that one of the slips will not print. If you print all the slips in a batch, one slip will be missing. If you try to print this slip individually the system will give the message “There is no data in the selected company or companies to be printed”. The missing slip will be the first one in the list when the slips are displayed in data entry sequence.

2. If the issue identified in item 1 above has occurred then the system would also exclude the same slip from the XML file created for submission to CRA.

Resolution:

1. Upgrade to the newest version of AvanTax eForms.

2. If you have already submitted XML files for partnership forms and have also selected to automatically transfer the value account 8299 (Total Revenue) or 9369 (Net non-farming income) from Schedule 125 to the slips and summary then there may be a slip missing from the XML file. You will have to check your XML file to determine if there is a missing slip.

◦ Find the XML file that you submitted. Double click on it to open it in a browser. Scroll to the bottom of the file and find the tag which says . It should be about 8 lines up from the bottom. If the number of slips is correct then you do not have a problem. If the number of slips is one less than you expected you will have to prepare and submit an additional XML containing the one missing slip only.

◦ If you have reviewed your XML file and have determined that there is a slip missing, or if you need help making this determination, or if you need assistance preparing the second submission file, then please call our support line and we will help you diagnose and correct the issue.

February 6, 2017 - Production Release 2016.1.2.114 - Our 30th Annual Release!

1 A print alignment issue has been corrected on the T5007 summary.
2 The Electronic Filing validation warnings report gave the warning message: "Technical contact email address - invalid e-mail address" in the case where the second email address in the transmitter setup screen was left blank.

In this case, it was a spurious error message and can be ignored. The second email address is an optional field in the transmitter setup.

The new version of the program does not give this warning in the situation where the second email address is left blank in the transmitter setup.

Januaray 9, 2017 - Production Release 2016.1.2.112 - Our 30th Annual Release!

1 All forms and XML output have been updated to the 2016 version and approved by CRA and RQ.

December 19, 2016 - Production Release 2016.1.2.111 - Our 30th Annual Release!

1 All forms and XML output have been updated to the 2016 version where applicable with the exception of the following:
  • The printing of the Quebec RL31 is disabled pending government approval and will be updated in a future release of AvanTax eForms.

September 20, 2016 - Pre-Production Release 2016.1.1.104 - Our 30th Annual Release!

1 We have improved the data entry screens for the T5013 Summary Totals page as well as for Schedule 100 (Balance Sheet) and Schedule 125 (Income Statement). An effort has been made to make partnership forms processing more intuitive and time-efficient.
2 You now have the option to take a database backup before certain system operations (Delete companies; Remove slips; Global change of slip information; Import from XLS/CSV/XML)
3 We've added numerous features requested by our clients, including:
  • The ability to print selected slips filtered on any data field (eForms Enterprise only)
  • Global Changes menu now includes a Delete Selected Companies option
  • Improved Sequence Number handling on Revenu Québec forms

May 10, 2016 - Pre-Production Release 2016.1.1.102 - Our 30th Annual Release!

1 Fixed a problem with the netnode.exe install program which created an icon pointing to AvanTax eForms 2015 instead of the 2016 release.

May the Fourth - Pre-Production Release 2016.1.1.101 - Our 30th Annual Release!

1 All rates and constants have been updated for the 2016 taxation year.
2 Data may be rolled forward from 2015 AvanTax eForms.
3 All Forms printing / XML output is in 2015 format, but may be used for filing 2016 returns.

May 3, 2016 - It's Our Thirtieth Year

We've come a long way from the original DOS version released in 1987; take a look at the screen shots below to see just how far!
1 1997 T4 TimeSaver & 2016 AvanTax eForms Start Pages
2 1997 T4 TimeSaver & 2016 AvanTax eForms T4 slip Data Entry Screens

April 25, 2016 - Product Price Promotion

From this point on, the AvanTax eForms software will be available to ALL new clients at a 50% discount off of our regular price! See product & price information here.

