About eForms


Since its introduction as T4 TimeSaver in 1987, AvanTax eForms has been used by tens of thousands of Canadian businesses to reliably produce CRA and Revenu Québec information returns Originally written for MS-DOS in 1987, T4 TimeSaver was rewritten for Windows in 1997 and in 2011 we renamed T4 TimeSaver to AvanTax eForms to reflect its multiple forms capability.


AvanTax eForms' development team is committed to providing software for producing Canadian information returns that is superior to any other system and we continually add new features in response to new CRA & RQ requirements requests and suggestions from our clients.


New and improved features in the 2022 version of eForms include:


We've created a stand-alone Import Validation Tool which can be used to provide a detailed report of import file data errors that would result in an import failure or an invalid return
We've updated all Relevé forms to the new monochrome format
We've added the T550 Application for Registration of RSPs, ESPs or RIFS under Section 146, 146.1 and 146.3 of the Income Tax Act as an optional add-on module for eForms Enterprise
We've added the ability to format text and include images in the body of the email message when emailing recipient slips
We've added the ability to filter slips by country when preparing recipient slips
We've added an "Email Slips" button to the Reports Centre
We've updated both the Forms Centre and the Reports Centre to default to the previously selected form
We've improved the import error report to allow users to display the full report if desired
We've added messages warning of a significant risk of data loss that displays if eForms and its database appear to be at opposite ends of a VPN tunnel
We've made numerous data validation enhancements
We've made numerous user experience enhancements
We've resolved all bugs which our clients have reported to us


eForms can be used to prepare returns for the following information slips:


Canada Revenue Agency (CRA): AGR-1, NR4, RRSP, T1204, T215, T3, T4, T4PS, T4RIF, T4RSP, T4A, T4A-NR, T4A-RCA, T4E, T5, T5007, T5008, T5013, T5018, T2200, T2200S, T2202 & TFSA

Revenu Québec (RQ): Relevé 1, Relevé 2, Relevé 3, Relevé 5, Relevé 8, Relevé 11, Relevé 15, Relevé 16, Relevé 18, Relevé 22, Relevé 24, Relevé 25, Relevé 27, Relevé 31 & TP-64.3-V


The selection of forms that are available depends on the version of AvanTax eForms installed:


eForms Lite: T4, T4A, T5, Relevé 1 & Relevé 3

eForms Basic: All forms in eForms Lite, plus: AGR-1, NR4, RRSP, T1204, T4PS, T4RIF, T4RSP, T4A-NR, T4A-RCA, T5007, T5008, T5018, T2200, T2200S, T2202, TFSA, Relevé 2, Relevé 5, Relevé 8, Relevé 11, Relevé 18, Relevé 22, Relevé 24, Relevé 25, Relevé 27, Relevé 31 & TP-64.3-V

eForms Standard: All forms in eForms Basic, plus: T215, T4E, T5013 & Relevé 15

eForms Enterprise: All forms in eForms Standard, plus: T3 & Relevé 16


If you have need of one of our older versions, all software releases from 1997 onward are available from the downloads page on our website: www.AvanTax.ca/eForms


We've also provided a comprehensive series of QuickHelps Videos to address the most frequently asked questions:


AvanTax eForms Start to Finish
Download and Install eForms
Start eForms for the First Time
Create, Configure and Convert Databases
Add a Company to a Database
Import from Excel & CSV
Edit Slip & Summary Forms
Prepare & Submit XML Files
Create Individual Recipient Slips
Email Recipient Slips
Amend & Cancel Slips
Using eForms for T2202 & T4A Slips for an Educational Institution
Export Reports