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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 and client requests. New and improved features in the 2020 version of eForms include:

 

All rates and constants have been updated to their 2020 values
Added the new T2200S, Declaration of Conditions of Employment for Working at Home Due to COVID-19
Enhancement to emailing recipient PDF slips  (Email is a feature of eForms Enterprise)
oOption to include a second recipient in an email
oOption to attach to one email all recipient slip PDFs with the same email address
oOption to use either "_" or "-" as filename delimiter for individual recipient PDFs
Enhancements to data processing during import from Excel (Import is a feature of eForms Standard and eForms Enterprise)
oOption to automatically trim data if over maximum length
oOption to continue with import when errors exist in data
oOption to continue with import when columns have invalid headers
oAdded ability to remove spaces and dashes from SINs and Business Numbers
oAdded ability to convert empty SINs to all zeroes
oEnhanced error reporting when importing T2202 data
Recipient PDF filenames are now included in export to CSV (PDF filenames are a feature of eForms Enterprise)
Improved the scaling of over or undersized signature (Signature is a feature of eForms Standard and eForms Enterprise)
Enhancements to processing of Revenu Québec forms
oClarified wording of messages displayed when printing Revenu Québec forms
oClarified wording of messages displayed when processing Revenu Québec XML files
oImproved notifications when Revenu Québec requires paper copy of a Reléve summary
"Request Remote Control Session" (in eForms' HELP menu) links to TeamViewer  on eForms' website rather than a local installation
Created a series of Quick Helps to address our client's most common questions without the need to refer to this user guide
Made many performance, usability and user experience enhancements
Create a duplicate of the displayed T5, T2200, T2200S, T2202 or TP-64 form (other than name and address data) by pressing CTRL + R
Bug Fix: Transferring company data to a new database now includes filing history data

 

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

 

Canada Revenue Agency (CRA): 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: 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

 

This guide was last edited on 2021-01-26.