February 5, 2016 - Production Release 2015.1.2.110

1 The system now prints form RL-31.P. This is copy 1 of the RL-31 slip which users can submit to Revenu Québec if they are not planning on filing this information in XML format.

January 14, 2016 - Production Release 2015.1.2.109

1 Updated the T3 Slip, Summary and Return to the 2015 version of the forms.
2 Added the NAICS code to the top of page 2 of the printed Releve 1 Summary

December 10, 2015 - Production Release 2015.1.2.108

1 Fixed an issue which could cause a program error while converting from a 2014 database

December 9, 2015 - Production Release 2015.1.2.107

1 All forms and XML output have been updated to the 2015 version where applicable
2 The system can now process Quebec's new Releve 30 and Releve 31 slips
3 A correction was made to the gross up rate for eligible dividends on the Quebec Releve 3. The corrected rate is 1.38. The pre-production version used the rate 1.138

November 9, 2015 - New Features for the AvanTax eForms 2015 Production Release!

1 We've added the Revenu Québec RL-30 & RL-31 forms
2 Improved database information is now displayed on the Start Page
3 Transmitter Setup page has been updated to improve ease of use and indicate required fields
4 Warning messages have been added/improved regarding missing Relevé sequence numbers when printing slips or creating XML submissions
5 Overal performance improvements

May 26, 2015 - Pre-Production Release 2015.1.1.100

1 All rates and constants have been updated for the 2015 taxation year.
2 Data may be rolled forward from 2014 AvanTax eForms.
3 All Forms printing / XML output is in 2014 format, but may be used for filing 2015 returns.

March 19, 2015 - Production Release 2014.1.2.112

1 The Quebec TP-646 (Trust income tax return) has been updated for the 2014 taxation year.
2 The Federal T3 - (Trust Income Tax and Information Return) has been updated for the 2014 taxation year.

February 9, 2015 - Production Release 2014.1.2.111

1 All forms and XML output have been updated to the 2014 version.
2 The printing of the Quebec RL16 and TP64.3 is now enabled.
3 A small correction has been made to the French instructions on the printed T2202A slip. Four words on the French language instructions in the middle of page two printed in the same spot making it difficult to read.

January 27, 2015 - AvanTax Software is now on Facebook and Twitter!

We're on Facebook and Twitter! You can "Like" us here Facebook or follow us here Twitter or walk on the wild side and do both! We will be using these accounts as additional channels of communication with our clients.

January 14, 2015 - Production Release 2014.1.2.110

1 All forms and XML output have been updated to the 2014 version where applicable with the exception of the following:
  • The printing of the Quebec  RL16 and TP64.3 is disabled pending government approval and will be updated in a future release of AvanTax eForms.
2 The printing of federal T1204, T5018 and T4A-RCA slips is now enabled.

January 7, 2015 - Production Release 2014.1.2.109

1 All forms and XML output have been updated to the 2014 version where applicable with the exception of the following:
  • The printing of federal T1204, T5018 and T4A-RCA slips is disabled pending CRA approval and will be updated in a future release of AvanTax eForms.
  • The printing of the Quebec  RL16 and TP64.3 is disabled pending government approval and will be updated in a future release of AvanTax eForms.
2 We corrected a problem where some users received an error message that displayed every few hours during times when AvanTax eForms had been idle for several minutes. The error message was "Object reference not set to an instance of an object". Installing this update will solve this problem. Alternatively, you may simply acknowledge the error message with [OK] and then say [No] to the question about sending the error report to support. Ignoring this error will not cause a problem.

December 15, 2014 - Initial-Production Release 2014.1.2.108

1 All forms and XML output have been updated to the 2014 version where applicable with the exception of the following:
  • The printing of federal T1204 and T5018 slips is disabled pending CRA approval and will be updated in a future release of AvanTax eForms.
  • The printing of the Quebec RL-24, RL16 and TP64.3 is disabled pending government approval and will be updated in a future release of AvanTax eForms.

November 24, 2014 - WeFileTaxSlips.com is Online!

1 The new AvanTax Filing Services website, WeFileTaxSlips, is now live. This is where you need to go if you would rather have someone else process your tax returns for you. We do it all, cheerfully and at reasonable rates.

May 20, 2014 - Pre-Production Release 2014.1.1.101

1 Fixed a problem with the netnode.exe install program which created an icon pointing to AvanTax eForms 2013 instead of the 2014 release.

May 6, 2014 - Pre-Production Release 2014.1.1.100

1 All rates and constants have been updated for the 2014 taxation year.
2 Data may be rolled forward from 2013 AvanTax eForms.
3 All Forms printing / XML output is in 2014 format, but may be used for filing 2014 returns.

March 25, 2014 - Production Release 2013.1.3.139

1 Corrected a problem introduced in release 2013.1.3.138 where XML files produced for Quebec Relevé slips were not assigned electronic serial numbers. Relevé slips prepared with any other release of AvanTax eForms other than 2013.1.3.138 were prepared correctly

March 21, 2014 - Production Release 2013.1.3.138

1 Fixed a problem where columns 12 and 13 on the T5013 Schedule 8 may have printed as blank even though the correct numbers were displayed on the data entry screen.
2 Fixed a problem where Boxes B1 and B2 were reversed on the RL-8 summary.

February 27, 2014 - Production Release 2013.1.3.137

1 The Quebec Partnership Information Return (TP-600) now uses the 2013 forms for the return and its associated schedules.
2 The printed T5013 slip did not include the postal code in the recipient's address. This has been corrected.

January 22, 2014 - Production Release 2013.1.3.133

1 A bug has been fixed in the Adjustment Report where per-employee adjustments would not be displayed in the detailed report if more than one employer was selected. Adjustment calculations and totals were not affected by this bug.

December 19, 2013 - Production Release 2013.1.2.132

1 All forms and XML output have been updated to their 2013 versions where applicable with the exception of the following:
  • The federal and Quebec partnership forms will be updated in a future release of AvanTax eForms.
2 Performance and stability improvements have been made throughout the software.
3 Version 2013.1.2.132 was released as the Early Production Release on December 19, 2013, and subsequently upgraded to be the Production Release on January 10, 2014.

June 25, 2013 - Pre-Production Release 2013.1.1.110

1 All Forms printing / XML output is in 2012 format, but may be used for filing 2013 returns.
2 The Quebec TP-64.3-V has been added to the selection of forms available in AvanTax eForms.
3 The Quebec RL-11, RL-22, RL-24 and RL-27 have been added to the selection of forms available in AvanTax eForms.  These forms are currently being reviewed by Revenue Quebec. Until approval is received the printed forms will include a watermark indicating that it is for demonstration purposes only.  Additionally, XML filing is suppressed for these forms.
4 A company tag has been added to the company setup screen.  This company tag will allow the user to distinguish between companies which have exactly the same name.  The company tag is not included on any government form or submission file but is used internally in selection lists and other reports.
5 A number of improvements have been made to the performance of the import from spreadsheet and from CSV files.
6 T5 slips and Quebec RL-3 slips can now be completely disassociated for those users who need to process one of these slips independently from the other.
7 Enterprise users will be able to utilize a subset tag to filter and process groups of slips.   For example, in the case of T5 slips, you can print and file slips which have only a specified subset tag, such as 'Batch 2' or 'June T5s'.
8 The slip type (i.e., Original, Amended, Cancelled) may now be changed for any group of slips using Tools > Global Changes > Slip Information.

May 9, 2013 - Pre-Production Release 2013.1.1.102

1 Fixed a problem with the netnode.exe install program which created an icon pointing to AvanTax eForms 2012 instead of the 2013 release.

March 20, 2013 - Pre-Production Release 2013.1.1.101

1 All rates and constants have been updated for the 2013 taxation year.
2 Data may be rolled forward from the 2012 T4 TimeSaver.
3 All Forms printing / XML output is in 2012 format, but may be used for filing 2013 returns.
 

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